"Christian, I wanted to thank you for you time and your insight on Friday, it was very helpful in preparing for my interview, especially in discussing the salary. I was offered the position this morning and I accepted. Thanks!"
Elizabeth, October 24, 2016
I met Christian last Friday and it was a very helpful roundtable. I learned a lot of things about doing the search and expanding my network. I will definitely drop by again for another session at the roundtable table….I like how you guys do things. You know I am from back East so recruiters are really pushy just calling everybody who seems to fit the job descriptions they have. You guys are very relaxed and somehow take things deeper. I really appreciate working with you guys.
Christopher, July 21, 2015
The name Career Evolutions actually struck me real good since it did not seem like a typicalstaffing company. I like the way how you guys do things and the company’s background. I also like you [Angie]. You seem like a happy person and somebody who loves their job so much. That is goes a long way especially when it comes to networking. I will try my very best to visit the office this Friday and meet with you guys. I like connecting with good people like you.
Christopher, July 15, 2015
The resume rewrite Julie completed for me is incredible and I love the format! She made a process I was dreading so easy. I also received a very detailed LinkedIn profile review which is so helpful since I am just getting a profile established and did not know where to start. Thank you for everything!
Shelly, Anthem, AZ, August 23, 2014
Julie, you are absolutely amazing!! OMG!! I cannot believe you just came up with [this cover letter], it is beautiful! Can you please write my dissertation?
Hope, Denver, CO, July 28, 2014
Wow....I can't believe you got that down to 2 pages!!! Looks great...I appreciate you spending the time to revamp it!!! I have no issues with anything you have done here, I reviewed it and please do use it wherever you may think of submitting me for!!!! Thanks!
Scott, Surprise, AZ, July 24, 2014
Julie, this looks amazing! I never thought my resume would ever look this professional. Thank you so much.
Kasey, Phoenix, AZ July 3, 2014
Dear Mr. Kaijser,
At this moment in my life I have had many questions regarding my career path. Many times I have felt trapped not knowing if I even had many options to make a career path. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to learn about your services. Most importantly, I am grateful for the time and energy you have shared with me in order to help me consider several realistic options. Although you are a very busy individual, you took the time to listen to my concerns and questions, and provided me with valuable insight and considerations.
Thanks to your suggestions, I will research careers along relevant paths, and due to your professionalism and kindness, I will be sure to contact Career Evolutions if and when I am ready to pursue a career change. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Michael, Phoenix, AZ, July 2, 2014
Thank you for your help in my journey to land a new position in Arizona. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the advice and information from you and your team at Career Evolutions. I truly appreciate everything you have done.
Dennis, Chandler, Arizona, April 15, 2014
I just had to send you a thank you note. I already had two organizations call me for interviews this week and a second interview scheduled for next week. The edited cover letter and resume gave my applications the direction they needed. It also helped with my confidence in applying. I feel prepared and polished instead of scared and ill prepared. I will recommend anyone over to you who needs career assistance!
Alicia, Phoenix, AZ, September 20, 2013
I just wanted to let you know that I interviewed for the District Manager position and they offered me the Regional Manager position!!! That is what I am talking about!!!!Needless to say I am going to sign and wanted to thank you for calling me and giving me the advice before I had the interview! Thank you my friend!!!! I appreciate all the support! Talk soon!
Steve, Doral, FL, July 23, 2013
I would like to thank ALL of the staff at Career Evolutions for your hard work and well executed hiring of our new CEO. This is a critical role that was originally going to be hired by a larger, national executive search firm. Who needs a big firm when we have you guys!!! THANK YOU!!!
Dan, Phoenix, AZ, July 17, 2013
My experience with Career Evolutions could not have been better. After contacting them by email I was set up with an appointment within a week that worked with my schedule. The meeting consisted of discussing possible companies to look for, ways to improve my networking, going over my resume and cover letters, and talking about companies that Career Evolutions could get me in contact with. After the meeting my resume and cover letter were sent to another member of Career Evolutions who not only spent a couple hours revamping it, but did so on a holiday weekend. I could not be happier with my decision to get in contact with Career Evolutions, their level of professionalism and caring is something that I have not seen in any of my other interactions with recruiting agencies. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking professional help finding a job.
Anthony, Tempe, AZ – July 8, 2013
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve had several consecutive years of unemployment, of which I’ve interacted with (or often, attempted to interact with) numerous, probably hundreds, of recruiters and agencies, and I would confidently say that literally 99% are terrible… no, downright atrocious. Their general ability to communicate with, and properly vet job seekers for increasingly complex job positions is almost non-existent in the majority of cases. The rampant use of known-to-be-flawed filtering algorithms contained in applicant tracking software, and the subsequent laziness on agents’ part, is a major hindrance for employer and employee alike. I’ve been on both sides of that fence in this market, and I can’t conjure up many, if any, good things to say about this ineffectual process.
