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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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When is the Right Time to Quit your Job?

Be honest with yourself: How many times during your career have you daydreamed about calling a companywide meeting, standing up in front of your colleagues, and recreating this iconic scene? Jumping ship from your current job may seem like a tantalizing prospect, especially if you're one of the millions of employees feeling burned out, disrespected, or stagnant at your place of employment. Research indicates an overwhelming discontentedness among workers--a recent poll found just 13 percent of employees are engaged at their job. But happiness can also be cyclical, rising and falling in response to a recent promotion, a popular co-worker's…

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Job Interviewing – It can be difficult to NOT take rejection personally.

It can be difficult to NOT take rejection personally. When you first embark on your job search journey, you are filled with anticipation, enthusiasm and high expectations. If your job search efforts continue over a long period of time, you have may have already experienced rejection, objections and frustration. Many job seekers feel that their resume just gets lost in some deep dark hole never to be read or noticed. This is especially true, when you spend most of your time answering job boards or jobs that are posted on various websites. This is where you will encounter the highest…

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We Help People Find Jobs!

With the help of Rick Macdonald with Patrice and Associates I am about to embark on a new and exciting career in the restaurant/hospitality industry. The entire recruitment process has been fantastic in so many ways. It started with great communication, commitment, and determination from Rick and it continues to prove beneficial as I have referred numerous colleagues to Rick for his expertise. If you are looking for a recruiter that will put in the necessary effort that breeds a successful outcome for your future, look to Rick Macdonald and Patrice and Associates!"  

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14 Tricks for a Job Interview

You've spent hours writing your cover letter, days perfecting your résumé, and weeks preparing for the interview. But all that hard work can easily go down the drain in just seconds. "How you conduct yourself in the first few minutes – or even seconds — can have a profound impact on your ultimate prospects, because this initial introduction is so pivotal," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." Career experts say it takes just three seconds for someone to determine whether…

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Tony Searing – New Franchisee in Upstate New York

Tony was an engineer and worked for General Motors for many years.  He has the reputation as a "turn around" expert.  He enjoys making a difference in peoples lives.  He is on the board of Handicapped International.  He was looking for something more flexible where he could combine a lifestyle and business. As a franchisee with Patrice & Associates he can change people's lives.  We impact the entire family of a restaurant manager by find them a better quality of life, or better benefits, or better career opportunity.  Our Missing Statement is 100% in line with Tony's beliefs.

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Academy 37 – Our Largest Class of Franchisees Ever!

Academy 37 is our largest class of franchisees ever! Patrice & Associates franchise is a low overhead, professional, no inventory business with built in clients to work from Day One. We’re looking for more top notch franchisee who want to build a business and not just buy a job. Our outstanding reputation for quality and ethics attracts high level people to join our franchise organization helping hospitality managers find jobs.

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DON’T WASTE TIME WHEN NEGOTIATING

You don’t want to waste your time or the time of the hiring authorities, if their company is not going to pay you what you’re worth. You need to understand how employers set their salary levels and then adjust your job search. If a higher salary is not within a company’s budget, they are not in a position to offer you more money. Companies normally don’t bring in a new employee who had a higher level than the person leaving the job, unless they are enhancing the level of responsibilities. It is wise to understand: Average compensation being paid by…

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ARE YOU PLANNING OUT YOUR LIFE OR IS SOMEONE ELSE?

If you don’t know where you’re going, you will never get there It’s no coincidence that many Olympic Gold Medal Winners saw themselves wearing a gold medal around their neck, years before they competed It’s no coincidence that Michael Jordan himself as a great basketball player even after he was told by his coach that he was not good enough to play high school basketball. It's surprising that Walt Disney went bankrupt 7 times and was fired from a job for not having enough creativity. Anything you really wanted in life, you have achieved. When you know what you want,…

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Patrice & Associates’ Nashville Office Achieves National Recognition

