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

  • I am very grateful to Michael Bickle

    Michael Bickle, from the start gave me the confidence I needed to make the right choice on the next direction in my career path. Life is already stressful, and adding the challenges in finding a new job can be overwhelming with anxiety. Michael Bickle never pressured me into doing anything I was not certain about. He was with me every step of the way. In doing so, I wasn't left with uncertainty.
    To the next journey,
    Roy  D.
    I am very grateful to Michael Bickle
  • I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo

    With so many employment opportunities, searching for a new career is a daunting task. She understands the niche work I do and recognized both the stability and work/life balance that I craved. Rae Ann was instrumental in connecting me with an amazing career opportunity! Also she was wonderful in providing updates throughout the interview process.
    Thanks!
    Becky Diaz
    I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo
  • Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!

    She is attentive, positive and thorough.  Without her help and guidance I would not be on the wonderful path I am currently. She helped me find a fantastic opportunity and facilitated every aspect from helping me understand my role and the culture of the company to ensuring that correspondence between myself and the company was seamless. I just wish everyone could be as lucky as I was to experience her guidance, candor and overall caring demeanor.         Thank you Carol! J Blake Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!
  • Liz Costa is the BEST!

    Liz Costa is the most knowledgeable, organized, warm and amazing human I have ever encountered.  She brings you the confidence that you need to feel strong and to feel good about yourself.  She has taught me to look at things in a different light that I would of never thought of doing.  I am very grateful for all of her knowledge and help!               Thank You Liz! Ashley Brewley Liz Costa is the BEST!
  • I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!