That said, Christian & Co. at Career Evolutions was the absolute converse experience as described above. In these trying times, they are essentially the anti-agency: Doing things in a way that others, both big and small, have utterly lost touch with. They are maybe one of two agencies in the last three years that I can say that about. From the very outset, I very much felt like they had done their legwork, both in understanding the company profile and its needs, as well as understanding me as a candidate. Christian was the ONLY recruiter in recent memory that actually LOOKED at my portfolio… something with me being a designer that should be task! He took the time to understand the nuances (not simply the titles) of my dynamic work history, he took the time to understand both me as an employee within those contexts, and as an individual and a personality. All this was paramount in making sure I was a fit for the prospective position, and the arrangement has worked out splendidly. I was treated both like a professional and a friend throughout the process, and into the follow-up. I couldn’t recommend them more to both companies and job seekers alike!
Ryan, Scottsdale, AZ
I want to truly give Christian a well-deserved thanks for his efforts in helping me to market my services after being laid off in July 2012. He helped me overcome a couple of concerns prospective employers had about my length of service through role playing and counseling, and enhanced my ability to network with fellow professionals in healthcare financial management. In just six weeks, I landed another financial management position as an Assistant CFO. He also gave me valuable information about negotiating offers once they are received, and knowing I could be in the driver’s seat in spearheading this discussion. I have now landed the best compensation package I have ever enjoyed in my twenty year career in an area with a low cost of living and close proximity to my family. If any of you prospective clients have doubts about utilizing his services, let it be known emphatically that Christian can assist you in building your career portfolio and getting you back on your feet.
George, Phoenix, AZ, September 5, 2012
I just want to say what a great team at Career Evolutions. I met with Kimberly as she sat down with me and listened to what my concerns were. She was then able to see what services best met my needs. I had told her I wanted to focus on my resume and cover letter. Not only did Kimberly meet my expectations on showing me examples of resumes and cover letters, but she also gave me suggestions on how to expand my networking connections as well as ideas that would better my job search for when I plan to move. Kimberly was very helpful in this process and I am very grateful to have met someone like her. As for Julie, she impressed me with the final product of my resume and cover letter. I would email ideas and job related duties and qualifications to her, and she was able to take that information and re-organize it so that my resume stands out; very professional. I can't wait to see what kind of response I will get with my cover letter and resume. Thank you Kimberly and Julie for all your hard work.
Dawn, Phoenix, AZ, May 30, 2012
"I just wanted to thank you all for the chocolates! Things are going great here with my new employer and I am enjoying not only the company but those who are a part of it. I truly appreciate all that you Christian and Amy have done in helping me get to this better place in my career."
Kimberly, Phoenix, AZ - April 4, 2012
"Christian and the Career Evolutions team truly know the current trends regarding the job search and interview process. Christian took the time to prepare me for each round of the interview process. In doing so, Christian not only prepared me for the different questions I would be facing, but the person whom I would be meeting. By combining these two elements, I was able to develop an interview strategy that would address the needs of the organization in a manner that was relevant to the interviewer. After each interview, Christian would make himself available to debrief each meeting and conversation. This would be a time of working through any errors or complex questions I faced, as well as preparing me for the next steps. These next steps involved planning thank-you letters, salary negotiations, and follow-up. Because of Christian's in-depth knowledge of the interview process, he was 100% accurate with each of his recommendations. He knew exactly what the company was thinking and preparing. During the times that I doubted my place in the process, Christian was able to provide the encouragement needed to make me see I was the leading candidate. Without his counsel, I know I would not have been able to obtain my new position and salary."
Duane, Phoenix, AZ - March 26, 2012
"I was looking for a new challenge and kept striking out. That's when I took a friend's advice and gave Christian a call. I couldn't be happier! The entire team at Career Evolutions jumped into action and championed my cause. They were an integral part of my job search and deserve much of the credit for my success! From rewriting all of my documents to teaching me how to leverage LinkedIn to find and contact hiring managers to coaching me how to nail the interview...phenomenal! As a result I was recently offered (and accepted) a better job in Austin, TX. Thank you for everything Christian! Thank you for everything Julie! Thank you for everything Career Evolutions!"
