Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jersey Mike’s Donates $305,000 to Veteran Nonprofit

Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries across the country, announced that Jersey Mike’s, a nationwide sub sandwich franchise, donated $305,000 to support its mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach children the value of freedom. From October 1 through November 11, Jersey Mike's locations throughout the U.S. collected donations for the nonprofit organization. This is the fourth consecutive year the company held a fundraising campaign for WAA. This year’s campaign consisted of a three-part initiative. Fans…

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2013 Best Brand Stories

Excerpt from QSR Magazine My year-end top brand stories recap was well received last year, and I decided to do it again. I’ll break from my usual Q&A format to recap this year’s most important brand developments in fast food. Taco Bell. Taco Bell continued to ride the wave it created last year with Doritos Locos Tacos by firing up both the product and the marketing innovation cylinders in 2013. It started in March with the much-anticipated rollout of Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. Although restaurants ran out of product on the special “Fan Day” planned to reward social media…

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Retail & Restaurant Competition?

Grocery, convenience and drug store retailers have long nipped at restaurant sales, but lately those retailers are stepping up their game in an effort to take bigger bites of the foodservice pie. A variety of freshly prepared foods are taking up the space that once held predictable roller-grill hot dogs, and venues are being upgraded to elevate the perception of retail-prepared foods and better appease consumers’ unrelenting need for convenience.

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Job Fair Tips

MAKE THE BEST OUT OF JOB FAIRS Most job seekers find employment through their networking efforts. Attending a job fair can be an effective way to build your professional network and possibly secure your next job. The following advice will help you get the most out of job fairs. TIP #1 Pre-register for the event so you can obtain a list of companies participating prior to attending. TIP #2 Research companies prior to the job fair to arrived prepared. TIP #3 Write down questions you plan to ask each recruiter. Refrain from asking obvious questions, for example: “What does your…

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Social Media and your Job Search

Social Media can help you find a job and connect with people who can assist you. However, the use of social networks can work both ways. When used wrong they can backfire and jeopardize a job offer or even your current job. It's important to consider the do's as well as the don'ts if you utilize social media in your job search. YOU NEED AN ONLINE PRESENCE It's important to have an online presence to showcase your skills and experience. Your online profiles will also help you connect with contacts who can assist with your search or help you advance in your…

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Too Shy to Network?

Often the phrase of "networking" can be quite intimidating, especially when you’re talking about using it to find a new job. Let me assure you: It doesn’t have to be so scary! Conservative estimates have shown that nearly 60% of ALL jobs get filled via networking. Yes, a whopping 60%! Never underestimate the power of a recommendation or endorsement from a third party in your job search! Given that it’s such an impressive number and the majority of open jobs are filled via networking, let’s look at the top 3 things you can do today using networking to find a…

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Enhance Your Job Search through Networking

Over 50% of individuals who obtain a new job have used some method of networking.  Networking should be an integral part of your job search strategy. Simply explained, developing and utilizing a personal network links the people you know to the people they know which results in a constant increase in your number of contacts. Networking can be utilized in different ways: • Gathering, collecting and gaining information and contacts • The ability to gain benefits from the referred contacts • Doors open that would have been closed without a contact • To obtain job leads Your primary goal is to obtain job leads…

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Determine Career Goals

Once you have committed to making a job change, the first step is to set specific goals.  This applies to the individuals currently on the job market as well as individuals who are employed, but open to new opportunities. Most individuals want to find a job that will provide them with personal satisfaction, competitive compensation, benefits and the opportunity for growth.  It is important to be realistic about current qualifications as well as the specific type of work you want to do.  A self appraisal process can help you fine tune your career objectives. Write out your answers for the…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.

    The thing that stands out to me the most is you can tell he truly cares. He helped me gain self confidence through phone calls and was constantly checking in on me during the interview process. Not only was I able to acquire a great job with the help of Jonathan, but I received incredible insight. He is a very smart guy and is able to effectively explain his thoughts in a simple manner.          

    Thank you so much!

    Jacque J.

    Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.
  • Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.

    Communication and correspondence with her was easy and fast and her feedback always proved very useful during the recruitment process.  With other recruiters I have dealt with in the past, I've usually had the impression that I was merely part of a quota of applications. This was not so with Karen, I am convinced that she had my best interest in mind as well as those of the company she was "hunting" me for.    

    I cannot thank Karen enough for all her assistance in what I am sure will be a long lasting relationship with my new employer.

    Regards,

    Carlos

    Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.
  • Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!

    He finds ways to help that best suits his candidate, now that takes passion for helping people! The way that he engages with his clients is truly rare to find. If you have the chance to work with him. Do it!

    Thank you,  Ross Horton and Patrice & Associates!

    Joel Rodriguez

    Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!
  • Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!

    Dionne Spriggens is doing a great job with exceptional service.  Dionne is amazing with her persistence and the positive vibes she brings.  Since I the first time I spoke with her she has been nothing but professional and dedicated.

    I strongly believe that she will be a great asset to Patrice & Associates for many more years to come!

    Best regards

    Bovon L.

    Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!
  • Shawn Hoye needs a raise!

    Shawn Hoye went above and beyond in matching me with a position and company that was best suited for me. He is passionate about what he does, and is with you every single step of the way. I would highly recommend Shawn Hoye and Patrice & Associates.          

    Thank you!

    Melissa

    Shawn Hoye needs a raise!