Testimonials

As a Recruiting Consultant…

“Without a doubt Aimee is one of the finest recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. From our first phone call to the day I selected the finalist, she was a dedicated professional, who took all of the guess work out of recruiting and hiring new employees. After gaining a full understanding of our engineering needs, not only did Aimee source qualified candidates, she also provided a complete screening process that ensures our objectives were met 100% across the board. I highly recommend Aimee to any company that is seeking a true partner to assist them in the facilitation of their hiring process.”
~ Tammy Williams (Daily Insight Group / Zappalla’s)

“Working with Aimee was like having our own in-house recruiter! She was very effective and efficient and provided us with well-qualified candidates very quickly. We didn’t have to plow through the pile of applications, make the prescreen phone calls or handle any of the routine follow-up chores that can take up so much time. In addition, Aimee was able to provide us with a diverse pool of qualified candidates, from which we were delighted to find a woman who was a perfect fit for our requirements.”
~ James Brunner (Kavi Corporation)

“I’ve known Aimee since 2013 when she reached out to me for a cool role. Her professionalism and realistic expectation-setting as the search moved forward made me respect her professionalism and honesty. Recently, when we needed a key software engineer I reached out to Aimee and she rose to the challenge. The recruiting process was well structured and effective. We’ve had the newly hired engineer on our staff for several weeks and are extremely pleased with the level of contributions made to-date. I’ve even recommended Aimee to a former colleague of mine who’s filling a few roles.”
~ Jay Hemmady (OIA Global Logistics)

“Aimee is great – she accelerated our recruiting process dramatically and helped us focus on the most qualified candidates. She took a ton of the “legwork” out of the process for us and kept things moving along. If you want to hire the right people faster, Aimee is a great partner.”
– Ben Kaufman (LittleBird)

“I’ll cut to the chase, much as Aimee does. After fielding ~120 applications without a fit, we brought in Aimee. A couple weeks later – interviewing only applicants that were a fit – we found our person and had an accepted offer. (Next time, I’ll just call her first.) Highly recommended.”
~ Jason Zeiber (LittleBird)

“After struggling to find & hire quality local job candidates, Aimee swooped in and immediately had positive results for us. Her extensive network, effective screening process, and clear & quick communication has been instrumental in the success of our recent hires and ongoing recruitment efforts. I appreciate her flexibility in achieving a process that works best for us, and she’s a joy to work with! I absolutely recommend her and plan to continue working with her in the future.”
~ John Robinson (TreeTop Commons)

“Our company always struggled with the hiring process, but when Aimee came along to help us things went great. She set up a very simple process, which made it easy for everyone involved to participate. She screened most of the candidates and allowed us to focus on the ones who really had merit. Every person she sent along for a formal interview was worth talking to and had both great skills and great personality, showing that she had picked them very well not only on the professional level but also on the culture fit one. The eventual candidate we ended up hiring has been truly fantastic, not only in the role we hired them for but also bringing positive change to the organization as a whole. I wholeheartedly recommend Aimee for any recruitment related activity, whether it’s finding candidates for a specific position or generally sprucing up the hiring process.”
~ Emin Filip (SellerEngine)

“Aimee has been effective in sourcing great candidates for critical roles. She’s not afraid to express her experienced view on improving both the search and hiring process and provides great value as a recruiting partner. I recommend her highly.”
~ Rian Schmidt (Vadio)

“I have had the pleasure of working with Aimee on both sides of the recruiting process. She is an excellent recruiting strategist, who leverages a thoughtful process and a deep network, to fill difficult positions with the right candidate.”
~ David Alles (Snapflow)

“Aimee helped us fill a position with a hard-to-find skillset in under one month, and took care of many details that saved us a lot of time. She also set the JobScore system for applicant tracking we now use, which has provided great value already in easing our hiring process. We will definitely use Aimee again.”
~ Nicholas Herinckx (Obility Consulting)

“If I hadn’t seen the thorough methodology and diligence combined with an unparalleled regional network with my own eyes, the speed that we hired a senior-level candidate that Aimee provided would have seemed like a magic trick. We had been looking for months, and turned to Aimee as a last resort. Fast results, fun to work with, highest integrity possible. Next time, she’ll not only be our first call, but we’ll engage her consultancy as early in the process as possible.”
~ Dave Anolik (Trek Global)

“Aimee is without doubt the best recruiter to produce results I’ve used in my 20+ years in the software industry. She totally hones in on the right candidates, refining the screening process so we don’t waste time, unlike many other recruiters who cycle through warm bodies. The signal to noise ratio with Aimee is excellent. Highly recommended.”
~ Andrew Migliore (Monsoon Commerce, ID Experts, RADAR)

“I engaged Aimee to work with my client to fill a sales position that they were struggling with. She worked diligently to exceed our expectations and in a short time the position was filled with an excellent candidate. I’d highly recommend her to other companies who need to add great talent to their team, quickly.”
~ Matt Wilbur (Nordic Services)

“Aimee brought us two very qualified candidates within days of retaining her and we hired the second one. She was incredibly helpful and has a great process.”
~ Michael Kaiser-Nyman (Impact Dialing)

“Aimee was a great help in providing structure to our hiring process and somehow managed to find us two outstanding hires in less than a month. Highly recommended.”
~ Jon Austin (LegitScript)

“Aimee is the best of the best in her field. I would highly recommend her to other Portland tech companies.”
~ Eli Alford-Jones (Paydici)

“Aimee is truly one of a kind, offering an inspired, unique approach to finding superb and rare talent in a dramatically competitive hiring market. Prepare to be wowed – Aimee will help build your company’s level of excellence in ways you never imagined. I cannot wait to hire her again.”
~ Peter Bohnert (Monsoon Commerce)

“Aimee is the best technical recruiter I’ve used in 7 years of tech hiring. In 30 days she sourced, screened, and placed 5 different top notch technical hires at GigaPan across three states. She delivered daily updates, coordinated interview teams, and handled every detail with professionalism and speed. Aimee makes good hiring look easy.”
~ Brian Hufft (GigaPan Systems, Jama Software)

“Aimee cares deeply about her employees, has a strong ethical sensibility, and is a passionate advocate for bringing HR to the forefront of company operations. Her strengths lie in her proactive approach, dedication to providing great candidate & employee experiences, policy & process expertise in HR, and passion for promoting our company. She is a powerhouse.”
~ Julie Crawford (Puppet Labs)

“Aimee was instrumental in our growth. The best part of working with Aimee is how many good things the candidates had to say about her, which is absolutely critical in a great recruiter.”
~ Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)

“I’ve loved working with Aimee. I’ve never worked with an in-house recruiter before and didn’t expect much, but now I can’t imagine doing my job without her. She’s always extremely focused on the type of person I need for my team and the help that I need to find those people. She goes out of her way to make sure that candidates and interviews succeed; she never says, “that’s not my job.” I would absolutely work with Aimee again.”
~ Randall Hansen (Puppet Labs)

“Aimee has been a terrific partner as a recruiter for the field leadership at adidas. Her level of service has been beyond exceptional as she has demonstrated an immediate eagerness to help and support any field gaps. Aimee’s approach is head on and she tackles opportunities with an enthusiasm that is unique in her role. She operates at all times with a partnered approach and works quickly and efficiently – all the while maintaining any follow up parameters. I certainly look forward to our continued partnership as we drive aligned performance results in relation to internal and external talent.”
~ Jason Belanger (adidas)

“Aimee is a skilled recruiter who has personally assisted me in the recruitment of multiple employees that have exceeded my expectations in skill, professionalism and expertise. This is in no small part due to Aimee’s attention to detail and dedication to exceeding the expectations of those she assists in the world of employee recruitment.”
~ Sean Joyce (Bonneville Power Administration)