Patrice & Associates’ Nashville Office Achieves National Recognition The Nation’s Leading Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Staffing Company Presents Local Recruiter with the “Highest Placement Runner-Up Award” NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Patrice & Associates, the nation’s largest hospitality recruiting firm, brought franchise partners and corporate leadership together for its annual convention and awards ceremony. The three-day event was held recently in Baltimore, Maryland. During the event, Kathy Borum, a recruiter with Patrice & Associates’ Nashville office, was presented with the 2015 “Highest Placement Runner-Up Award.” “Our team is incredibly proud of Kathy,” said Courtney Vanderveer, regional developer with Patrice & Associates and…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I had been searching for a restaurant management opportunity for about 4 weeks and had very little luck.  I couldn't seem to find the "right" position or find the "right"person to help me.  Then I came across the ad from Patrice and Associates recruiting for a kitchen manager for one of their clients.  So I completed another application, submitted my resume and waited.

    To my surprise, I received a phone call the next morning from Tom Schmitt, a recruiter with Patrice and Associates about an opportunity for a kitchen manager.  Tom provided great details about the position, and the company.  He asked questions about me as a potential employee and also about what interest me outside of work.  He told me he would submit my resume and he believed I would be a great fit. 3 weeks later, I am in training with this concept and thoroughly enjoy every aspect of it. Tom was right.....it is a great fit!  By using his personal knowledge of the restaurant business and his contacts gained over 20 plus years, he is a great recruiter. Theresa Coker To my surprise, I received a phone call the next morning from Tom Schmitt ...
  • I want to start by saying this journey for me was truly a life changing move, and I had met and interviewed with 6-7 different recruiters. I immediately clicked with Margo in our phone interview. She asked all the right questions professionally and personally to really find the perfect fit for my first job in the city. Due to her hard work, I was able to take a leadership role instead of having to take a few steps back. Every interview she called no matter time, day, or night to ensure I was prepared. We talked almost every day to keep each other in the loop. I personally have never experienced such diligence, and expertise when it comes to recruitment. I truly thank your agency, and Margo for finding me my perfect fit in the city. Margo is one of a kind, and if I ever need a job she will be the ONLY recruiter I use to place me. Thank you again, your agency is the best!  Nicholas Manos This journey for me was truly a life changing move ....
  • “I want to thank Jillian Parker for reaching out to me with this amazing opportunity. I honestly think this was a perfect fit. I’ll be passing her info on to anyone who is looking for a management position. When Jillian reached out to me for a new manager position, it was like the window of opportunity flew open with hurricane force. I explained to her that I was being very picky about my next career move. She put me at ease, she put all the cards on the table, had immediate answers for my questions, and even did more research to help me make a decision. She knocked out any obstacles before the came and even gave me interview tips for every step. Her communication was impeccable and her guidance was even more so. Jillian made sure that I was taken care of monetarily by getting a nice increase with the transition. After two weeks at my new job I realize that this was a perfect fit and I owe it all to her. I want to thank her again for all that she’s done and I couldn’t be happier with my new career.” - Tanner Lahmers this was a perfect fit and I owe it all to Jillian in the Honolulu office!
  • “Chris is hands down one of the best recruiters I have worked with in my job searches. He is genuinely enthusiastic and highly motivated in finding that "perfect" match. Not only does he create a meaningful relationship with his candidates, but it is that same gusto that keeps him well connected to all his clients and opens up an abundance of possible placement opportunities.  He is honest, dependable, and always reachable. I am absolutely certain Chris will get you where you want to be!” Best of luck to Chris at Patrice & Associates!   Tianna Chris is hands down one of the best recruiters I have worked with in my job searches.
  • Fajar is amazingly  professional, kind, and very easy to talk to.  She was always just an phone call text or email away. She responded extremely fast to every question I've asked her even if I emailed her after 5 pm. She anticipated my needs as an applicant. Fajar gave  me so much vital information that prepared me for my interviews. Honestly I wouldn’t have thought to research in such depth on my own. She kept me motivated whenever I doubted myself. She is just a great person around the board and I know the sky is the limit for her because she genuinely cares. Paula A She kept me motivated whenever I doubted myself....Fajar helps someone else get a job!