Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mike helps Ricky with a new Career!

Mike and his Team have been very helpful for me. But I would most like to commend the fact that he wanted to make sure I was the right person for the firm I was eventually hired for. He didn't just want to fill a position with anyone. He made sure I was a great fit first.  I would recommend Mike and Patrice & Associates LLC not only to job seekers but also to Companies looking for great talent!    Ricky Gibbons 

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Brian helps Keven get a $10K raise!

First and foremost I would like to say thank you. Brian has been a complete professional throughout this entire process. I'm honored to have had such a driven and dedicated person assist me in my career search. Brian kept me informed and allowed me to develop patience throughout this entire process. Always optimistic and steadfast, Brian ensured that I knew I wasn't just a client but that he cared. I couldn't have ask for a better person to help guide me in the right direction when it came to finding a new career. I feel completely indebted to Brian for…

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Elizabeth Sturt has an ally in Vicki Marshall

Over the course of this last year I had been seeking employment in restaurant management.  I repeatedly saw jobs that interested me through Patrice and Associates.  I had dealt with other recruiters, and to be honest, I never had much faith in the idea.  The recruiters that I dealt with tried to get me working at places that just never seemed to be the right fit.  That all changed when I met Vicki Marshall at Patrice and Associates.  From our first conversation, I felt that I had an ally in the world of interviews, cover letters, and background checks.  Vicki…

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Damon gets Kyle a job at Panera Bread!

Damon Stewart, corporate recruiter on the left, help Kyle get a job at Panera Bread.  Kyle has an awesome background and now has an exceptional career ahead with Panera. Helping people find jobs is what we are all about.  We'll help write a great resume for you. Coach you through interviewing with our clients. Answer any questions you may have about the company. Help confirm interviews around your work schedule. And help you take the next step in your career. Interview tips can be found on out website at: Hiring Workshop  

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Awesome Client Testimonial!

I started working with Patrice & Associates in 2013.   I had had a positive experience with them early in my career and as a result, chose to reach out to them as an option for recruiting for our DC market to start with the hopes of using them on a national and/or international capacity.  Currently, they are the sole recruiter that Richard Sandoval Restaurants uses in this market and based on their performance, have begun using them for job searches in other parts of the country.   The experience with Patrice & Associates has been a positive one.  We operate…

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Helen helps Jay get a job!

From: Jay Emmendorfer It is with great pleasure that I recommend Helen Nourai, as she was extremely helpful during my job search. Any time that I emailed or called Helen, she would respond either immediately or within a couple of hours.  When I was preparing for an interview, Helen would send me detailed information on the company and tips on how to succeed at the interview. Helen was very encouraging during the entire process, and advocated for me with the prospective employers. In comparison to all other recruiters that I've worked with Helen is by far the best.  She is…

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Vinegar Gets Popular in Cocktails

Vinegar can be found in nearly every cupboard in every town in every country around the world. For over 10,000 years, humans have found inspiring uses for it – from healing elixirs, to pickling, to cleaning, to dissolving chewing gum, to preserving fruit. Vinegar was most likely created by accident by some sad sap who neglected a cask of wine out behind the local pub, only to find upon his return that it had turned sour (the French word for it is “vinaigre,” which, directly translated, means “sour wine”). And thus, like so many other happy accidents in the beverage…

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Emerging Tech Leaders: The Best Restaurant Brands In Mobile

Starbucks, Wendy’s, Chipotle, and Burger King.  When it comes to mobile tech trends, big brands continue to soak up the spotlight. But features like custom apps, online ordering and mobile payments shouldn’t be limited to the major players. The latest restaurant tech has also given smaller businesses an edge on the competition by enabling operators to boost throughput, improve customer loyalty, expand their reach, and expedite growth. These five brands have showed us you don’t need millions of dollars and hundreds of locations to take advantage of the latest and greatest in mobile technology: 1.         Taylor Gourmet Unique app feature:…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
  • I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely, Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome!
  • "I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!!" - Chuck A I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition
  • I must say at first I was a little skeptical on what Stephanie was doing with my resume but now after seeing the results I am so glad listened instead of reacting. I will definitely continue with this company and I've already started to recommend Stephanie and what she can and is more than willing to do for each individual.

    Eddie Zepeda I've already started to recommend Stephanie
  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.