“Aimee worked in a fast-paced work environment that continually demanded great levels of judgment, discretion and complexity. She managed this extremely well and with a great attitude. Aimee was a fantastic census builder and was instrumental in bringing a six-module managers training program to PDC, among other important initiatives.”
~ Tracey Rupea (Portland Development Commission)

“Aimee has a great attitude and is a tremendous asset for any company she works for. Aimee works hard to understand the needs of the hiring managers she supports and then develops screening tools to help evaluate candidates prior to initial interviews. Aimee is always on the lookout for good talent and works well with department managers to try to find a role if someone exceptional comes along that may not fit with current open positions but would be a valued addition to the company. Aimee is open and honest with her opinions, but always leaves the final decision to the hiring manager and is supportive of that decision.”
~ Michael Bailey (Ecos Consulting/Ecova)

“Very simply, Aimee is EXCEPTIONAL and RARE! Aimee is thorough and efficient in her work. Through her amazing personality and experience, Aimee was able to quickly identify not only qualified candidates for me and my team, but also candidates who had long-term growth potential! She recruited candidates for local and remote leadership positions within my group. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Aimee. She is never afraid to go beyond her comfort zone. Aimee is like a treasure hunter who always strikes gold!!!”
~ Jon Floyd (Ecos Consulting/Ecova)

“Aimee is a champion for great candidates, and will not only continually seek out matches for them within the company; she will keep them informed as to status and process – something which seems to be rare in recruiters these days! She is a fantastic recruiter, and a lovely person to work with. Without hesitation, I would recommend Aimee.”
~ Susan Citrak (MMI/Banfield, The Pet Hospital)

“Aimee was consistently a top performing recruiter at Volt. She had a single minded focus to complete the task at hand and was very effective at managing her priorities. She successfully built her business by developing excellent relationships with her clients and then finding quality candidates for positions regardless of how difficult they were to fill.”
~ Lorene Henderson (Volt Technical Resources)

As a Coach…

“I feel great about hiring Aimee to revise my resume and fine tune my career goals. I felt like I was getting an experienced recruiter’s inside take on the qualities of a successful job applicant. Aimee was able to draw out skills and experience that weren’t obvious in my old resume that she knew were valuable for prospective employers to see. She asked probing questions that got me to reflect on my career goals. Her style of working together was productive and fast. I appreciated her candor and honesty and it helped my confidence during my job search. Thank you, Aimee!”
– Katie Gillespie, Senior Manager & Product Strategist

“I was promoted to my new role as an HR Specialist and didn’t have that much experience with recruiting. My manager reached out to Aimee to get a suitable training for me in order to get more familiar with recruiting processes, etc. Aimee is very personable and very knowledgeable and gave me really great tips for my work. I really enjoyed our time spent together and would recommend Aimee as a great resource for targeted training for those seeking to learn recruiting best practices.”
– Vlasta Powell, Human Resources Specialist / Recruiter

“Connecting and collaborating with Aimee has been great. I would highly recommend her as the process has accelerated and brought clarity to my search for new opportunities. She has helped in refining my goals, highlighting key areas of my experience and asking some tough questions along the way. If you are in need of career coaching, especially in the Pacific Northwest, Aimee should be at the top of your list.”
~ Matt Meisel, Senior QA Engineer

“I reached out to Aimee for career coaching after recently being laid off and wanted to take that opportunity to clearly define the next steps in my career. I had a very good idea about what I wanted to do and why, but had basically no clue on how to get there. Aimee’s help was outstanding as she made very meaningful and practical recommendations, including the rework of my resume, improving my LinkedIn profile and helping me with extending my professional network. She has a very pragmatic and collaborative approach when it comes to create a plan of actions – be prepared to do your homework as she guides you through the process. Her broad expertise of the hiring process, human resource management and her deep knowledge of the startup landscape in the Pacific Northwest were simply phenomenal. This, in itself, provided me with the insights I needed to fill the gaps on how I could achieve my career goals. I heartily recommend Aimee to anyone needing career coaching and would no hesitate working with her again if I need some guidance in the future.”
~ Amir Nathoo, Software Architect