Steve, Austin, TX - March 20, 2012
"After serving in a Senior Executive position for 13 years I was recruited to interview for a Chief Operating Officer position out of state. I was referred to Christian and the Career Evolutions Team through a network peer and I could not be more grateful. Christian led me through a thorough process to insure "the grass was actually greener", the organization leadership and I were a match, and that this opportunity truly aligned with my career objectives. The interview preparation was challenging and extensive - as professionals we don't interview for a living, we lead for a living so it was comforting to enter this process well practiced and prepared. I quickly became the preferred candidate and there is no doubt that it was the result of my work with Career Evolutions. Relocation and salary negotiations went smoothly and exceeded my expectations having strategized with Christian prior to accepting my new position. He also provided brilliant coaching in communicating my decision to move on with my current employer allowing for an amicable separation. I cannot strongly enough recommend Career Evolutions to professionals seeking to better position themselves anywhere in the employment process. Quite often we struggle marketing ourselves beyond our technical or functional skills; however it is profoundly necessary when trying to differentiate ourselves from other candidates. If you want your career to evolve in the right direction, Career Evolutions can serve as your guide."
Mike, Phoenix, AZ - February 21, 2012
"The team at Career Evolutions really helped me get focused on my job search. They have the background and experience to help through some of the tough parts, like keeping your cool during interviews and pre-screenings. I greatly appreciated their guidance in editing my resume and preparing practice interview questions. Most of us don't look for work often enough to develop our job hunting skills to the fullest. Career Evolutions helped me gain the skills and confidence to present myself well and interview like a pro."
Thomas, Scottsdale, AZ - February 20, 2012
"I just completed a successful offer and counter offer negotiation between my employer and another potential suitor. Julie made great updates to my resume and Christian made himself available at the drop of a hat to coach and talk through my options and progress. His confidence and experience navigating the process made me much more level-headed and confident as a negotiator, ultimately helping lead to a great outcome. I’m extraordinarily happy with their services and have already referred them other professionals considering a move."
Matt, Phoenix, AZ - January 12, 2012
"Just wanted to follow up and let you know that I accepted a job over the weekend using last week the last version of my resume that you created. Out of roughly ten positions I applied for, I received two interviews and one job offer. Thanks again for the help on the resume as I truly believe that was the key to getting noticed."
Tom, Gilbert, AZ - January 9, 2012
"I just wanted to let you know that I have an interview tomorrow for that position that you wrote my Resume and Cover Letter. I am so very excited for this opportunity. Thank you so very much for all your help with my documents."
Gina, Tucson, AZ - December 15, 2011
"I've known Christian and Julie since I moved to the Valley in 2005, so when I wanted some help with my career, Career Evolutions was my first and obvious choice. Within days of posting my updated resume and following their LinkedIn tips, I began being contacted nearly every week with a new opportunity. Christian understood me and my core needs and created a "safe" environment that enabled open communication and led to extremely insightful guidance. Through this process, I landed a fantastic Director-level position with a publicly-traded company. Thank you Christian and the Career Evolutions team!"
Tony, Scottsdale, AZ - December 2, 2011
"I have known Christian for years and can truly say that he offers much more than recruiting services. He has provided coaching, contacts, resume advice, marketplace positioning tips and helped me to leverage LinkedIn. More than anything, we have built a lasting friendship. He has helped me celebrate successes and navigate through tough times. Thanks in no small part to his partnership, I am about to begin a bold new adventure in a turnaround situation that represents my biggest challenge yet. Let me summarize in this way: if you're ever in a foxhole, you want Christian by your side."
Ken, Phoenix, AZ - November 23, 2011
"I appreciate your help with everything including your guidance and Julie's polishing of my resume, it all made a huge difference in my job search."
Dan, San Diego, CA - October 5, 2011
"Christian and his team provided me with the support I needed to be able to land a great job just a few months out of college. Julie creates great looking resumes and Christian has first-hand experience as a recruiter which allows you to get an insider’s perspective as to what is going on in the head of the hiring manager during the employment process. Without their help I would not have had the confidence to excel during the interviewing process and eventually get offered the exact position I desired."
Richie, Phoenix, AZ - September 22, 2011
“When I found myself ready to change careers after 13 years with the same company, I had no idea where to begin. I was sending out a resume created by myself to random opportunities posted on job boards and getting nowhere. I was sent to Career Evolutions through a referral, and it was one of the best decisions I have made! Christian gave me guidance in determining where my strengths lie, put together an amazing resume and cover letters, and set me on the right path to find a job I would be truly happy with. I was able to find a great opportunity within three months. Christian then helped me negotiate a higher bonus! With all the crazy economic news in the world, Christian gave me something that was invaluable: confidence. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a positive change in their professional career.”
