Career Tools

Need help kick-starting your career or job search?

Are you contemplating a specific career change and want to know what kinds of skills it would take to make that leap? Or do you simply want to explore what kinds of jobs are in a particular industry?

Pathfinder Careers will help write your new resume, and for your next career, we highly recommend working with the following professionals, who are exceptional resources:

Andrea Killion, M.S., N.C.C., M.C.C.
Careerful Counseling Services
(503) 997-9506 phone email web

Provides assistance to clients so they can successfully achieve rewarding employment.

Aubrie De Clerk, CPC
Coaching for Clarity
(503) 810-2907 phone  email  web
Focus: Creation of purposeful and meaningful work lives.
Jennifer Paauwe-Riffe, SPHR
Coach and Thrive
(503) 799-5229 phone email web

Helping today's forward-thinking professional.

Deanna Maio, Intern Expert
Deanna Maio Coaching and Consulting
(503) 928-4257 phone email web

Helping small businesses work smarter to get better results and make more money.

Lea McLeod, M.A.
Degrees of Transition
(503) 810-3036 phone email web

Thrive in the transition to professional life.

Brad Smith
Braelyn Executive Coaching
(503) 705-9214 phone email web

Achieve enduring excellence.

Savannah Mayfield
(503) 473-4754 email web

Coaching regarding supporting and empowering women.

Tara Correll, Social activist and empowerment coach
(206)851-9627 phone web

Learn to identify, summon + leverage opportunity with laser-sharp focus, because timing is everything and you will do what you love.

Beth Welton-Miller
(503) 245-8224 email web

Specializes in teaching people about being in their bodies and a way to know what they need to nourish themselves and live fully, to have energy, and to make choices that serve their souls.

Anne Messenger, President
Messenger Associates
(800) 632-9709 or (607) 772-8607 phone web

Providing focused approach that is strategic and practical, yet encouraging and inspirational. Optimizes latest technology and tools to give our customers and clients every day.

Jen Lind, Boly:Welch Temporary
(503) 242-1300 email web

Women-owned, local staffing services specializing in accounting + finance, legal, office, human resources, technology, marketing, consulting and executive search.

Melissa Del Balzo, President - SMR Hospitality Resources
(503) 754-1534 email web

Ultimate freelance team member specializing in hotel sales, marketing and revenue management.

Candice Wilson Stayer - Stayer Legal Search LLC
(503) 968-0901 / (503) 936-7971 email web
Legal recruiting / placement agency for attorneys and variety of legal personnel.
Tracy Peterkin,PHR - TJ and Associates Recruiting
(360) 263-2676 email web

Emphasis on areas of staffing, human resources, training and outplacement, and features unique consulting business model which provides clients with a range of services typically billed at an hourly rate.

Makana Apo and Kelly Kordon - Professional Business Solutions, Inc.
(541) 744-8923 email web

Human resource outsourcing specialists.

Kathleen Everett, Managing Director, Boly:Welch Consulting
(503) 242-1300 email web

Boly:Welch Consulting is a professional services firm focused on providing business solutions through thought leadership. We provide on-demand consulting solutions, contract professionals, and compliance services to companies across a wide variety of industries. Successes are achieved by leveraging our community of consulting professionals in a highly targeted approach.

SearchWide - The leader in executive search and recruitment.
(888) 386-6390 toll free email web
SearchWide is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries.


Twitter Job Search
Use cutting edge technology to be on the forefront of finding out about new jobs.

YouTern promotes high-quality, mentor-based internships for college students. YouTern has a great blog, The Savvy Intern, written by college students, recent graduates and career experts, provides tips, inspiration and no fluff advice on a variety of career-related topics that include internships, career development, job search, interview techniques, personal branding, college and higher education, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

Meeting Planner Jobs
The premier website for meeting professional jobs.

Mac's List
Portland's top go-to list for local jobs.

Job Angels
Brings people together in a community setting where each person commits to a single goal: to help just one person find gainful employment.

Match your skills and experience to what employers in Oregon need.

WorkSource Oregon
Oregon Employment Department site.

