Career Advisor

I often talk to people that are worried about “what everyone thinks” and therefore don’t want to socialize. Summer is here and there will be endless opportunities for you to get outside and meet up with people. It’s easy to want to hibernate to avoid the inevitable questions such as “So what have you been doing lately?” or “Have you found a job yet?” Just smile and say “I’ve learned more about myself and the job market in the past few months, than I ever thought possible. I’m a free agent in the open job market and feel more prepared than ever to accept my next opportunity.”

It’s important to always stay positive when interacting with other people. No one will offer a recommendation or referral to a person who is negative. Every single person who is working could open a door for you. Don’t just depend on people in your profession or industry. You never know when a person is best friends with someone who could be your next employer!

Attend everything and anything possible in the next few months. Most summer activities draw large crowds of people and many are free like festivals, parades, picnics and local celebrations. If you’re asked to bring a dish, bring JELLO – it’s cheap. Networking is the #1 way to find a new job and summer is the easiest time to network!

If you can’t stand the thought of facing people because you’re frustrated or depressed, try closing your eyes and think of a time that you were the most successful. Where were you? What was the date? What were you doing at the time? How did you feel about yourself?  I want you to relive that day over and over again, until you become that same person. It is that confident person inside of you that you want to introduce to people every chance you get!

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I would like to personally thank Ken for all his help in helping me to find a job. On June 1st I was released from my job of 11 years. I was unsure of what my next steps would be. I haven't been through an interview in years and I felt like I was unprepared. Ken took the time to help me step by step. He first gathered all my personal information and work history. He built a resume from all of that information and articulated my accomplishments in a way I never could have. He sent me tips on what to wear, questions to ask, and called after my interviews to see how it went. He gave me support and encouragement when I was at my absolute lowest. I couldn't have asked for a better recruiter! Thank you again Ken! Thanks, Again, KenGeneral Manager, Logan's Road House, Chattanooga TN
  • Ken Schreifels was a great help during the whole process from start to finish. He was with me every step of the way with tips and words of encouragement. If I had any questions or concerns, no matter what time of day it was, he was there to answer it. I would recommend Ken to anyone. Thank you, William  I Would Recommend Ken to Anyone Looking for a New JobGeneral Manager, Fuddruckers, New Jersey
  • David Israel was a pleasure to work with and was instrumental in helping me find an excellent career opportunity .

    David was extremely professional and took the time to really listen to where I was in my career and what I was looking for. As a result of the work he did to connect me with the right opportunity, I was able to obtain a great starting salary and great benefits as well. I would highly recommend David’s services to both job seekers and employers. Josh Axmacher David Israel was a pleasure to work with!
  • Tim was nothing but helpful from the start!

    I was originally contacted by Tim as a reference for someone who used to work for me. He must have recognized that I myself was a good fit, because within a few minutes the conversation turned to me applying for the job.  He was always pushing for me. He was there to help with everything, every step of the way, and was in constant communication. He played a massive role in me landing an amazing job with an even better company. I can't stress enough how awesome this guy was. Tim will coach you through the entire process and be your biggest advocate. He has a lifetime of experience and knows exactly what companies are looking for. A+, 10/10, two thumbs up, 5-stars. Thanks for everything Tim! Brock Kinley Tim was nothing but helpful from the start
  • Tim was very patient and thorough when going through the process of trying to find employment for me and my skills. I appreciate the time and effort he put in for me and I would recommend Tim Walker & Patrice and Associates to anyone looking for great opportunities. Carolyn Floyd Tim was very patient & thorough!