Nate, Phoenix, AZ - September 5, 2011
"THANK YOU so much for all of the coaching you gave me! Without your advice and guidance, along with Julie revising my resume, I do not think I would have been able to secure this fantastic opportunity. Many of the ideas and suggestions, along with the hours you gave to me two years ago, have proven to be very successful. What makes you and your company stand out from the others is your attention to detail, promptness, and availability. Though you were very busy, you made me feel as though I was the only client you had and gave me the necessary time I needed to feel comfortable with my upcoming interview. In this economy, for me to find a Director of Instruction position in the golf industry of Phoenix, I had to stand out from many others. Your coaching and business proposal that you helped me write created that job for me. I am very grateful for that! I WILL always recommend Career Evolutions to my friends and co- workers."
Susie, Phoenix, AZ - July 19, 2011
"I am from France and I decided to move to New York in order to give a big push to my career. But, as a foreigner, I had a hard time fighting with my resume and application leading to nowhere. Coming from France, where the job market is totally different as well as the way to write your resume in the US, it was very hard to build a real strong resume fitting the American market. Fortunately, I met Christian through a friend, and his work on my resume really helped me in my job research. He used the right vocabulary that I didn’t have, or didn’t know how to use, and created very powerful sentences that impacted recruiters within my field in a totally different way. At the end, my emails didn’t go unanswered; I had more interview proposals, and more chance to sell myself face to face with a recruiter. Now I am living in New York, with a job. And trust me; coming from another country, in this city, it is a pretty big deal!"
Nicolas, France - July 11, 2011
"After working with Career Evolutions to revise my resume, I am pleased to report that I have had more interviews in the past month than I had in the six months prior to upgrading my resume. I knew I needed a resume that captured my experience in a more compelling way but I just couldn't organize it without your help. I appreciate that you were receptive to my feedback and continued to refine my resume until I was completely satisfied with the result. The cover letter samples have also been a huge help and time saver. I now feel completely confident when sending out my resume and cover letter. Thanks."
Penny, Tucson, AZ - May 25, 2011
"If you are looking for inspiration, focus, and a success-oriented approach when mergers and acquisitions, workforce reduction, and economic disparity (or, in my case, reapplying for my position) are the cause of anxiety, let Christian and Career Evolutions provide their professional and personal touch in preparing you for your career path needs. My career with my current employer has spanned 20 years with a proven track record. After going through two mergers over the past two and half years, I was asked to reapply for my current role. I came into contact with Christian late on a Friday afternoon asking for help to fast track a resume for this purpose. I explained that I needed to have a finished product by the following Monday morning. Without hesitation Christian accepted, and was able to frame exactly my career based on an assortment of information into an accomplished and professional resume. Christian’s approach embodies the principle that, everything you do matters to someone. While providing me a professional service he personalized it by spending his personal time over a weekend to work with me. For him to go out of his way like that was truly overwhelming and confirmed for me that he was, without exception, investing in my success. I am happy to report that because of Christian’s efforts I have been able to continue in my current role and it has evolved into more than I expected. Thanks Christian! I am eternally grateful!"
Bobby, Monroe, LA – April 19, 2011
"Christian has been a true partner in my job search. I can honestly say I probably wouldn't have landed my new job with a Fortune 500 company without him. He expertly led me through the entire job search process from resume creation through acceptance of the job offer. It was his understanding of all of the various strategies such as effective networking, interviewing, handling multiple job offers, and getting the best compensation package that was invaluable. I never realized how key strategy is to the entire process! He also helped me stick with it and kept me on task with all that I needed to do. Best of all he is very encouraging and cheers you on every step of the way. I will be forever grateful!"
Deidre, Atlanta, GA - March 22, 2011
"I am an executive who decided to make a change in my position and move to another state during arguably one of the worst economic times. Christian was recommended to me by a talent firm and after a phone conversation and meeting him in person I knew he was going to have a positive impact on my search. He guided me on researching companies in other states, tweaked my resume, wrote drafts of cover and marketing letters and most importantly, always answered the phone or returned my call, promptly. Lots of people told me that my search would take 5 to 6 months...not counting the holidays. I completed final negotiations during Christmas week and landed a position in 3 months... including holidays. Thanks Christian!"
Carrie, Dallas, TX - March 20, 2011
"After seeing the resume Christian had put together for my son, I asked him if he would help me update mine. Since I have been coaching football for 30 years my resume had been updated several times, but never in the professional manner that Christian and Julie have been able to accomplish. They revamped a boring three page resume and condensed it into an eye popping two page resume including an objective that I never would have been able to put into words. I'm confident that when I send out my new resume created by Career Evolutions I will begin to see the results of Christian's creativity. I highly recommend Christian to anyone who is looking for a resume that will impress any potential employer."
