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

  • Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.

    Amy contacted me in a time where I was unhappy where I was but wasn’t doing anything to change it. She was very informative and if she didn’t have the information at hand, she got it. She revamped an old resume making it more about achievements than responsibilities. She coached me on interview tactics before multiple interviews and was there to talk about them afterwards. Every conversation we had felt more like a friendship than business. She is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does. She also helped boost my confidence through the entire interview progress. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it right because I got the job! Thanks Amy for a life changing experience.
    Sincerely,
    Shawn Ware
    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.
  • I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.

    He saw a lot of potential in me which allowed me to apply for a higher position than I had first intended. Although the process wasn't easy he was still very honest and trustworthy. I am very grateful to have received his guidance. I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.
  • I want to thank Tim...

    ...for all the time he spent helping me acquire my new career. He has helped by assisting me with redesigning my resume and keeping in contact with me throughout the entire process.  His actions showed that he really cared and wanted the best for me. Thanks again, Dominic Almanza I want to thank Tim
  • I would 100% recommend Ross

    I cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!
    Cheers,
    Bayley Ferreira
    I would 100% recommend Ross
  • I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood

    Doug was extremely professional and was very easy to work with. He was quick to respond, made himself available anytime I had a question, and was always checking in through the entire process. He coached me through the interview process by sending over necessary documents to read over on my own time, giving pointers on the phone, and talking through details. You can tell Doug cares for each person he works with. Even after getting the job, he is still checking in to see how things are going and making sure all is going well. I would recommend Doug to anyone when looking to start their career or looking for a career change. He was a great resource to have when needed.
    Thanks,
    Tony
    I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood