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

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
    Cheers,
    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!