Jim, Gainesville, GA - January 5, 2011
"I was at the prime of my career when I found myself a victim of one of the largest real estate busts in history. Although, employed, my company was disposing of its assets and I was slowly working myself out of a job. Nerve wracking and frustrating, I knew that I had to do something. Having met Christian and the folks at Career Evolutions, I immediately felt their services could help me make a career move. I always felt that I knew what to do, but prior to meeting Christian, I couldn't get it done. His focus and determination are unmatched. He will tactfully structure your search and encourage you through the process. I found that structure to be invaluable in helping me land one of the best positions of my career. Let's face it, it's competitive out there and Christian's guidance and all the tools he brings to the table will help you gain that edge in landing your next great job. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing help. He is a great person, has a great company and I consider him a friend."
Scott, Philippines - December 20, 2010
"After I lost my job suddenly, I was shocked and knew that I needed immediate help with the current unemployment rates. I was referred to Christian by my brother who worked for him previously and was thankful to have his help. He took me under his wing and helped reformat my resume and create cover letters to increase my job search success. He also taught me how to create a target list and speak to recruiters over the phone. After about 2 months, I received a job offer. Thanks Career Evolutions!"
Jen, Phoenix, AZ - December 16, 2010
"After I lost my job suddenly, I was shocked and knew that I needed immediate help with the current unemployment rates. I was referred to Christian by my brother who worked for him previously and was thankful to have his help. He took me under his wing and helped reformat my resume and create cover letters to increase my job search success. He also taught me how to create a target list and speak to recruiters over the phone. After about 2 months, I received a job offer. Thanks Career Evolutions! “Thank you for being such an excellent guide on my journey. Happy holidays...see you in Walnut Creek."
Debbie, Walnut Creek, CA - December 14, 2010
"At age 49 in April of 2010 I lost my job at a fortune 500 IT company. Panic, fear and anger were the emotions I felt, as I realized I would need help... lots of help! Now it is December 2010 and I have just accepted a job offer for about 30% more pay than I was paid in my old job. In the past 8 months, Career Evolutions helped me write an effective resume, taught me how to look for a job, negotiate a consulting engagement, negotiate converting a consulting position to full time employment, and resign professionally while negotiating another position. The true value in Career Evolutions services is in the clarity they provide along the way. They might not understand the industry I work in, but they see things from an HR and employment market perspective that is priceless when looking for and negotiating a job. Other companies will also provide templates and point me to helpful websites, but with Career Evolutions the help is truly personal. These services are absolutely priceless."
Csaba, PA - December 13, 2010
"After I graduated from college and began my first career search I thought that I had a good idea and plan of how to approach the job search. I was completely wrong in the amount of time and work it would take. Thank God I had Christian to encourage, teach, and advise me in all aspects of my job search. He pushed me to go for it and not settle for just any job, but to be proactive and reach for the job I wanted. My family has known Christian all the way back to his Maryville College days where my dad was his football coach. I found out through this process how stressful and emotionally exhausting it is searching for a job in these economic times. So, it was great to have a person that I could count on and trust like Christian, an experienced positive motivator who offers well timed advice and really understands his clients. With Christian's help I was able to accept a fantastic offer that will really jump start my career with this first job right out of college. Thank you Christian for helping me reach my goal."
Nick, Atlanta, GA - November 29, 2010
"I have been working for over 35 years and have never had to look for employment. My last position was President of a large company that employed over 1000 people. When I finally found myself in a position of seeking employment, I didn’t know what or how to do it. I met Christian and Julie through a friend and felt immediately that they represented a solution. They skillfully helped me craft a number of different resumes, cover letters and a management summary. I met with Christian every week and we reviewed my game plan and added to it as necessary. He kept me accountable and wouldn’t let me feel sorry for myself. I would not have landed the VP/ General Manager Position without the Career Evolutions team behind me. Christian, Julie and the rest of the folks at Career Evolutions are professional, honest and hardworking people that I am proud to be associated with. I highly recommend them to help you with your search."
