5 Tips for Getting a JOB!

Five Techniques That Work Hard work does not guarantee success in your job search, but a lack of hard work will guarantee failure. A job search can be most frustrating when you are not getting the results you had anticipated. The following five Techniques work in today’s competitive job market. TECHNIQUE ONE – Select the best targets • Conduct research • Reach out to your professional and personal networks • Identify where you have the best chance of success TECHNIQUE TWO – Identify the right person • Contact at least two levels above the position you are targeting • Research the correct names, titles and their LinkedIn Profile TECHNIQUE THREE – Set minimum daily result standards • Your full-time job is your job search • Spend no more than 10% on job boards or website postings • Submit resumes, make calls and identify new targets daily • Add to your network daily • Identify the 20% that is providing you with 80% of your results • Stop doing things that are a waste of your time TECHNIQUE FOUR – Customize your resume and cover letters • The key to schedule interviews are effective keywords • Refrain from mass mailing your resume • Follow-up every email with a mailed hard copy of your resume • Limit your resume to two pages • Ensure your resume and LinkedIn Profile match TECHNIQUE FIVE – Master your interviewing skills • Practice interviewing • Ask questions that reveal the priorities of everyone in the interview process • Master the ability to overcome objections • Set up your follow-up contact with each conversation • Follow-up stronger than your competition Implement these techniques and you will enjoy a greater level of success in your job search.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
    Cheers,
    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!