On a Mission
To empower Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C., job seekers to navigate the local culture while cracking the inter-generational code to their job success.
An Approach Focused On:
At the heart of career success is meaningful relationships with people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.
The truth can be tough, but we’re here to push you toward growth! We set realistic expectations and help you identify your areas of improvement.
To build meaningful relationships, we must understand how to communicate our stories and empathize with people of all generations.
We believe everyone deserves visibility when they put in the work. We empower you to show up and stand out confidently.
About Career Resources
We understand a one-size-fits-all solution isn’t what you need when it comes to finding a job in the D.C. metro area. We take an individualized approach to your career journey, putting you in the driver’s seat. You select the services you need when you need them.
When embarking on a new career journey, solid information about companies, industries, and what employers are actually looking for are all must-haves. It may seem daunting and overwhelming since research takes time and resources you may not have. But that’s where we come in! We have everything you need to ensure your career journey is seamless and successful.
Let’s face it: There are significant differences between generations. So instead of ignoring them, we believe in embracing them! Generational conversations are the foundation of our work. We prepare every client on how to communicate their story in a way that will resonate with their audience and help them stand out.
Located in Northern Virginia, Career Resources offers services for those seeking private sector jobs on The Hill and surrounding areas. We are not a placement firm. As your career coach and partner, we aim to lessen the pain of navigating your search alone. We’ll ease your transition, support you to perform at your highest capacity, and elevate your chance of finding your dream job.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Hi, I’m Amy!
My passion is helping Washington, D.C., job seekers across generations land their next great position with communication skills and powerful résumés that help them stand out to employers. I’m a Certified Career Coach and Professional Résumé Writer with personal experience transitioning from one career to another.
After 20 years of experience working in human resources and employee benefits consulting/compliance, life happened! I met and married my husband who, at the time, was in the Air Force. We traveled to San Angelo, TX, for his next assignment and welcomed our son a year later.
Between not being able to find a job in my field and the uncertainty of my husband’s job, I wanted to continue working while providing consistency for our son. I decided it was time for a change, leveraging my HR background and extensive insights into what employers are looking for in candidates. I became a certified résumé writing coach and started taking on clients in the community.
When my husband’s next assignment brought us back to DMV, I continued this new career journey and gained my first local client, a lobbyist. I quickly learned much about Capitol Hill and started gaining traction as a résumé writer. I obtained my career coaching certification in 2010 to provide more robust support for job seekers navigating this highly competitive market.
That said, I understand the stress and anxiety that comes along with finding not just a job but the RIGHT job. One that isn’t simply a paycheck but also fills your soul! To that end, I work alongside each of my clients helping them achieve a successful career transition.
Take the next step toward your dream job today.
"I believe change is possible and sometimes critical. I believe in working towards one's strengths."
~ AMY LEIGHTON ~