Peter gets the big picture. We are all just people trying to make our way in the world, and we prefer to be happy while we do it. He cares about his clients’ success, and not just about shuffling them to a new position to aggregate recommendations and endorsements. The skills and experience that he brought to the table as he helped me through a recent career change were insightful and pragmatic, but what sets him apart is that he exercises these faculties in the context of that big picture. Yes, his counsel was priceless in my recent career change. If you need a new job, he can help you find one. But his methods of prodding me to step back, consider my personal interests and passions, and align my career trajectory with them completely changed my outlook on how to manage a career, and gave me greater confidence and focus for any workplace. I only wish I was a better writer so that this recommendation could do him justice. I cannot recommend him too much!
Kevin Bailey Analyst 05/02/2022
Peter provided invaluable advice while I was conducting a career switch as I looked to move back closer to friends and family. He has this amazing ability to provide tips and pointers that you may have not thought of before. Which leads you explore different avenues and enables you find opportunities where you didn’t think they existed. A compassionate and humble person that looks at the whole person and their needs and provides that tough guidance when needed. Highly recommend!
William Dacus Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Operating Systems/Network Services) 03/11/2022
I attended CareerMakers back in the Spring of 1992. Even though it’s been 30 years I still have the materials from that time including the “flower” (which I think you have now transitioned to a “compass”). I also purchased Want a New Better Fantastic Job? a few years back when I was developing a leadership course for K-12 technology employees wanting to move into management. The students found videotaping a mock job interview and critiquing other interviews very beneficial.
As I envision my next five years transitioning into “retirement” work, I find myself once again reviewing the materials and my responses from those many years ago. Thank you for the experience – I can’t overstate how much it has benefited me over the years.
Northwest Regional ESD 02/22/2022
Our group of job seekers has had the privilege of hosting Peter as a guest speaker on several occasions, thus I’ve had the opportunity to engage with him on many topics with different audiences. Each time I come away with a greater appreciation for Peter’s unique combination of expertise, wisdom, and compassion. He has a way of synthesizing and communicating what he knows into basic tenets that resonate — both intellectually and emotionally. Such an ability comes only after years of listening, observing, and learning – hence the value of Peter’s insight and advice is literally priceless. Peter’s are the conversations you will think about, long after you walk away. They are sticky, and gently push you towards a reflection of what’s desired, possible, and realistic for you. I would highly recommend Peter as a speaker or coach. As the 26th person to write a recommendation for Peter, it’s clear his talents in the areas of career and life coaching are strong and ever-expanding!
Ellen Recko Career Planning Mentor at Lake Grove Job Seekers 12/08/2021
Over the past year I have worked with Peter as a client. His outlook and perspective has been very helpful in my continuing career path. His knowledge and constant guidance as i reached out was gratifying. Peter is well connected and provided me some excellent contacts. If anyone were in a position of requiring guidance, support or someone to talk to Peter is the professional you should use. I respect Peter immensely. Thank you for all you provided me
Mark Halpern Assistant Director of Operations at C&S Wholesale Grocers 08/12/2021
I hope that you are well. I do enjoy getting your updates 🙂 Well, I just thought that I’d let you know how much you’ve helped me. Right after finishing with you I used my new found confidence and knowledge (the knowledge in what I wanted/needed and what my goals were). I got promoted to manager and a raise. Last year I was selected for the high potential program as someone the company wants to develop. Earlier this year I was promoted again and put in charge of our entire International team, right after I had received a raise. Earlier this week I let a VP know that I wanted to keep growing as a director position had just opened up, but that I didn’t think I was quite ready. He let me know that in about two years I’d be ripe for that position. Lately, people higher up have been letting me know that the executives have noticed my work and the work of my team and are very happy with it. They have been asking me to speak at corporate events and a lot of doors have opened for me.
I did enjoy my work and Core, I just didn’t know how to market myself before I met you, because I hadn’t matured enough to realize my worth and how to use it. It seems, that now I have and it is paying off 🙂
My money was well spent with you and I am deeply grateful for your guidance and your help.
