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

  • Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.

    Amy contacted me in a time where I was unhappy where I was but wasn’t doing anything to change it. She was very informative and if she didn’t have the information at hand, she got it. She revamped an old resume making it more about achievements than responsibilities. She coached me on interview tactics before multiple interviews and was there to talk about them afterwards. Every conversation we had felt more like a friendship than business. She is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does. She also helped boost my confidence through the entire interview progress. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it right because I got the job! Thanks Amy for a life changing experience.
    Sincerely,
    Shawn Ware
    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.
  • I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.

    He saw a lot of potential in me which allowed me to apply for a higher position than I had first intended. Although the process wasn't easy he was still very honest and trustworthy. I am very grateful to have received his guidance. I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.
  • I want to thank Tim...

    ...for all the time he spent helping me acquire my new career. He has helped by assisting me with redesigning my resume and keeping in contact with me throughout the entire process.  His actions showed that he really cared and wanted the best for me. Thanks again, Dominic Almanza I want to thank Tim
  • I would 100% recommend Ross

    I cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!
    Cheers,
    Bayley Ferreira
    I would 100% recommend Ross
  • I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood

    Doug was extremely professional and was very easy to work with. He was quick to respond, made himself available anytime I had a question, and was always checking in through the entire process. He coached me through the interview process by sending over necessary documents to read over on my own time, giving pointers on the phone, and talking through details. You can tell Doug cares for each person he works with. Even after getting the job, he is still checking in to see how things are going and making sure all is going well. I would recommend Doug to anyone when looking to start their career or looking for a career change. He was a great resource to have when needed.
    Thanks,
    Tony
    I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood