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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 January 5, 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 March 5, 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 March 5, 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 March 5, 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 August 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 August 8, 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful coaching and allowing me to see in myself what others do.

Debbie Collins Tektronix July 3, 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 July 3, 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 June 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 October 2, 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 September 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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. May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 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 February 8, 2017