Candidates

Candidates

We Connect Great Talent with Great Companies 

We’re all working to find the secret sauce, the magical combination that leads to a rewarding, flavorful career. If you’re someone considering a change in their career path, now’s the time to reach out to Patrice and Associates of Grand Rapids. We will help you find that ideal next step in your career through partnerships with clients who are looking for talented employees to join their team(s). If you’re ready for a change, take a look below to learn more about who we are and what we do to help you prepare for new opportunities. 

Why Patrice and Associates of Grand Rapids

  • We’re specialists in the recruitment and placement of high-quality hospitality industry leaders. 
  • We usually have a portfolio of many jobs that we’re working on. We also keep you posted when there are new jobs that our clients are seeking to hire. 
  • Doug’s personal experience with the training and development of business leaders will help you prepare for the big interview. 
  • Based in West Michigan yet part of a national network of over 300 recruiters and coaches with one goal in mind – Connecting Great Companies with Great Talent.

What is the cost to me as a Candidate?

Our clients contract our services to find great talent for them, so there is no cost to you.

Who are our Clients?

  • Patrice and Associates of Grand Rapids and the greater Patrice and Associates network represent all manner of hospitality clients throughout West Michigan, the state of Michigan, and the entire United States
  • We have access to the national network of Patrice and Associates clients, jobs, and other opportunities. 
  • Clients hire us to fill jobs that they have available.
  • Sometimes we know about positions that are “coming soon” or never even get posted.

Why should I work with you instead of applying online?

  • We already have a personal relationship with our clients, and therefore can advocate for you in the process. It’s like having a friend on the inside. 
  • We’ve likely spent hours meeting with the client to better understand their unique business situation and hiring needs. We can then use this insight to help guide you and make sure you have the qualifications that they are looking for. 
  • Our clients know that we vet the candidates ahead of time for them, so working with us helps you cut to the front of the line. 
  • We coach you for success and help you prepare for interviews by sharing the specific hiring requirements of our clients. This gives you a greater likelihood of success.

What does the process look like?

  • Submit your resume with the button below, or apply for one of current roles via the jobs page. Doug or one of the Patrice and Associates of Grand Rapids team members will touch base to learn more about you. 
  • We’ll get to know you, your career goals, and employment targets to help you find the role that’s right for you. 
  • As an ideal role becomes available, we’ll help you prepare by reviewing/writing your resume, preparing you for the interview, and helping you learn more about the company and their specific needs. 
  • Based on the client and their particular needs, we’ll either present you to them as an ideal candidate, or take you through the interview process ourselves. 
  • We work alongside you through the entire interview and hiring process – We want you to be successful and happy with your new career!