Dennis, Mesa, AZ - October 18, 2010
"After 15 years with the same company I decided I wanted to change career paths, needless to say making a move like that comes with a lot of anxiety and uneasiness. You are unsure of what is out there and how different the process is today from just 2 years ago let alone 15. I honestly had no idea where to start be it resumes, cover letters or some little site called LinkedIn. I picked up the phone and reached out to a great friend who had recently used Christian and Career Evolutions and his advice was simple. Relax and call Christian and his team and they will take care of everything. I made the call and from that moment on they have been a great resource and an even greater partner on my new journey. Christian spent countless hours drafting and redrafting all the documents we put together until they were just right, not to mention a late night tutorial he gave me on that not so little site called LinkedIn. No matter when I called or emailed him the same question he had already answered for me three times he was always there. I know there are a lot of people just like me out in the job market looking for the answers, Christian and his team have them all and if you work with them you will not only gain a competitive advantage you will gain a great partner you will continue to use long after you secure your next position."
Matt, Parkland, FL - October 14, 2010
"I'll start by saying, I love Christian! Wow, he made the job process fun and exciting. I graduated from college and I was about to have my first real interview for a job I really wanted. Christian met with me the day before and calmed my nerves. He made me confident, excited and ready. He coached me through everything and I really don't know how I could have done it without him. My first interview was spectacular! Then, he helped me write my resume. My resume was sad, it was very dull and plainly formatted. But, Christian turned it into something incredible! Everyone complimented it and shared it with others. Seriously, executive directors were asking me about my resume wanting to know how to format it that way. Now, I just started my dream job. I am doing something I have always wanted to do but never dreamed was possible. Thank you so much Christian! You're an amazing mentor."
Katie, Scottsdale, AZ - September 27, 2010
"Career Evolutions is a first rate group! I appreciated how Christian made me feel like the most important client he had. Christian made sure we were in constant contact and his advice was spot on. With his help I was able to organize my job search, improve my utilization of my network, improve my resume, increase the number of personal marketing tools at my disposal, and refine my message. My decision to work with Christian and Career Evolutions was the right decision and I would recommend them to anyone looking to find fulfillment in their career."
Matthew, Wilamette, IL - September 23, 2010
"I was referred to Christian by the Vice President of my former employer. I am in my last year of college with 20 years of experience behind me walking into one of the worst job markets in generations. In one of my first conversations with Christian, I emphasized how I have all this experience and now I am just adding my degree to my credentials and I was not sure how to incorporate this information into a resume that would grab the attention of hiring managers. Christian was able to do more than just add credentials to an eye catching resume, what I gained from this extremely beneficial process was tips on how to format my resume and when to use the words and or materials to grab the attention of my next potential employer. Christian is a true talent who is extremely patient, has a positive attitude, and able to focus your vision in the right direction. I would recommend Christian and Career Evolutions to anyone currently seeking a new career or looking for a new employer. Thank you again and what a pleasure it has been to work with you!"
Peggy, Waterloo, IA - September 13, 2010
"When I was shopping for outplacement services I really focused on finding someone, some firm that would customize their services to my strengths and weaknesses. I knew a bit about how to do a job search but also recognized that there were areas where I would benefit from professional attention. I interviewed a few of the bigger name shops and came back to Career Evolutions and Christian Kaijser. Christian is a true professional and has the ability to recognize where his talents will serve each client best – then customize the services he provides. I got what I wanted and more and would recommend Christian and Career Evolutions wholeheartedly."
David, Phoenix, AZ - August 27, 2010
"Career Evolutions showed me how to open doors to new career opportunities through targeted self- marketing. Initially, my resume and cover letter showcased few accomplishments. But after working with Christian and his team, I discovered more – and better – achievements to sell to prospective employers. I also gained tips on adapting my resume for different formats, using the right keywords and getting my materials in the hands of the hiring manager. By working with Career Evolutions, I've learned some inside secrets on resumes and cover letters that get attention and land jobs. If you want more success in your job search, just contact Christian and his team."
Kim, Phoenix, AZ – June 21, 2010
"I met Christian after 6 months of searching and interviewing without success. Of course being the worst job market in generations did not make it any easier. I knew I needed some kind of help to get the edge, to learn what was required in today's market to be successful in my search. The idea of a career coach began to make perfect sense. With Christian's expertise and guidance I learned a lot about myself and received practical and common sense advice-coaching. One process that really aided was coaching through mock interviews. Christian would take a job spec and create realistic questions that could be asked during an interview. With practice and professional coaching through the exercise, I felt more prepared, comfortable, and confident in interviews. I found this to be one of the most valuable elements of Career Evolutions' services. Thanks Christian."
Rick, Phoenix, AZ - May 10, 2010
"After 30 years of working in many jobs and industries, I found myself unemployed in the middle of a recession and high unemployment. Never before did I “have to” look for a job. 35 days later I accepted a position offering a great opportunity for me; I didn't just take the first job that came along. In those 35 days there was a lot of coaching and many discussions with Christian. He would share every piece of information and experience with me before sending resumes, conducting interviews or negotiations. Christian on my side with his positive attitude and endless patience made it seem easy to go through the process that seemed, and was, terrifying just a month ago."
