Patrice and Associates Job Placement Success Story

Patrice and Associates loves to hear back from former candidates who worked with our recruiters. In this entry, David Currier shares his success finding a career in the hospitality and restaurant industry after working with a Patrice and Associates recruiter. Visit our Flickr page, if you would like to see testimonials from other former Patrice and Associates candidates.

 

“Early this year I was looking for a new position in the restaurant and hospitality industry. I needed to leave my current position to be able to take care of my Mom who had become ill with her second bout of Cancer.

The prospect of finding a new position in my field was very intimidating. With the current state of the economy, I guess you could say I picked the worst time to change jobs and living areas. Still, I needed to come home to be with family for at least a three month stretch, which turned out to be five.

I sent out my resume to well over a hundred companies and recruiters, knowing that it would take a few months to find the right position. My credentials are actually quite good, however, it really is a very tough market out there.

David Currier With here mother - Patrice & Associates Client

I received many phone calls, and I interviewed with several companies. You know how difficult and nerve racking the entire interview/job hunt process can be, I actually made it to interview number five and having been flown to two different cities to meet with different executives of a national restaurant company.

Meanwhile, my Mom’s health at the time took a turn for the worse and I decided to put more of my efforts into my family.

As some of you have experienced, when you first send out that resume it seems like you getting calls every day and things are really moving forward. Then they taper off. Then you are struggling to remember who you sent resumes to and who you can network with.

To my surprise, after the other recruiters stopped calling–after I had become distracted with other things, and after assuming that I would be in for the long haul in looking for a serious position equivalent to my credentials, I received a call from Leigh Shapliegh at Patrice and Associates. Leigh was professional, fun to talk to, had a good take on the industry and gave me the impression that she was working for me.

This was just the beginning. It actually took another month and a half to find the right position. But unlike the other recruiters I had dealt with, Leigh stayed in touch, and I always felt like she was there working on getting me a position.

The company that I decided to go with is a very close match for my skill set. Leigh offered excellent advice and gave me details of how the process was going.

As we worked on interviews, coached me, encouraged me, and I really felt like she was walking in the door with me. Believe me, having that extra boost of confidence is sometimes the difference between getting that job or walking out empty handed.

I honestly can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate what Leigh and the folks at Patrice and Associates have done for me. Start to finish–a great performance on all aspects!

Sincerely,
David Currier”

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Above photo: David is pictured with his mother two weeks ago. He says that “she’s looking great and having been able to spend time with her is priceless.”

 

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  • Hospitality Recruiter Can Help You Find a Job!

    Karl was the best asset in securing my new position. He was there coaching and teaching me every step of the way. I have been working in the food industry for 20+ years and this is the first time I have used a recruiter. I have been on both ends of the hiring process and Karl has helped to know what people are looking for and what I should be looking for when hiring new employees. I look forward to meeting Karl and shaking his hand. If needed I would seek Karl out again!         Mahmoud Elkhyati         Need help with your resume – Have a Recruitment Specialist help you for FREE       Hospitality Recruiter Can Help You Find a Job!
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    My interactions with Mr. Richard were professional. He was very accommodating to my wants in needs when it came to the company I was looking to become a part of. I had tried myself to obtain a position with this company, but I was not able to do so on my own. With Richard's help I was able to land the position.  He kept me in the loop when it came to every interview that I had from beginning to end and kept me very upbeat and positive about the experience. I believe this is how a head hunter or recruiter should perform when dealing with clients very professional and had integrity in everything that he did.     Albert Jones     Hospitality Recruitment matches YOUR skills with the perfect job Hospitality Recruitment Works!
  • Hospitality Recruiters Are Here to Help

    Daniel was a great help to me on my job search. From the first time I was contacted by him I felt he was here not only to help the company find the right candidate but he was there to make sure I was right for the position.  Daniel is very persistent when he is working with you.  He knows that time is of the essence and he helps you adhere to a very strict timeline to be successful.  Daniel is there for you when you are feeling unsure and is always available to discuss just about anything.  He has a wealth of FOH & BOH knowledge and that really put me at ease because I have not met many recruiters with FOH & BOH experience. Talking to someone who has been where you have been really puts you at ease!  I am very appreciative that I had the chance to work with Daniel on this occasion.  I am thankful he was understanding, attentive, communicative, and seems to generally care about you as a person and a perspective candidate! Katherine Woods         Career Coaches that help you for FREE Hospitality Recruiters Are Here to Help
  • Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job!

    Tom Schmitt was nothing but more than professional and courteous to me.  He originally contacted me about a company looking for a General Manager.  I was employed at the time, but not very happy in my situation.  Tom talked to me in great detail in regards to the position he had.  After careful consideration, I decided to pursue the opportunity.  He helped me create a more professional resume to present to the company.  He communicated to me on a daily basis as I went through the interview process.  I was eventually given an offer for the General Manager position.  I can honestly say that without Tom's help, I would still be in an unhappy job.   Thank you,   Roy Riddle     What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? Hospitality Recruiters Make the Best Match for You in Your Next Job!
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    Stephanie Yee played a key role in not only getting me in the door for my first interview, but in every step thereafter in the process. Stephanie coached me on effective interview strategies specific to my prospective role and made herself available for questions anytime. I was consistently kept in the loop with each new step in the process and her client insights proved invaluable. I always knew what to expect at each turn and who I would be interviewing with, along with basics like where to park and expected attire…all things that can easily trip up a less informed candidate.  In addition to all of this, Stephanie’s naturally positive attitude helped me to stay calm throughout a lengthy interview process that spanned a number of anxiety driven weeks. In short, without Stephanie in my corner, I wouldn’t have been able to turn this new chapter in my career. Sincerely, Steve Davis Hospitality Recruitment matches YOUR skills with the perfect job Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!