Monthly Archives: August 2013

World’s Worst Restaurant Names

This video speaks for itself. Just what are people thinking?

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New US Restaurant Concept? Catch your own fish for dinner!

Catch your own fish then have it cooked fresh.  This is a great concept usually found in the islands or the keys.  You are on a boat all day, catch your fish, and local chefs will prepare it for you in a variety of menu options.  But for those of us who want the same experience but are not in the islands or the keys, this may be the next best things.  It will be interesting to see if this concept comes to the US.  

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Supermarkets New Competition for Quick Serves

The biggest challenge for many supermarket food operators isn't coming from their own stores’ center aisles or the prepared food departments at competing markets, but rather from nearby restaurants, according to a new report from Chicago-based foodservice market research firm Datassential.   The in-depth study, Supermarket Prepared Foods: Evolution Toward a True Foodservice Model, surveyed over 2,000 regular supermarket shoppers and 76 operators to provide a comprehensive analysis of how supermarkets can grow their prepared food departments.   Among the study’s findings: ·         Forty percent of operators say that nearby restaurants limit the growth of their prepared foods department. ·         A majority…

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Ten Tips to a Successful Interview

Interviews are often designed to be the second part of the interviewing process. The first step is typically looking at and screening your resume.  They usually choose anywhere from five to ten and then narrow down to two or three resumes to actively pursue.  The interviewing process is different for every corporation.  Some companies have one or two interviews; others may have as many as five.  Typically larger companies may require interviews with several different individuals.  For example, HR may be the initial interview, followed by interviews with various department heads or senior executive officers.  In all situations, the goal…

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Character Traits to Project During Your Interview

Image and first impressions are critical during your interviews!  You need to think about what image you want to create and how you will successfully accomplish that task. There are some character traits that are common and should be used in order to create that positive image!  The following are character traits that you should be incorporating into your first interviews. AUTHORITY Your ability to lead others attracts people to you.  When you project authority, you are on the right track toward impressing people. CERTAINTY Honest belief in a fact, an idea or a concept can inspire others to feel…

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Anticipate Objections

WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE… Objections are buying signs; they  are a request for more information.   Interviewing is a sales process.   In sales you must overcome at least three objections from every  prospect! It  is important to know objections are buying signs, a request for more  information.  There are four kinds of  objections: 1. Personal (your  personality, attitude) 2. Postponement (delay  tactic) 3. Price (salary/benefit  issues) 4. Service (your  skills/experience) If  you know what kind of objection you are given, you can easily overcome the  objection.  If you’ve received objections  that you have not been able to overcome in the past, write down what type of …

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I’m Not Comfortable Role Playing

There are many reasons why role  playing may not be something you can accomplish: You don't know anyone who can role play with you You are currently employed and don't want people to  know you are in a search You find it too embarrassing to get comfortable with  the process You don't want to be judged by someone who is not a  hiring authority If any of these describe your  situation, you have another option in order to enjoy the benefits of role    playing.  You can write down sample  interview questions which I have included later in this presentation.    Begin…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Think for a moment about great  athletes.  They certainly did not master  their sport quickly or easily.  It takes    years of dedication and practice in order for them to reach perfection.  Michael Jordan one of the greatest basketball    players of all time was also the hardest working player on his team.  He went to the gym after each game (no matter    how late) to work on any area he felt needed improvement. You don't win the Super Bowl,  NBA Finals or World Cup when you first begin to compete.  Your job search IS a   competition, so it is  not surprising…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Francisco Chevez is one in a million!

    I would like to formally thank Francisco Chevez for helping me get this great District Manager position. Francisco was very professional from the beginning. He was persistent in his search for the perfect opportunity. He presented me with multiple job opportunities, all great. He made me feel as if I was his only client and his top priority. Even after starting the new job, he called back to check on me. Francisco is great at what he does and I’m glad I was paired with him.      

    Sincerely,

    Enzo Mera

    Francisco Chevez is one in a million!
  • Matt Lopez nailed it!

    I am thankful for the service that Matt Lopez provided on behalf of Patrice and Associates in finding me and matching me to an excellent job with an energy company in northern Virginia. Matt Lopez discussed the position and the company and advised me on the hiring process. Matt has the intuition to assess me the job candidate, and the employer regarding my personality and the corporate culture to make the match. Matt found a Company that has all the attributes that I have struggled over the past few years to find. I intend to do an excellent job for the Company that I am joining in October 2022. I plan to achieve my immediate objectives, the company’s goals and show that Patrice and Associated backed the right person for the job.                    

    Sincerely,

    Robert Chew

    Matt Lopez nailed it!
  • I can't thank Karl Busch enough!

    I recently relocated to South Carolina from New York.  At first I tried the usual big company name job search engines, I even reached out to a couple of recruiters but, Karl Busch at Patrice and Associates was the guy who got it done!  His guidance and advice along the way was invaluable.  I was able to secure an Executive Chef position at a high profile restaurant thanks to him.          

    Thank you!

    Steven D.

    I can't thank Karl Busch enough!
  • Shawn Hoye was great to work with.

    Super attentive with plenty insight into the local job market which gave me a leg up in making the perfect career move.              

    Many Thanks,

    Sean Giffing

    Shawn Hoye was great to work with!
  • Whitney Davis was incredible!

    I would just like to say what an asset Whitney Davis was in regards to me finding another job. I appreciate all the help and I would definitely recommend him to others.        

    Thank you!

    Larry A.

    Whitney Davis was incredible!