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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, and desires of leaders in restaurant industry. It is an integral part of my job that I pinpoint exactly what talented leaders are lacking in their current positions to best help them find jobs that fit their individual needs. Most managers I speak with stress their need to find a position at a company whose culture is defined by their…

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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 you be professionally fulfilled by accepting a counter-offer? Are your talents being utilized at your current position? During your job hunt, were you seeking growth and new challenges? Before accepting a counter-offer, consider whether a pay raise will override the reasons you began your job search in the first place. Is your work truly being valued? Is accepting a pay…

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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 “family.” At a larger, high-end restaurant candidates tend to be more corporate leaders who can hold the staff below them accountable. Look at a candidate’s past experience and take note of the size and volume of the restaurants where they have worked previously. Use social media to reach candidates.  LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — social media is a powerful tool…

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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 passion is helping others reach their potential and achieve their goals. He has a multicultural background and has worked in the US, Europe and several countries in Latin America, having held positions of regional and global responsibility. Roberto’s twenty-five years of experience as a strategic finance professional in the corporate world and his skills as Business Coach and Trainer, allow…

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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 25th, 2016. Company-owned restaurants saw same-store sales fall 4% while franchised stores saw sales fall 3.9%. Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith made a statement about the issue, citing “the challenging restaurant environment” as the source of struggle. Chipotle also took a hard hit in their fourth quarter. As the company dealt with food borne illness outbreaks across the country,…

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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 way for the unemployed to get back to work and for corporate middle managers to climb the ranks within their organizations (or at new ones). To help you make the most of your networking efforts, here are six critical tips: 1. Be the ‘Regular’ Think of the “regular” at a coffee shop, the one who orders “the usual” and knows…

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Meet our newest Franchisees of 2017!

Meet our newest Franchisees: We are excited to introduce the newest franchisees joining our team at Patrice and Associates Hospitality Recruiting.  Click on each one to learn even more about them! FaLisa McCannon Territory: West Central Missouri Franchise Owner FaLisa McCannon brings 20 years of experience leading, managing and successfully driving results with major national brands. FaLisa has an impressive background as an Operations Management Executive with an extensive background in the Profit and Non-Profit sectors of recruiting, hiring, developing, and delivering quality talent. She brings extensive experience in Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales and understands what it means to run…

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Best Use of Established Relationships in Job Search

Best Use of Established Relationships in Job Search The basis for any successful relationship is the ability to understand the exact expectations of the other person. You may think you asked for help, but that may not be understood by people you approach. You have to be specific of the referrals you are hoping to obtain as well as what you might be able to do for them. A one way relationship without communication is never a success either in your personal life or job search. AVOID THE FOLLOWING: Negative remarks (FEAR OF REFERRING YOU) Depressed attitude (FEAR OF REFERRING…

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Common Resume/CV Mistakes

The following are common mistakes that could cause your resume | CV to be screened out vs. help you schedule an interview. 1. Resume | CV is a job description that could be used by anyone who worked in the position. 2. Job objectives listed are too specific and will limit interviews. 3. Resume | CV is too long – more than one page. 4. Information included that identifies your religious beliefs, political affiliations, etc. 5. Accomplishments are not listed for each job. 6. Resume | CV contains errors: spelling, grammatical, dates, etc. 7. Resume | CV was written before…

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Jobs Report Exceeded Expectations -Hospitality #1!

For the second month in a row, the released a jobs report that exceeded expectations. The new July report, showed a total of 75,000 more jobs than economists were expecting (255,000 vs. 180,000 expected). It further showed that the Hospitality Industry was the leading industry for hiring. Here are three things to know from today's report: 1. What do today's numbers mean looking at the big economic picture? Here are some reactions from leading news outlets: According to The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. labor market in July capped off the best two-month stretch of hiring so far this year,…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Doug was excellent!  I have never been treated with such regard and respect and what he has done for me to get me my new career job was exceptional. I do not believe I could have done what he did for me on my own. I would like to thank him for everything and I appreciate everything he has done for me Josh Street Doug was excellent!
  • I will happily give a testimony!  She was awesome, professional and very friendly!

    I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara!
  • I first want to thank Emily Lilly and Patrice & Associates for helping me land the career changing opportunity I have been desiring in my fast food management career. I met Emily via my Indeed profile, she reached out to me with the career opportunity I have been looking for. As this was my first experience working with a job recruiter, it has exceeded my expectations. Emily was very attentive to the career desires I communicated with her and delivered. She also provided me with relevant, detailed information about the position and company. Emily communicated frequent with all parties involved and made every step of the process smooth and efficient. I would definitely use her services again and highly recommend the services of Patrice & Associates. DaVenna Brown
  • I am writing to you to express my appreciation for the excellent service which I had received from Mike Buterbaugh at Patrice & Associates. Mike was very accommodating and helpful to me. His guidance, support and preparation through the interview process to me getting the job offer was truly professional. Mike, Thank you!!! All the Best. Godfrey de la Rosa Mike, Thank you!!!
  • Helena was amazing to work with. She updated my resume, checked in a couple times a week, and followed up with any possible leads. It was my first time working with a recruiter and she was awesome!  Helena worked with me prior to interviews and followed up afterwards to see how everything went. I truly appreciate all she has done! Thank you, Helena!!! Edward McGhee Jr. It was my first time working with a recruiter and Helena was awesome!