Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meatball Obsession!

Who doesn't love meatballs?  What a great concept - I'm seeing one on every corner in the near future.  Below is the scoop on the company. At Daniel Mancini’s walk-up window in Manhattan, the meatball bypasses its traditional role as pasta accessory and takes a shot at full-fledged stardom. Since opening Meatball Obsession last April, Mancini’s 225-square-foot shop has dazzled thousands with artisan-made meatballs served in a cup (yes, a cup). Based on the original family recipe from Mancini’s grandma Anna, the 2.5-ounce meatballs are beef, pork, or turkey and are served with 3 ounces of homemade Italian plum tomato…

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Tasti D-Lite is on the move!

Since the late ’80s, New York City has had a secret: a sweet, creamy, frozen dairy dessert that won’t mess up a model’s diet, or anyone else’s for that matter. The secret has gotten out, however, as Tasti D-Lite stores have opened in places as close to the Big Apple as New Jersey and Connecticut, and as far away as Texas, California, and Arizona. And international dessert lovers are trying Tasti D-Lite these days, too, as the concept has spread to Mexico and Dubai. “Our goal is to open 50 more domestically and 14 internationally in 2011,” says Tasti D-Lite…

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Candidate Testimonial – Why We Are Different from Other Agencies!

Patrice & Associates is proud of our franchisees because we all share the same mission statement, "recruiting is not about money, it's about helping people". Below is an email we received from a candidate who Kim Corti helped find a job. For anyone looking for a job: I was looking to move my family to Florida this past May and needed a job down there in order to secure a move. I worked for Outback Steakhouse and didn't feel that things were progressing in my favor and I was worried that our move wasn't going to happen. So I decided…

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Upcoming Free Job Seeker Webinar – Jan. 16th

Finding your Passion, Purpose, and Power in Your Career Transition January 16th @ 3:00 am EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST) One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the life you deserve yet just don't…

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New Years Resolution – Weekly Review of your Job Search

Starting this week, commit to a weekly review of your job search.  Ask yourself three questions each Friday: 1. What is the 20% of what I did that provided 80% of my results?  (Do more of those actions in the coming week) 2. How did I waste time?  (Stop those actions immediately) 3. What new idea should I implement next week?  (This will help you keep your job search effective and eliminates bad habits) When you implement this weekly review, you may have a bad week in your search, but you will never have a bad month.   If you want…

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See What a Recruiter Sees – the Pros and Cons of your Resume

January 8th @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST) In this Job Seeker Training, resume pros and cons will be discussed. Taking an in-depth look at resume changes over the past decade, our resume expert will instruct on do’s and don’ts as it relates to what works on a resume…and what doesn’t. Job seekers will be provided some helpful tips and tricks that should be taken into account when drafting their resume as well as be educated on what industry recruiters believe are red flags. To register for the training, you may login to…

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Have you Written Down Ten Goals for 2013?

Written goals can often create new momentum behind your job search.  Take time to determine what you want to accomplish in all areas that are important to you.  Examples might include:  Health, Career, Financial, Education, Spiritual, Philanthropic, Personal etc.  After you write down your ten goals, under each goal write down 4 to 5 action items that will help you attain your goal.  Finally, place a specific target date for completion next to each action item. Too often, goals are set for the coming year and then stashed away never to be read again until the following December.  This year follow…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
  • Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
  • I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis
  • Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 

    I am grateful to have worked with Duke Witte during my search for employment. When I heard the word recruiter, I immediately put my guard up, but it quickly came down. Duke proved himself immediately as being in my corner, and that he had my best interests at heart. I explained to Duke upfront what’s important to me, my beliefs, and my interests. I was able to speak to Duke openly and comfortably. I’m a very private person, and Duke made me very comfortable by explaining his confidentiality process between prospect and recruiter. It has been awhile since I’ve had to look for work and be interviewed. I requested a mock interview with Duke, and it helped me. I don’t think the most highly of myself at times, and Duke strongly helped me build my confidence. My original resume I created read more as a detailed portfolio and Duke rearranged things in a way that would give me opportunity to speak on my skills and abilities. He explained that the resume is my golden ticket to getting the interview, and the interview is where I sell myself and share the details that I had in my original resume. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Duke during this process, and he is a strong advocate for those needing work. I will be referring him anytime I am able. Elliott Gray Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 
  • Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!

      I could tell immediately that she loves what she does for her clients and really gets to know them in depth. I had been searching for my next career path for several months and then the Covid-19 debacle happened. No one was hiring. I had posted my resume on Indeed and that’s where Jodi found me. She does her homework and even answered emails, texts and calls both day and night, and even on weekends. The whole process was quick, professional and only took one interview for me to secure a General Manager role at a luxury motorcoach resort. Jodi is a great asset to Patrice & Associates, and with this being my first experience working with a recruiter, I am highly impressed. Well done! Carolyn Masten Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!