Tara Hicks International Order Fulfillment Manager / Core Health and Fitness 07/28/2021
Peter is a great career coach. He provided excellent tools to effectively communicate to others your career interest and skills. Also provided guidance on researching alternative career paths and options where those interests and skills can be applied. I highly recommend working with Peter, even if you already have a job, but want to re-energize your career to better align it with what really makes you happy.
Laura Pedraza BSEE, MBA Development Manager at Intel Corporation 05/28/2021
Peter is both caring and professional. He is always in your corner during your search for a better job or new career. I highly recommend Peter to anyone who is looking to not only find a new career, but also: -Grow your networking skill set -Better understanding your strengths -Improve upon your weaknesses -Update and articulate resume/cover letter docs
Cody Evans Cargo Claims, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company 05/03/2021
I’ve been working with Peter since the fall of 2020. Peter’s coaching has helped me to focus my career development efforts and enabled me to be clear and precise in my career search process. His guidance has helped shape my thinking not only on where to take my career, but on how that direction shapes my life overall. He is thoughtful, considerate, supportive, and direct. He has kept me on track throughout, and has provided meaningful, reflective, and honest perspective. At the center of his coaching is finding the kind of work experience that brings good fortune, and more importantly, happiness. Peter firmly believes that work should be enjoyed, and he has pushed me to embrace that belief, which I greatly appreciate (and which I understand now better than I ever have). Peter’s style of coaching compels me to think and be intentional; he asks good questions, and lets me reach my conclusions in my way. The mark of a great coach is the ability to tap into what drives the player, and to sharpen that drive to get the best results. Peter is just that coach, and it is a pleasure to work with him. I cannot recommend his services strongly enough; if you are willing, he can help you find the best in yourself
Terry Smith Organizational Development | Change Management | Workforce Planning | Coaching | Human Resources 04/02/2021
Peter was instrumental in helping me successfully navigate a very important career transition. His insight, network, and comprehensive approach gave me the tools and resources I needed to help me uncover and secure a new position better suited to my core strengths and interests. He is truly authentic and will take you on a journey you might not like, but his process and methodology are worth the effort. I highly recommend Peter if you want to dive deep, do the work, and trust the outcome
Julie Pennington Sr. Partner Program Manager at Rubrik, Inc. 03/30/2021
Peter is great. He does a fantastic job mixing empathy, wisdom, strategy and sometime a old fashion kick in the pants. Spent a lot of time identifying and focusing on what I need to be successful and content in my next role. In the end I landed a great role with a great company, passing up on a few lemon’s along the way.
Brian Duncan VP of Operations and Logistics Dennis Uniforms 03/15/2021
Peter is one of those rare individuals who are able to offer the type of advice and guidance you wished you had received many years ago, and I feel lucky to count Peter as both a mentor and friend. During the last few years that we’ve known each other, Peter has provided me with invaluable feedback – he is truly part career counselor and part psychologist. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone looking for a secret weapon to add to their career search!
Steve Thompson VP, Strategic Planning - Health Technology Collaborative Business Development & Strategy 01/05/2021
I found Peter’s service through LinkedIn after feeling like I was truly stuck, and needed guidance on how I could not only find the job that was the right fit, but work through mid life changes. I am so happy I made the connection with Peter! I knew I had to work remotely with Peter as my location didn’t allow for us to have meetings in person. He was always ready to get to work (but it was fun work, even when it wasn’t easy!) during our planned phone calls, AND he made sure I knew he was only a phone call or email away if I had questions or concerns as I pursued my career search. He genuinely listened to me, and gave me valuable insight that resulted in me getting a dream job with a company I have always loved! I took the advantage of hiring Peter’s service for an additional stretch of time, and I couldn’t be happier with that decision. I not only would recommend Peter and his service, I would count him as a friend and will be grateful to him always.
