Stand-Out of You’ll be Screened Out!

Hiring authorities are not going to take time to figure out why they should interview or hire you.  You need to stand out or you will be screened out.  Often the first step of the screening process is your resume and/or cover letter.  It is important to bring attention to your accomplishments and the impact they have had on your past employers.  Your Career Summary must also be keyword rich. 

It is important to have Unique Selling Presentation when you are speaking to or being interviewed by a hiring authority.  You need to determine why someone should interview or hire you vs. competitors with the same experience.  Determine what is unique about you and just as important how this uniqueness will benefit a potential employer.  Your Unique Selling Presentation needs to stand out or you will be screened out.

When you ask questions, they should uncover what is most important to the person on the other end of the phone.   Once you identify their priorities you can focus your answers to fit what is most important to them.  Your questions need to stand out or you will be screened out

Lastly, your follow up has to offer the hiring authorities more information vs. asking for an update or status report.  Your follow up needs to stand out or you will be screened out.  Follow this advice and you will experience more success in your job search.


What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Francisco Chevez is one in a million!

    I would like to formally thank Francisco Chevez for helping me get this great District Manager position. Francisco was very professional from the beginning. He was persistent in his search for the perfect opportunity. He presented me with multiple job opportunities, all great. He made me feel as if I was his only client and his top priority. Even after starting the new job, he called back to check on me. Francisco is great at what he does and I’m glad I was paired with him.      


    Enzo Mera

    Francisco Chevez is one in a million!
  • Matt Lopez nailed it!

    I am thankful for the service that Matt Lopez provided on behalf of Patrice and Associates in finding me and matching me to an excellent job with an energy company in northern Virginia. Matt Lopez discussed the position and the company and advised me on the hiring process. Matt has the intuition to assess me the job candidate, and the employer regarding my personality and the corporate culture to make the match. Matt found a Company that has all the attributes that I have struggled over the past few years to find. I intend to do an excellent job for the Company that I am joining in October 2022. I plan to achieve my immediate objectives, the company’s goals and show that Patrice and Associated backed the right person for the job.                    


    Robert Chew

    Matt Lopez nailed it!
  • I can't thank Karl Busch enough!

    I recently relocated to South Carolina from New York.  At first I tried the usual big company name job search engines, I even reached out to a couple of recruiters but, Karl Busch at Patrice and Associates was the guy who got it done!  His guidance and advice along the way was invaluable.  I was able to secure an Executive Chef position at a high profile restaurant thanks to him.          

    Thank you!

    Steven D.

    I can't thank Karl Busch enough!
  • Shawn Hoye was great to work with.

    Super attentive with plenty insight into the local job market which gave me a leg up in making the perfect career move.              

    Many Thanks,

    Sean Giffing

    Shawn Hoye was great to work with!
  • Whitney Davis was incredible!

    I would just like to say what an asset Whitney Davis was in regards to me finding another job. I appreciate all the help and I would definitely recommend him to others.        

    Thank you!

    Larry A.

    Whitney Davis was incredible!