“I’ve known Matt Youngquist for eight years and have worked with him in several capacities. I regularly recommend him without hesitation for employers facing an outplacement situation or for individuals going through a career transition or job search. Matt is simply the BEST career coach and professional employment counsel in the Pacific Northwest.”
“As a woman in my mid-twenties, I came to Matt during a successful, but frustrating sales career. My goal was to get to the root of my passions and career aspirations and, ultimately, to decide if I should stay in sales or focus more on my journalism background. Matt brings about your confidence, helps you discover your strengths, and reinstates your belief in yourself. Career Horizons is a life-changing organization and an outstanding place to go when considering a career change.”
"This was the first time I needed to look for a job in 16 years and I was initially overconfident and did not think I needed any career assistance. A former colleague and friend recommended that I see Matt, however, and thankfully I listened to him. Thanks again and I will always be a enthusiastic reference for your services. The value of the services that you provide far exceeds the fee that you charge.”
"Matt is that unique combination of calmness and clarity that everyone needs at a time of upheaval and change. I was fortunate enough to find myself as a client of Career Horizons when I went through such a transition recently. Matt’s personable and approachable nature, along with his clear communication style, helps a person really connect with his message – that, regardless of your situation, you are a person deserving of respect and consideration in the job-hunting process. I consider myself a Career Horizons client for life and give Matt my highest recommendation."
"Matt: I just want to reiterate my appreciation for the tremendous value I received in our session and I look forward to working together as my job search unfolds. I cannot remember a time when I received more value for my investment. The job search process can be extremely daunting even for the most confident of individuals, but I left our sessions smarter, reenergized, and enthusiastic. Now THAT’S value!”
"I can’t say this more adamantly: Matt Youngquist’s knowledge, expertise and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients are perhaps THE reasons I’m employed today. I initially hired another outplacement firm when I was laid off from my job, and found the experience to be completely disappointing and a colossal waste of time. A relative was then kind enough to recommend Matt to me, and I can’t tell you what a difference he made."
"Matt is a fantastic coach with an unparalleled wealth of career development knowledge and resources. Within a month of meeting with him, and implementing his recommendations, I had several interviews and a great job offer. I strongly recommend Matt to anyone interested in identifying and achieving their career goals!"
"I found myself facing only my second job transition in 35 years. As a ‘seasoned’ senior manager, I was offered outplacement counseling through another career services firm. However, it turned to be my modest investment in Matt Younqquist’s Job Search PhD Program that made a world of difference and led to a successful transition."
"I highly recommend Matt to any professional looking for a job or new career. After developing a great resume, Matt coached me through the many job search, networking and interviewing tools that he has used and developed successfully. Working with Matt was the best decision I made during my career search and clearly the best value of all of the other resources I used."
"I cannot express in words my appreciation for your role in helping me find and land this new position. Thank you for being a solid rock I could lean on during a time of great stress and uncertainty!"
“Your ability to take my eclectic sales, marketing, and retail background and coach me on how to position it into positive strengths related to a public sector position was amazing. By focusing on strengths and skills instead of ‘jobs’ I was able to break into an entirely new career area and ace out the candidates who had the public sector experience I did not have!"
"Do yourself a favor and save a few months of time in your job search by hiring Matt, President and Founder of Career Horizons. Had I hired him early in my job search I believe I would have found a job much faster. After I started working with Matt I had a job in less than a month — and I attribute it directly to Matt’s techniques.”
"Matt Younqquist’s Job Search PhD seminar is one of the best, if not the best, seminar I’ve ever attended. If you are looking to approach your job search by ‘working smarter, not harder’, then Matt’s seminar and material will prove to be an invaluable resource.”
"Matt completely changed the way I viewed my career search. By the end of our meeting, I had a different perspective on not only how I was going to approach each job opportunity, but on how I was going to view myself, my goals, and my skill-set."
“Eight years of being a stay-at-home mom. English as a second language. Never worked in the US nor attended school here. Sound hopeless? I used to think so, too, but a friend recommended Career Horizons and Matt became so much more than a mere career coach: he offered guidance, inspiration, and hope -- and I signed a contract with a great company yesterday!"
"I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders - none have exceeded my expectations like Matt Youngquist at Career Horizons."