Monthly Archives: June 2013

Do’s and Don’ts of an Online Job Search

Searching for jobs online can be convenient and efficient if done correctly or frustrating and time-consuming if done incorrectly. While you may see thousands of job listings right at your fingertips, it's easy to get overwhelmed and waste opportunities if you're applying carelessly or using standard website settings. Adjusting to this new job-search process may seem confusing, but it isn't impossible. The job search has changed from printed résumés and pounding the pavement to online job boards and one-click applications. Here are some do's and don'ts for job-searching online.   Do take advantage of narrowing search results While you may…

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Today’s Restaurant News

O'Charley's Launches Television Campaign ‎Today, ‎June ‎26, ‎2013, ‏‎ O'Charley's has begun airing television advertisements across its footprint featuring a new spokes-patron and slogan that pay homage to the classic restaurant's heritage as 'An American O'riginal' since 1972. Buffets, Inc. Announces Two Senior Appointments ‎Today, ‎June ‎26, ‎2013, ‏‎Chip Romp Tapped For Newly Created Vice President Of Training; Jay Allen Tapped As Senior Vice President Real Estate And Development Starbucks Plans to Open 100 New Stores in Malaysia over the Next Four Years ‎Today, ‎June ‎26, ‎2013, ‏‎ Ahead of its 15-year anniversary celebrations in Malaysia, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX)…

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Are you a good fit for a small company?

If you're job hunting, one way to potentially increase your chances of success is to look for a position with a small business. Many applicants focus their efforts on large companies, because they either are attracted to the idea of working for a household name or believe these companies have more openings. Yet pursuing employment opportunities with smaller companies can be a wise move. Before you begin sending your résumé to every small employer with an opening, however, make sure you'd be a good fit for the company. Small businesses often have very defined corporate cultures, and working at a mom-and-pop shop…

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Feel like you are alone looking for a job?

Do you ever feel that you are the only person, who can’t find a new job? It’s very difficult to hear   how the job market is improving when it hasn’t directly impacted your job search. If you feel like an island, it is probably time to join a local Job Club, attend Job Fairs and network with other job seekers as often as possible. This activity can also improve your ability to schedule informational interviews as well as job interviews.   You may interact with someone who just turned down a job that was not a fit for them, but…

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Qdoba to Close 67 Units

Jack in the Box Inc. said Monday that it plans to close 67 company-operated locations of Qdoba Mexican Grill by September, about 10 percent of the fast-casual chain’s system. The move comes after the company conducted a comprehensive review of market performance for the Denver-based Qdoba, which has struggled in certain markets in recent years. At the end of the company’s April-ended second quarter, the chain had 647 locations, of which 340 were company owned.4 The closures are scheduled to take place before the company’s fiscal year ends on Sept. 29, but officials did not say which restaurants would close…

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Best Outdoor Restaurant Series: Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House in Annapolis is my very favorite restaurant. My husband takes me there for special occasions and they even customized a menu that read "Happy Birthday Patrice"!  The food, freshness and service is impeccable and of course the view is breathtaking.   A word from Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale Located right on the water with an unparalleled patio, Chart House overlooks the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s easy to see why the Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to…

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Interview Tips: How to Get the Most Out of a Recruiter

Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers. With the right recruiter you can: Avoid the general inbox: Recruiters have relationships with human resources and hiring managers, so your résumé goes directly to them, not a "job response inbox" containing hundreds of résumés. Access unadvertised opportunities: Recruiters often know about and fill positions well before they are advertised. Gain valuable insight regarding company culture: A good recruiter should be able…

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Recipe: Summertime Favorite – Hot & Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

What You Need 12  chicken wings (2 lb.), split at joints 3/4 cup  Mayonnaise 3 Tbsp.  Buffalo wing sauce 1 tsp.  garlic powder 1/4 cup   Ranch Dressing Make It HEAT grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 400ºF. PLACE chicken wings in single layer in shallow foil pan.  Place pan on grate over unlit area; cover. Grill 20 min. or until wings are lightly browned, monitoring for consistent temperature. MEANWHILE, mix mayo, hot pepper sauce and garlic powder until blended.  Reserve 1/2 cup mayo mixture; mix remaining mayo mixture with ranch…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Corina was wonderful to work with.

    She was very persistent and even convinced me to take the second interview, after I had accepted another offer. It was well worth it to me. I am very excited to get started in this new position. Brian Willis Corina was wonderful to work with.
  • Corina helped me find a new position in my chosen field.

    The process was efficient, enjoyable and achieved the outcome I was looking for. I'm thankful I was able to work with Corina through this process, and would recommend her to anyone. Brad Stoffel Corina helped me find a new position in my chosen field.
  • Matthew Lopez gave me a top-notch professional customer service experience.

    Not one time through the whole process of getting me on board with a potential work opportunity did he fail to follow up and deliver. When the first company didn't work out, he followed up immediately with another opportunity. In addition, Matt helped me through each step of the process of interviews and on job evaluations. He is persistent, consistent, well spoken, and he really took time out of his day to follow up, coach, motivate, and lead me in the right direction. His work anniversary has just come and he deserves every ounce of success and happiness because I can tell that he loves what he does and he makes sure that he delivers the best customer service experience. Richard Ford   Matthew Lopez gave me a top-notch professional customer service experience.
  • Matt is focused and understanding in what I was looking for and spent time with me and my references to ensure I was able to land something that I was looking for. Damien Coughlin Matt is focused and understanding
  • Milton is an amazing mentor and coach.

    I really can’t thank him enough for his genius care and advice. He gave me confidence by giving me tips and talking points for my interviews and by reminding me to stay true to myself because I have the talent and drive to snag any opportunity that comes my way.

    I am extremely grateful for you Milton! Thank you for believing in me.

    Michael Raney

    Milton is an amazing mentor and coach