“I was making a big change in my career field after over a decade. Aimee helped me translate a resume full of jargon and lots of ideas to focus on the next step in my career. It worked about as well I could imagine. I’ve found companies that are right inline with what I want to do and opportunities to grow because of her help articulating my story. If you are looking to switch careers or are having a hard time telling your story, do yourself a favor and reach out to Aimee! Working with her was fun and easy… not adjectives I ever thought that I would use to describe updating a resume. She just knows what is needed and how to focus on the right things.”
~ Craig Thomas (Chief Operating Officer)

“I believe I have high standards and Aimee exceeded them. She is equally kind and professional. She works with you to get to the heart of what you are really going after – asking challenging questions when necessary. She then crafts, really crafts, your experience to position you for your next opportunity. I was floored by the transformation that remained factual but so much more powerful. Her professional network is extensive and she kindly introduces you to the right people to get you going. I am so glad I found her and I am telling everyone that needs a resume brush-up (and who doesn’t) about her. “
~ Christina Somerville (Account Executive)

I contacted Aimee for coaching and within a week of working together we had my resume and LinkedIn profile tuned up and ready for prime time. The insights and expertise she has from her work as a recruiter are tremendously helpful for today’s job seekers. I feel more confident moving forward in my search since working with Aimee and highly recommend her to others.”
~ Betsy Rice (Senior Curriculum Developer)

Aimee has been a great help to me for years, but she really proved invaluable in my latest job search. Specifically, Aimee’s industry connections and revamps to my resume and cover letter were extremely useful. Within weeks I was getting interviews that I hadn’t been getting previously and in just over a month I had been offered multiple positions including the perfect fit that I ended up accepting.”
~ Caitlin Horsley (Sustainability Manager)

“Aimee stands out from any recruiter and career coach I’ve ever worked with.  She pays close attention to what you say during consultation and tries to capture the essence of your career goals when making recommendations in your job search. And if you want to look your best to employers, she will make sure your resume, LinkedIn profile, website, etc. look their best and communicate your best professional self.  I loved her tips and tricks. I was able to find a job within weeks of my resume and LinkedIn makeover.  Throughout my interaction with Aimee, she was prompt, communicative, and was there when I needed her.  She is very dedicated to helping others and knows her stuff!!!  Period. I highly recommend meeting with Aimee.”
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Susan Thesing (Director of Global Services)

“Aimee is a very talented, personable, and results-driven career coach who has helped me tremendously in finding my next opportunity. She has excellent insight into everything job search related including resume and cover letter best practices, interview processes, and networking opportunities. Aimee did an excellent job helping me rework my resume and career profile, highlighting my strengths and experience that were not as evident before. She also has the best networking advice and has connected me with so many great professionals in my field. I am amazed by her expertise, reliability, and amazing quality of work. I recommend Aimee to anyone who is looking for their next job opportunity!”
~ Becky Leung (Customer Marketing Manager)

“Aimee’s experience and understanding of Portland’s market give her a unique edge in coaching creative and technical jobseekers. Working with Aimee means never again wondering if your resume, cover letters, or online presence are preventing employers from noticing you.”
~ Katie Boyd (Web Developer)

“I refer to Aimee as a “resume goddess”: Aimee has the wonderful talent to distill your experiences and strengths into a succinct form. Her process is loose enough to accommodate personal hangups, but she is diligent in keeping her clients on track. In the end – it all makes sense and meeting her finally in person is like a blind date with a wonderful outcome. A friend recommended Aimee to me and I will full-heartedly recommend her to other friends.”
~ Martina Fahrner (Bicycling Advocate & Business Owner)

“Aimee helped me get my career back on track after relocating to Portland. Her deep knowledge of recruiting, the local tech industry, and the current job market have proven invaluable in helping me find the opportunities that best fit my skills and experience. I would recommend Aimee’s coaching for anyone who is interested in putting together a plan to get the best possible results from their job search.”
~ Carlos Aguayo (DevOps Engineer)