Csaba, Pennsylvania - May 6, 2010
"I contacted Christian because my job search was coming up empty and I felt like I needed help in an increasingly competitive job market. Christian spruced up all of my documents which gave me enormous confidence when applying for jobs. After the resume and cover letter fix, he helped me identify who I was and what I really wanted to do. He then helped me target companies that I wanted to work for and most importantly gave me the skills to aggressively go after a job. I believe that is what turned the tide for me. Instead of reacting to job postings, Christian taught me all the skills to be proactive in my job search. To make a long story short, Christian helped me land a great job last week. Christian was there every step of the way, from the search phase, to the interview stage, to the follow up, all the way to me accepting the job. I would highly recommend Career Evolutions for all of your career search needs. Career Evolutions is very professional and they treat you like family. I certainly wouldn’t have a new job if it wasn’t for them."
Corey, Phoenix, AZ - April 30, 2010
"During a conversation with one of my peers, prior to the workforce reduction in my company, I noticed that he was working on his resume. He showed me copies of the 'before' and 'after' resumes and the difference between documents was amazing. I asked him who had helped him and he introduced me to Christian, whom I called immediately to request his services. Prior to speaking with Christian, I had posted to a few positions without any response. After working with Christian on my resume and cover letters, I posted to other jobs and immediately started receiving call backs. I am currently in the process of moving forward with three different firms that I am interested in working for. I highly recommend Christian and his team to guide any professional that is searching for a career. His speed and attention to detail do get immediate results."
Luis, Monroe, LA - April 22, 2010
"I was referred to Christian by another recruiter after I had been laid off for a couple of months with no forward movement towards finding a job. I felt that I was experienced enough in the presentation of my resume but found that I was just being added to the huge stack of applicants and any attempts of mine were not received well and went unanswered by employers. After meeting with Christian, I listened to what he had to say and was still not convinced until a bit more time had passed with still no activity on my end. All I can say is that I had no idea of what I did not know and how I was actually sabotaging my job search. You can ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am probably the biggest critic and skeptic around, but I can honestly say that the help Christian was able to provide me with resume rewrites, cover letters, follow up letters, Networking techniques with employers, and negotiation tactics. These were all things that I felt I was expert at until receiving Christians help. Bottom line is that employers started calling, I was getting 1-2 interviews a week, and after 3 weeks of working with Christian, I actually found myself with a job offer, another pending, and a request to schedule yet another. I landed my target job and was even able to negotiate a higher salary using Christian’s techniques. Lets face it. in today's economy, we all need that extra edge and I was able to find it. I spent 3 1/2 months looking for employment and I strongly encourage all those in a position similar to what I was in to utilize Career Evolutions and the services they provide, I guarantee that you will be glad you did."
Dennis, Glendale, AZ - March 4, 2010
“Although it seemed unique in the way I met Christian through various contacts and networking, his unrelenting work with me proved to be extremely beneficial. Christian has a innate ability to understand your passion, focus your vision, gather insight holistically and provide overwhelming evidence through his experiences on ways to move through an otherwise torrid jungle of trying to find the right career. My time spent with Career Evolutions was very short, but impactful to the maximum degree and I would count Christian as a very close advisor in the business world due to his personalized approach, shameless generosity in working with me and fantastic networking skills. If you have the opportunity to work with Christian and the team at Career Evolutions, guarantee yourself a long lasting partnership and a great career choice!”
Mark, Glendale, AZ - February 9, 2010
"I knew Christian previously as a personal friend and was initially hesitant to mix personal with business. It turned out, however, that Christian and his company were perfect for the job. He was entirely professional and pushed me a lot harder than I expected (but needed), while keeping that personal touch alive. Christian has seen me through a layoff and then another company closure. He knows how to help you improve on your weaknesses and helps you sell your strengths. I cannot imagine using any other company to help me with my career evolution!"
Faith, Bethesda, MD - January 11, 2010
"I worked with Career Evolutions in my job search during the fourth quarter of 2009. Christian Kaijser provided significant insight into the local C-level job market, including a deep awareness of the inner workings and going-ons at the specific companies I was pursuing. This valuable insight provided me comfort and confidence in assessing my potential employer choices. Christian also afforded me excellent salary negotiation counseling, reviewing numerous aspects of the negotiation process which I might have otherwise overlooked. I was coached in key negotiation characteristics, including how best to present my value to prospective employers, as well as how and when to expose my compensation requirements. This advice proved invaluable to me, resulting in an desirable job offer. I would strongly recommend Career Evolutions to any executive looking to maximize his or her career opportunities."
