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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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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Jillian's hard work made this opportunity possible for me!

    Jillian did an excellent job assisting me on my job search. She was very professional, helpful and punctual. I am very thankful for her assistance and the timelessness of work that she has done to help me to start a new job and my career. I highly recommend Jillian Parker and Patrice & Associates recruitment firm for their outstanding service. I also want to thank Jillian for all her efforts and hard work to make this opportunity possible. Greatly appreciated !! Sincerely, Walter Wong Jillian's hard work made this opportunity possible for me!
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    Patricia knew exactly what we were looking for in a candidate!

    Patricia's approach to searching for candidates allows her to find top notch prospects each and every time. She has the ability to know exactly what qualifications we are looking for when a vacancy becomes available. I appreciate Patricia's enthusiasm, tailored approach, consistent communication and follow up when recruiting for our company. She is truly a wonderful partner!   Remzi Yilmaz Patricia knew exactly what we were looking for in a candidate!
  • Chris made a stressful situation a really great experience!

    Chris Jones was amazing from start to finish.  I have been with my current employer for 9 years and wasn’t looking to change careers at all. My current employer announced that our doors would be closing in 6 weeks. To say I panicked would be an understatement.  I received a call from Chris on Tuesday morning, for a position I went home on Monday and applied for.  He walked me through what the company was looking for and thought I was an excellent match.  He help me "upgrade" my resume, and sent it off to the company. I heard back on Wednesday afternoon and received an interview Friday, followed by a second interview the following week and a “shadow” day the next week.  Through it all Chris would check in and see how I felt after each interview and gave me great feedback. Chris sent me words of encouragement before each interview also.  Chris really made a very stressful situation into a really great experience.  I can not thank Chris enough. Sincerely, Laura Shafer Chris made a stressful situation a really great experience!
  • Doug Lockwood is “locked in” when it comes to outstanding service. When I didn’t think it was possible to reach my current goals he assured me I could. I also had a personal hardship which he understood fully and adjusted accordingly. He maneuvered like a professional. Which is something I hadn’t been accustomed to. Honestly, Doug’s services moved me in the direction I needed to be in. He helped me regain my focus and realize my potential again. For that I am forever thankful. I had a job, I now have a career. Thanks Doug. ——Keith Martinez Doug changes Keith's life.
  • Tom did a wonderful job. He listened to what I wanted and understood that there was only one company I wanted to work for and through persistence made it happen. I am now beginning my third week of training and everything is going very well. Tom has also been wonderful to email and call to check up on me in my new adventure. I will be referring anyone that I know that might be searching for a job to Tom.   Thank you again,   Rene' Ellington Tom Bass helps a skeptic!