Author Archives: patrice

New Fast Casual Seafood Concepts

I find it interesting how restaurants are moving more into the seafood category on their menus.  Living my life on the Chesapeake Bay I can't bring myself to order "Maryland Crab Cakes" in another state ... like the midwest. Not...

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Quick-Serve Restaurants need to be be prepared for “lifestyle dieters”

"Lifestyle dieters" want choices in where they eat which often makes it difficult for restaurants to recruit managers that understand that concept. Just when gluten-free has begun to be manageable for most QSRs to safely serve for both customers who...

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Recruiting Interviewing Stories – Gaffes to watch out for

As a recruitment agency we see all kinds of situations. It has been amazing to watch what people do on interviews.  I had a candidate that was interviewing with Panera Bread who walked into the interview with a Starbucks coffee! ...

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Recruiting Tip: Interview Style

Throughout the years of recruiting, I've seen the "style" become more and more casual.  When interviewing for a job you have make sure you "look" the part of the job you are applying for. It should go without saying that...

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Be Prepared for the Interview – No Negative Body Language

As a career coach for 30 years, I've heard all the stories from recruiters about people going on interviews.  Recruitment is one thing, now you have the interview and there are many aspects to think about. Your body language can...

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Five Star hotel interview? How to be a Five Star candidate.

If you’ve been working in the hotel industry for a while, you’ll be looking to further your career at some point, and what better way than to make the step up to a five star hotel? Jose Ruiz, HR manager...

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7 interview mistakes you never thought of

 You’ve seen the hotel, restaurant or catering job   you want, you’ve sent off your resume and you’ve got a first interview. So, what are the mistakes you need to avoid to ensure you clear this hurdle and get a second one? Well, there’s a lot of...

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10 Recruitment Tips to maximize your job postings

Recruitment Tips to maximize your job postings In today's unemployment market, you need to use all avenues to find the best candidate.  Using Patrice & Associates is a great idea as we want to be your staffing partner.  Being your...

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Top Tips for Hospitality Shift Workers

I want to share some thoughts that's relevant to you as a hospitality industry shift worker who works works long, disjointed hours.  Coping with shift work can be difficult.  "Work to live, don't live to work" "The easiest way to...

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job!

    Tom Schmitt was nothing but more than professional and courteous to me.  He originally contacted me about a company looking for a General Manager.  I was employed at the time, but not very happy in my situation.  Tom talked to me in great detail in regards to the position he had.  After careful consideration, I decided to pursue the opportunity.  He helped me create a more professional resume to present to the company.  He communicated to me on a daily basis as I went through the interview process.  I was eventually given an offer for the General Manager position.  I can honestly say that without Tom's help, I would still be in an unhappy job.   Thank you,   Roy Riddle     What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job!
  • Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!

    Stephanie Yee played a key role in not only getting me in the door for my first interview, but in every step thereafter in the process. Stephanie coached me on effective interview strategies specific to my prospective role and made herself available for questions anytime. I was consistently kept in the loop with each new step in the process and her client insights proved invaluable. I always knew what to expect at each turn and who I would be interviewing with, along with basics like where to park and expected attire…all things that can easily trip up a less informed candidate.  In addition to all of this, Stephanie’s naturally positive attitude helped me to stay calm throughout a lengthy interview process that spanned a number of anxiety driven weeks. In short, without Stephanie in my corner, I wouldn’t have been able to turn this new chapter in my career. Sincerely, Steve Davis Hospitality Recruitment matches YOUR skills with the perfect job Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!
  • Hospitality Recruiter made my " job search seem almost too easy".

    I cannot begin the express how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Shannon. From start to finish he provided me with more than enough information to not only be comfortable but also confident in my interview process. He was my biggest cheerleader and assured me that I was right for the position as well as the position being right for me. He made my job search seem almost too easy and anyone with a chance to have a mentor like Shannon through this process should jump at the opportunity, things like this don’t come around often! Alysha Gould What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? Hospitality Recruiter made my " job search seem almost too easy".
  • Hospitality Recruitment Works - "she matched me perfectly".

    Amanda Hebert did a great job finding me a position. She is always very responsive and the prep for the interviews she set me up for was extremely helpful. She knows her clients and candidates and matched me perfectly. She is passionate about her business and it shows in her results. Sincerely, Dave Culley Hospitality Recruitment matches YOUR skills with the perfect job Hospitality Recruitment Works - "she matched me perfectly".
  • Bob's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Ken

    Thank you for the wishes. Bob's professionalism and communication was refreshing. We connected quickly as he was very open, honest and detailed.  He selected a company he saw was a great fit for me. In this day and age most recruiters are just trying to get jobs filled or quotas made. Bob listened and was more of a partner in the whole process. Again thank you.  If ever I have a need for help again Bob will be the first one I call as well as recommend to all my colleagues. Ken Burrows Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Bob's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Ken