Frank, January 7, 2010
"Christian is one of the more professional career coaches and executive search people in the industry -- straight shooter and hard worker. He stays in contact, not letting long periods go by when you are uncertain what is happening -- I value this frequent communication and feedback even when there is nothing new to report. At least you know he is constantly working on your behalf and is following up each path until it is closed. His career coaching has been invaluable -- he always has good ideas and helps you refine you job search, shortening the time it takes to find the right opportunity. Great to work with, friendly but persistent in pressing you to follow job search steps until you land that job."
David, Scottsdale, AZ - December 7, 2009
"My job search was stalled when I contacted Christian and discussed using his services to change my approach and strategy to get different results. With the support of experts on his staff we first perfected my resume and cover letter documentation. Christian then coached me through a very effective approach with phone messages directed at hiring managers, getting them to look closer at my background and qualifications for the job. Finally, we went through an entire process to prepare for all 3 types of interviews (phone screens, in person, and panel style). I had targeted 3 different opportunities and with the guidance of Career Evolutions within a month I made it through multiple interviews to reach the final cut on all 3. Ultimately I accepted the first offer on the table. I highly recommend Christian and his team for any professional who is looking for a consultant to help guide them through the hiring process and can get real results much faster than conventional job search methods in this difficult market!"
Kevin, Tempe, AZ - November 20, 2009
"After having spent my entire career working my way up through the ranks with one company, the recession strengthened, my industry was hit exceptionally hard and I found myself laid off due to company restructuring and down-sizing. It had been a while since I had been in the job market, and Christian’s broad experience and expertise proved invaluable. After a resume refresh and some insightful counseling on the intricacies of the ‘new’ market, I was armed with an excellent strategy and set of skills that proved very effective in my search. I consider Christian an expert and trusted advisor and highly recommend him to anyone considering or in the midst of a career change."
David, Gilbert, AZ - September 19, 2009
"Meeting with Christian was really a blessing. He helped me completely rework my resume into a powerful tool that showcased my skills and experience. The much improved resume allowed me to have the opportunity to interview for a very prestigious company and a job offer soon followed. Christian then was able to help me successfully negotiate a higher starting salary. I really enjoyed speaking with Christian about my career plans. He has excellent ideas and a lot of really positive energy. I would absolutely recommend Career Evolutions to anyone who is currently looking for a new job or has even thought about the possibility of changing careers."
Patty, Peoria, AZ - September 12, 2009
“Since contracting with Career Evolutions, Christian and his staff have provided me with endless amount of support. The staff completed a total review/recommendation of all my materials, my cover letter, resume and thank you letter. They also assisted me with my 30 sec pitch for both face to face communications as well as for voicemails. Once I was selected for interviews Christian and his staff prepared me by providing real life role-based interviewing tools and techniques. Their style of questioning allowed me to showcase my strengths during my interviews. With all their assistance I was able to secure a position with one of the leading non-profits in AZ. I strongly recommend Career Evolutions for all your employment needs.”
Israel, Scottsdale, AZ - August 16, 2009
“The time and effort devoted by Career Evolutions in counseling, resume upgrade, mock interviews and negotiating far exceeded any previous encounters with contingency recruiters. I have been utilizing recruiters for both myself and in filling my staff positions for 28 years, and I was deeply impressed by both the electronic and face to face encounters we had during the hiring process, which landed me a position this week.”
George, Glendale, AZ - June 15, 2009
"The first thing you notice about Christian is his passion. He really loves his work and it shows. He is an extremely driven and enthusiastic person with an extensive understanding of the career building process. I would highly recommend working with him and feel very fortunate to have him on my side during my career search.”
Ryan, Denver, CO - May 12, 2009
"Christian was a key component to me when I lost my job and started searching for another. He worked very closely with me about how to best contact potential employers. His first words of advice were, "If you see a job you want, don't send a resume." You'll have to ask him why that's so valuable, but it made a huge difference in my job search. As I was getting close to landing a job offer, Christian helped me negotiate an initial relocation package from $8K to over $17K. If I'm ever looking for work again, Christian is already in my speed dial."
Dan, Layton, UT - May 10, 2009
"Christian is one of the few people that has his pulse on the 'employment' process. From resume building, written communication, marketing strategies and deep understanding of the interview process, he was very helpful in my career search, as we worked together to improve my interview skills. Tremendous value to the career exploration methodology..."
Erik, Fountain Hills, AZ - February 26, 2009