Heather Amorebieta Product Manager at Pendleton Woolen Mills 03/05/2020
I first met Peter when searching for my current position over 8 years ago. I decided to use his services again to start a new career search. I worked with Peter 100% remotely which provided me with the coaching, encouragement, and direction as well as the confidence to move forward in my search for my next opportunity! I am happy to say that opportunity starts on Monday! Thank you Peter for your time, your kind words of encouragement and your ability to help me see the possibilities. Connecting with Peter remotely was easy, efficient and allowed for flexibility in our schedules. Peter is very knowledgeable and helps you ponder the “I wonder” so that you will be doing what “puts a smile on your face” everyday.
Terri Brewer HCM Consultant, Kronos Incorporated 03/05/2020
When you believe there is a different path for you, and are willing to leverage 35 plus years of wisdom from Peter Paskill, then epiphanies will start occurring in your career path. I have worked with Peter and have found this to be the most rewarding investment of my time and energy. Peter will unlock talents and interests that allow you to fully leverage your natural gifts. Yes, it involves work and no it does not involve pseudo science. This is about asking the right questions to move into a space every seasoned professional wants to be in: A natural balance between what you enjoy doing and having pride in your career choices. I would highly recommend Peter Paskill as a coach to find what works for you in an effective and common sense approach.
Bassem Kudsi Information and Technology 03/05/2020
Peter helped me navigate through a major career change. At fifty years old, I was very anxious about the unknown but Peter’s guidance and experience made the transition happen for me and I’m super thankful.
Richard Schindler Operations Manager 08/13/2019
I have had the great privilege of working with Peter for over a decade. I have used Peter’s services at several companies I have been with and had fantastic results each time. Peter provides invaluable services at the point when it has been decided to end the employment relationship with employees. We would engage with Peter to meet with these employees right away. Peter would then begin a well developed process to help them with a plan for transitioning into new employment opportunities. Peter would always deliver professional, compassionate and timely service to our former employees to get them transitioned into new career opportunities. I would recommend Peter and the services he provides to anybody who may need to look at new career opportunities for transitioning employees or for themselves
Kris Kosik Director of Human Resources at Hawthorn Senior Living 08/08/2019
Thank you very much for your wonderful coaching and allowing me to see in myself what others do.
Debbie Collins Tektronix 07/03/2019
I really enjoyed working with you and you actually made my job search enjoyable. You gave me all the encouragement and sensible advice that I needed to be able to move forward.
Margo Michaels 07/03/2019
When I was at a turning point in my career 25 years ago, I attended CareerMakers at the recommendation of a friend. Working with Peter changed the course of my professional life. I learned about a new career, learned skills I’ve used repeatedly since then when at career junctures, and learned how to support others in their career journeys. Peter has become a friend in addition to being a career resource. He has a way of helping his clients believe in themselves and creates a path for forwarding movement. He helps build a networking community one client at a time both for giving and receiving support. If you are at a place in your career life where you’re tired of spinning and want targeted assistance for a new direction, I highly recommend reaching out to Peter! He can help you change your life.
Trina D'Amico https://www.linkedin.com/in/trinaldamico/ 06/28/2019
I have worked with Peter on two different occasions. Peter’s extensive experience, broad knowledge of a variety of professions, and keen insights of how hiring decisions are actually made set him apart from other career coaches.
Todd R. Blickenstaff Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist Wells Fargo Private Bank 10/02/2018
Peter Paskill is a fantastic career coach that I feel fortunate to have mentored me over several years. When I first began working with Peter, he took the time to get to know me and my goals. His patience and sharp insight make it very easy to open up to him. He has guided me through a career transition, job searches and now managing my career in a fantastic company. Every time I meet with him, I leave with great insight about myself, my situation, and what I must do to move to the next step. I cannot recommend Peter enough. Everyone who is serious about managing their career and making sense in the workplace needs someone like Peter who can be a soundboard, cheerleader, and advisor.
Tatawan Suto 09/18/2018
In my 1+ year of job transition, I have been meeting one-on-one with Peter on a regular basis, at least every other week. He is, to state it simply, one of the best, if not the best, counselor and advisor I have had the pleasure to work with during my career.
