Patrice and Associates Impacts Peoples Lives

When our Mission says “Recruiting is about helping people” we mean it.  Every week we receive testimonials where we have helped people find jobs. We were successful where other recuiting agencies failed.  We cared about the person and went the extra mile when no one else would.  This testimonial from Wayne Calloway talking about what Tim Cordrey, our Richmond franchisee, did for his life is incredible.

“First, let me just start by saying THANK YOU.

I started the new year with great expectations and enthusiasm. One day I received a phone call from my mother telling me she was diagnosed with cancer, it floored me and all I could think of is that I had to be near her and see her through this ordeal. I took a leave of absence which turned into me leaving a job that I loved permanently.

Well, 2 months later my mom is cancer free and doing great!!!! Now it’s time to look for employment, so I started posting my resume online to different job sites to no avail. I started getting emails from Insurance Companies for employment in sales, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with working for insurance companies but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

I started to receive phone calls from various recruiters, I won’t name names, but at least 3. Here it is June and my fiance and I are expecting a little one in July and she’s the only one working 50 hrs a week to pay the bills. I had become so stressed out that I started breaking out in a rash on my face and was a little down in spirit.

About 2 weeks ago I got a phone call from Tim Cordrey of Patrice and Associates inquiring if I was yet employed, to which I replied “No”, now mind you, the thought was running through my head that this guy is going to be just like the rest of the sorry recruiters who have contacted me and literally did nothing but gave lip service. He told me about a company that was looking for managers and explained a little about the company. We talked for about maybe 15 minutes and he set up an interview with me. Upon arriving I was so nervous yet anxious and after seeing Tim I thought to myself, Lord, what am I going to say to this man, it’s been years since I had to do an interview, he instantly put me at ease. He explained the company a little more in detail and we went over my resume in depth. He asked me various questions and after answering he coached me on the proper way to address the question. He was passionate about his job in helping me find employment. Never have I seen anyone so determined to help me in my quest to find a career, not just a job.

Tim Told me that the District Manager had interviewed previous applicants that worked where I use to and none of them had any luck and that the DM really didn’t want to interview because he had no luck with applicants from the company that I was previously employed. After talking to me, he told the DM that there was something different about me and that if he would only give me a chance to be interviewed he could see for himself. 2 interviews later and I am now employed as a manager for a very well known company making $11k more than I was at my last job. I am so ecstatic that I’m dancing all over my house. No longer am I stressed about finding a JOB.

To Tim and the staff at Patrice and Associates, I and my family THANK YOU, not only did Tim accomplish what he set out to do but he gained my TRUST and FRIENDSHIP and that’s hard to do. I will personally and without reservation recommend all of my friends or colleagues who are looking for employment to call Tim @ Patrice and Associates first before they look anywhere. God bless you Tim and may he continue to rain blessings on you and yours.”

Sincerely,

Wayne Calloway
Midlothian, VA

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Helen Nourai THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

    After being COVID laid off in 2020; I spent the next year floundering, and looking for work. I had my resume up on all the different sites, and applied to anything that was even close to a good fit. No luck, and very few calls or email responses. Until one day out of nowhere Helen contacted me. Helen was extremely personable, positive, and prepared. After speaking for some time, completing the initial introductions, and basic information. Helen already had a position in mind for me. I sent her all of my relevant documents, and she worked her magic. Just a couple days later she emailed back my beautifully reworked resume, and double checked that I was ready for her to submit to potential employers. Then things went very fast! The next day on a Tuesday I had 2 phone interviews. Then Thursday another interview with the Director. Helen kept in touch every step of the way; calling even when I had forgotten to keep her posted. Then the General Manager contacted me on a Saturday followed by the VP!! Less than a week after Helen had submitted me I had completed the interview process, and was waiting on an offer pending reference & background checks. Helen, again was in amazing communication with me. Discussing my needs from the offer to ensure that when the offer was made; it included everything I wanted. It worked out exactly like that too! In the midst of the whirlwind offer that was exactly what I wanted (something I've never experienced before), and all the different company leaders reaching out to me. Helen was right there with me too. Checking in, sharing in my excitement, and giving me all her congratulations. Again, I had never experienced a hiring process with this much of a personal touch before ever! Definitely never one that was this smooth, and fast. If the Company went a day not talking to me, Helen was on it and reaching out to push the process forward.
    13 months of the unconscionable COVID under employment; with all the stress, worry, and insecurity, doing anything and everything to scrape together as many dollars as possible, to finally land a dream position that is a perfect fit, in my ideal location, industry, and salary. It is all still so unbelievable, and I know Helen was more than a major player. She was the key! The difference maker! I cannot express my level of gratitude for her help, and perseverance. Helen is the most gifted recruiter I have ever interacted with, and should I ever be looking for work, Helen will absolutely be my first call.
    Much Gratitude,
    Ben Whetstone
    Helen Nourai THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!
  • Jonathan Litt is a wonderful person and great recruiter!

    Thank you for all the assistance you provided me during my job search. I appreciate the information and advice that Johnathan Litt had given, as well as the connections you have shared with me. Your expertise and help have been invaluable during this.  I’ll never forget your help and your friendship, you are one and only one, thanks again.
    Sincerely,
    Shahriar Lou Mehrdad
    Jonathan Litt is a wonderful person and great recruiter!
  • I’m still in awe of Gary Kinsinger's abilities!

    It has been such an honor to work with Patrice & Associates, but more specifically with Gary Kinsinger. I’ve worked with recruiters in the past, however none as detail oriented and diligent as Mr. Kinsinger. From the moment he initially reached out to me, all the way to my first day in my new position, Gary was and is still very present in making sure my comfort and needs are met. I truly can’t put into words how beyond grateful I am to have worked with Gary. And with no doubt in my mind would recommend his services to anyone in the market. Gary matched me with the role of my dreams in just one and a half weeks. Thank you so much, Gary Kinsinger!
    Best,
    Angela L DeFalco
    I’m still in awe of Gary Kinsinger's abilities!
  • Kathy Helfand is a true asset to Patrice & Associates

    I worked with Kathy Helfand and I was very lucky to have her help getting me placed with an amazing company. She was there with me every step of the way from the interview process to even the follow up after I started the job. She knew from the beginning what the client wanted and was able to place me where she knew I would be a great fit. I am very grateful for everything she did to help me on my way!

       

    Thank you,

    Daniel Nichols

    Kathy Helfand is a true asset to Patrice & Associates
  • Shannon Wilcox was absolutely amazing throughout the whole recruitment process!

    I have never met such a professional and dedicated recruitment person. I cannot thank him enough for his full support, for believing in me and for helping me start a new chapter of my professional career within just one week! Shannon, you are brilliant at what you do.
    Sincerely,
    George Acosta
    Shannon Wilcox was absolutely amazing throughout the whole recruitment process!