“I had a great experience working with Aimee. She was extremely knowledgeable and timely. I met her one evening, started working with her the next day, and we wrapped up everything the day after. The value I received for the price I paid was unparalleled. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Aimee to anyone seeking an unbiased, objective career coach or looking to network into the Portland community.”
~ Stephen Sklarew (Chief Executive Officer)

“Aimee is a consummate professional, wrapped up in a creative, warm and charming personality. When it became obvious to me that I needed some professional help reviewing and energizing my career I turned to Aimee, perhaps one of the best things I have done for myself in years. She wastes no time getting to work, quickly identifying the tasks ahead. She is encouraging, positive and no-nonsense. I would highly recommend Aimee as a valuable resource AND an excellent value!”
~ Steve Hayworth (Training Manager)

“There is probably not much more challenging for a career coach than someone who hasn’t explored the job-market for 10 years with a resume just as old. There I was. Aimee didn’t hesitate however and jumped right in with enthusiastic, clear, empathetic direction. She has boundless energy and an incredible capacity to be “wired” to the flow of the job market for each of her clients via email, Twitter feeds, LinkedIn, blogs, and face-to-face meetings. The revised resume she’s created for me looks as fresh and ready for opportunity as my renewed sense of purpose and potential. Aimee’s the real deal!”
~ Jennifer Walsh (Vice President of Web Services)

IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & OUTREACH…

“Aimee was a fantastic addition to the “Careers in Sustainability” panel at PSU. She really connected with the students and gave them great information about career preparation and strategic job search and also demonstrated a genuine understanding and compassion for their challenges. Aimee’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious and students gave the panel rave reviews! I hope she’ll come back and do it again.”
~ Mary Vance (Portland State University)

“Aimee’s knowledge is bountiful, and she shared it generously through captivating stories, inspiring a group of people in the process. Also, Aimee has very effective and subtle communication skills. She tactfully articulated a difficult matter that needed to be heard, and in a way that was well received.”
~ Austin Erdman (Reach Community Development)

“Aimee is a highly creative, talented professional with great communication and teamwork skills. For the past several years and at two different companies, Aimee provided internal company promotion and support for a BEC volunteer outreach program to schools. She is passionate about contributing to community based programs that support education. Her enthusiasm and effective collaboration skills enlisted many additional volunteers and she participated as a classroom volunteer herself. It is a pleasure to work with Aimee!”
~ Susan Parsons (Business Education Compact)

“Aimee is a bright and enthusiastic addition to the Portland tech community. She’s a regular at tech networking events, and organized a volunteer opportunity at a local elementary school that I participated in. She’s worked hard to establish connections between education and non-profits and the tech sector and succeeded with her efforts to pull me into the fray. Aimee is a great connector of people and fun to work with.”
~ Selena Deckelmann (Mozilla)

“Aimee is a Connector Extraordinaire! She organizes events to connect university career centers and faculty with her organization to help us steer candidates her way; she introduced a friend who was moving from Portland to KFalls; and she recommended a local Portland shop when I needed a special-occasion dress. Having worked with Aimee since she transitioned from Volt to Puppet Labs and positions in between, I can attest to her versatility and adaptability. She is also energetic and talented, and is generous in sharing her energy and talents. I always look forward to working with Aimee!”
~ Jan Goodyear (Oregon Institute of Technology)

“Aimee is the greatest mentor anybody could ask for. When she takes you under her wing, you can be certain you will learn much more than you bargained for. She is the most helpful, passionate and dedicated person you will ever meet. Her way of working is completely organic and she has an innate gift of bringing out the other person’s interests. Aimee is always looking to connect you with your passion and given her gift of talent spotting, it’s a recipe for success! She is as dedicated to weaving the fabric of sustainability within her organization, as she is to promoting women in technology outside the organization; she takes care of her plants with as much sincerity as she nurtures her co-workers. It has been great working with you Aimee, and hope this is just the beginning. Thank you for making it possible for me to learn so much! It has been a privilege knowing you.”
~ Nandini Mitra (University of Oregon)

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