Author Archives: patrice

The Importance of the Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch: An Important Professional Tool   Making a career move can be difficult. One of the most common things job seekers struggle with is finding a way to catch the eye of potential employers. Often times, it can...

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Working with Recruiters 101

Do You Really Know How to Work with a Recruiter? We are Career Coaches who help you find a job for free!   Have you ever been frustrated when a recruiter doesn’t call you back? The following information will help...

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Testimonials – Celebrating Success

Recent Testimonials About our Talented, Hardworking Franchisees:   "Ken Welch was attentive and enthusiastic from our first conversation. I wasn't really sure when I listened to his voicemail where he was from. When returning the call I was hesitant for...

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The Importance of Workplace Culture in the Restaurant Industry

Culture within the Workplace:   Every day is a new adventure when it comes to restaurant management recruiting, and every day I speak with numerous leaders seeking new career opportunities. Through these talks, I learn about the shared passions, goals,...

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Reconsidering the Counter-Offer

The counter-offer dilemma Approaching your employer about a new job offer can sometimes lead to the company presenting a counter-offer.  Here are a few things to consider when faced with a counter-offer. What prompted your job search? Looking towards the future, will...

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Success in the Restaurant Industry

5 Tips for Restaurant Employers and Job Seekers   Employers:   Match the skill set and the culture.  If a restaurant’s culture is family oriented, they need a staff member who is personable and who can become part of a close-knit restaurant...

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New Franchisees: February 2017

Help us welcome our new Franchisees to the P&A family!   As our company grows, so does our Patrice and Associates' family.  Click on each of our new franchisees to learn even more about them!   Roberto Sempe Territory: Northern Virginia Roberto’s...

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2016: A Tough Year for the Restaurant Industry

A Tough Year for the Restaurant Industry:   Last year proved to be difficult for the restaurant industry. Nation’s Restaurant News reported yesterday that Buffalo Wild Wing’s fourth quarter net earnings plummeted 38.2%. The company’s fourth quarter ended on December...

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6 Tips to Help You Become a Networking Guru

Networking tips from Patrice Rice: Networking is a skill that makes a huge impact on your career – if you use it correctly. Conversely, bad networking practices can seriously hurt your reputation. When executed properly, networking can be a great...

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!

    His continued support and insight have been invaluable.  He hit the ground running by asking the tough questions, managing expectations, and providing the essential motivation needed to get me across the finish line.  Clint Carpenter has the dynamic leadership and mentorship qualities that can transform a candidate‘s potential into reality.  I’m overwhelmingly impressed by his integrity, candor, and tenacity.  He has a genuine compassion and empathy that is unparalleled.  My family and I can’t express the absolute gratitude we have for Clint as he truly changed our lives forever. Thank you! Mitch Johnson I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!
  • Thank you, Patrice and Associates for being there, but most importantly thank you, Helen!

    Let me start by saying thank you for contacting me and taking my experience and job skills into consideration. I had the great honor of being helped by Helen Nourai on my journey to find a new career that will now set me up for a better future. Since the first time she contacted me she was extremely helpful in improving my resume, giving me suggestions on opportunities, and providing me with great coaching and support. It always felt as though I was talking with a friend rather than a recruiter, which made for an outstanding experience.

    As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic I found myself unemployed, Helen was a source of work support for me and kept me motivated and feeling positive about my future. She always made herself available to help me in making decisions and to help guide me to the right path for a better career. I am so excited to start my new career with a great company and big part of this achievement is thanks to Helen’s unconditional support and guidance. Sincerely, Daniel Pena Thank you, Patrice and Associates for being there, but most importantly thank you, Helen!
  • Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected!

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Horton. Although I never got a chance to meet her in person, she has stuck by my side since day one to help me seek new job opportunities. She always communicated with me in regard to everything that was required. Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected. She was the first person to contact and congratulate me when I was offered my position. I have already recommended her to other people who got interested in contacting her after hearing my experience. I am waiting for a chance to meet her in person. I am very thankful for her assistance. Habib Motan Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected!
  • Joe is so awesome!!!

    This is so awesome!!! I knew he was the right fit when I talked to him! Kristen L. Joe is so awesome!!!
  • Duke Witte was great to work with from the beginning.

    He took my resume and made it a masterpiece. He followed that up with coaching, advice, and mentoring through the entire process including following up with me well over 60 days of employment. He listened to what I was looking for and found me a wonderful fit. I have been working in hospitality on and off since 1993 and I can say without hesitation this was the best process of job acquisition I have ever had. He found me a company I can call home. I understand being skeptical but this company, and more specifically Duke delivered on his promise to me. I am grateful to have had a chance to work with such an unwavering professional. I would and will continue to recommend Patrice & Associates as a premiere recruiting company. Thank you, Thomas Showalter   Duke Witte was great to work with!