Portland is Better Together
Get out of the house! Volunteering can help you gain skills, knowledge, experience, contacts and insight into specific fields. Plus, by engaging in altruistic activities, a physiological reaction happens in your body which releases endorphins which make you feel good, too. Which can be particularly important during times of unemployment. This is just one resource in the Portland area for volunteer opportunities. Check your local community listings for additional information on organizations that could use your help.

Portland Job Developers Network
is an association of employers and job developers seeking to connect candidates to open positions. Job listings are regularly updated on their website.

Business Journal
newspapers usually have a complete listing of business networking events in the area.  Seventy percent of all job seekers find their next job through networking, and this is a great medium to get out there and make new connections.

Portland Job Finders Support Group
run by Cleon Cox, who has invested his time, energy and expertise as facilitator of the Job Finders Support Group since 1991. He is a fountain of knowledge and is a highly-connected individual who is always glad to assist job seekers with ideas and advice. The JobFinders website has a regularly updated and exhaustive list of job search links and engines. Weekly meeting at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Multnomah County Library every Friday at 12noon-2pm.

is a great resource to connect to local and national contacts. Profiles are free and once you are in, you can use this as a way to learn about job opportunities as well as make connections to land informational interviews and networking.

Life By Design NW
 supports people as they age, by discovering their passion and purpose so they engage their wisdom and skills to strengthen the community and achieve personal fulfillment. This organization is especially useful for mature workers seeking to transition from vocations to avocations.

Institute of Non-Profit Management
is a Portland-specific organization based out of Portland State University, and has a great daily digest of jobs and volunteer opportunities that can bolster a résumé, or be a great place to look for employment in the non-profit sector.  Sign up is required.

Community News Resource Group (CNRG)
is another Portland-specific digest of volunteer opportunities and jobs in the non-profit, public and social services sectors. Registration required.

Young Professionals of Portland
 provide a place for young professionals to connect, network, and socialize.  The YPOP's ultimate goal is to help create a revitalization of the American economy and society based on the principles that people are at the heart of what makes businesses and communities work well.
is THE resource for non-profit and social-service types of jobs. Registration required.
is a great job-search spider that goes out and searches all of the job listing websites and does a compilation of your search specifications. It's a wonderful way to save on time going to each website separately, and this website sends job alerts directly to your email inbox.  Registration is required but you can set up your own job search alerts that are specific to particular job titles and locations. Very handy!

Bruce Blackstone Hazen
(503) 280-0151 email

Focuses on management coaching and organizational effectiveness.

Greg Bell - Water the Bamboo
(503) 242-1300 email web

Highly entertaining speaker, trainer and facilitator that helps individuals and organizations thrive by improving their relationships and communication; his programs and tools have been utilized by companies, organizations and conferences of all kinds.

Mark Koenigsberg
(503) 224-9364 or (503) 754-6570 email

Specialty is organizational and leadership development, as well as team and organizational effectiveness.

Serra Hadsell, Photographer
503-810-9984 email

Specializing in perfect posing, dynamic lighting, and professional retouching that will bring forward the best version of you to project the polish needed to help stand out to potential employers. 10% discount for new clients, just mention Pathfinder Career Services when you book.

Mark Babbitt - YouTern
(775) 298-1292 email web

YouTern promotes high-quality, mentor-based internships for college students. YouTern has a great blog, The Savvy Intern, written by college students, recent graduates and career experts, provides tips, inspiration and no fluff advice on a variety of career-related topics that include internships, career development, job search, interview techniques, personal branding, college and higher education, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

Donna Valente, President - Leadership Placement International
(610) 449-5653 email web

Providing global and local placements, retained searches and contingency searches.

Diane Boly, CPC - Boly:Welch Recruiting
(503) 242-1300 email web

Metro specialists in Executive search and Direct-Hire placements specializing in accounting, finance, legal, office, human resources, information technology and marketing.

Anne McDonald, President - McDonald Group
(541) 306-6909 email web

Specializes in placing staff for professional businesses throughout Central Oregon.

Julie McFarlane, President - (541) 617-8464
James McFarlane, Vice President – (541) 389-5063 email email web

MHR provides qualified, professional and experienced candidates to hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants and senior living communities and has over a combined 40+ years in the industry.