Rich Lehmann Passionate Operational Leader – Nike 05/03/2017
Over the years I’ve done business with Peter, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and do business with some of his clients. Their positive feedback and their endorsement of his services speak for themselves. Peter is a caring, contentious coach and mentor, and his approach to finding the job you love is spot on. If you need assistance in finding the right job for your life, I highly recommend Peter Paskill and CareerMakers
Jeff Carter Principal at Southtown Projects, Inc 05/03/2017
I first met Peter in 1991 when I became a client of CareerMakers. Peter has always been an incredibly ethical and professional resource, regarding any of my career decisions. Whether it be dealing with a work related issue such as the best way to negotiate difficult situations at a job or deciding if I want to embark on a new more challenging and exciting career opportunity. I would encourage any individual that is need of career advice or company that is dealing with an issue such as downsizing to contact Peter, since he would be a fantastic, empowering asset.
Pete Lerner Teacher/Trainer/Adjunct Instructor 05/03/2017
Peter is the real deal….people matter to him and that shows. As an entrepreneur with varied experiences, Pete understands what employers need and want. He also understands what those underemployed, out of work, and unhappy in their jobs may be feeling. It’s a combination that serves to inspire people through practical help to find positions which they feel passionate about!
Joan Sampson, SPHR HR Business Partner – PacifiCorp 05/03/2017
I first worked with Peter and CareerMakers in the 1990s. My relationship with Peter is something I value to this day. People engaged in an active job search are often going through a challenging time. Peter’s calmness and ability to teach the tools of an effective search has helped thousands of people not only find a job but a great job and often a new career. While most service providers provide good support during the initial transition the long-term relationships that Peter develops make him unique in a competitive industry.
Stephen Achilles Chief Executive Officer, Exceed Enterprises 05/03/2017
Pete is one of those people about whom I say “I wish I’d met him sooner than I did.” You’ll find Pete at the intersection of Expertise, Personable and Insight. He’s able to get to the nub of questions about career choices and help you find the right answers for you. I have known Pete for nearly twenty years and consider him a friend, wise counsel and mentor. Using the methods that Pete espouses for considering and making career choices has changed my life for the better. I’m a fan!
Nicholas Gilman Co-Founder – Kimera Systems 05/03/2017
I had become very discouraged trying to find a job in 2012, but Peter helped pick me up and helped me define what it was I was looking for in a job and in my career. He also helped me develop personal goals that have helped me regain my pride and self-respect.
If you are overwhelmed or feel lost in the job market, don’t hire just any career coach; hire Peter. He cares and helps with your personal as well as professional life.
Henry A. Balensifer III Communications/Government Relations Manager at LEKTRO, Inc. 05/03/2017
I have known Peter since I moved to Oregon in the fall of 1992. I know of nobody who has more insights into the Portland job market. But Peter offers more – he is gifted at guiding his job seeking clients to use their best passions and interests as guideposts to finding career satisfaction. In the Internet Age, more than ever, we have a snowglobe of “must do or must not do” Internet advice and he helps clients cut to the chase. His wisdom is that one thing has not changed, it’s real people that make all the difference. I’m ever grateful for Peter’s help through the years.
Rod Richards Marketing, sales, market research and brand management 05/03/2017
One doesn’t expect to have to find a new job when you have worked at a great company for over 19 years; but that is the situation I found myself when I started to work with Peter.
I had no idea the path I was starting on but Peter guided me the entire way. He was there as I tried to figure out what I wanted to do next (the key words being “what I wanted” not what I was supposed to do), he was there as I worked through a resume redesign that I could never have imagined but absolutely love, interview after interview, volunter opportunity after volunteer opportunity, random job lead after random job lead etc. In short, he held my hand, cheered me on, helped me sort out the confusion and picked me up and got me back on track when needed. He also proofed and consulted on so many resume and cover letter customizations that I have loss track. Through it all he was accessible, compassionate and my ultimate cheerleader.
I just accepted a new job and I couldn’t be more excited. This new job is the perfect match for me and I would have never had landed it without his guidance and support. Thank you Peter!
Sharon Mc Fadden 05/03/2017
Peter has a wonderful way of pulling true self out of yourself and looking at who you are and what you really want through his Career Makers Courses. I highly recommend
Mark Engelstad Managing Member at Seek First Consulting 02/08/2017