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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