Get your Career back on track

Serving Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia, the Washington, DC Metro area, and beyond.

Meet Edythe Richards

For 20 years, I’ve been helping individuals and groups match character with opportunity. Read more about my background and approach.

I help with:

  • Jump-starting your career or job-search
  • Honing your communication skills to perform better in interviews and at networking events
  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses and leveraging them in your job search
  • Developing a personalized plan to meet your unique goals
  • Discovering your best-fit career path

Job loss and layoffs are some of life’s most stressful experiences. It’s normal to feel angry, depressed, or anxious about the future. That’s why a supportive, professional approach is best to smooth the career transition process. I’ll empower you to reach your full potential by ensuring that you focus on your career – not your frustrations. While the stress of being unemployed may seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to be proactive, take control of the situation, and become more resilient, with a renewed sense of purpose.

I believe in a results-oriented approach using the most modern job-search techniques. Whether you need a resume that gets through the Applicant Tracking Systems, help navigating LinkedIn or online job boards, market information on your targeted industry, confidence in relationship-building and networking, or interview preparation, my success lies in my ability to work with you individually, tailoring my approach to meet your needs.

A meaningful career requires you to become the best version of yourself. Clarity, focus, and direction are essential to understanding what you really want. In addition to using career assessments, I listen deeply and ask targeted, strategic questions to get to the heart of your challenges in a non-judgmental way. I’ll work with you on every step of your journey to support your goals, build your confidence, and raise your performance so you can find a rewarding career path – now, and in the future.


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Celebrating 5 years of A Top Career

Celebrating 5 years of A Top Career We are delighted to be celebrating 5 years of A Top Career.  In 2014, our founder, Edythe Richards, launched our website, with the help of David from Edit Bits. Edythe’s vision was to help mid-life career changers find and sustain...

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ESFP student choosing college major

Welcome to another episode of Myers-Briggs Question Corner! Today’s question is from Sophia. "I just found out that I’m an ESFP on the Myers-Briggs. I’m 19 and still in college and not sure what I want to do. I know that I hate studying – LOL – but I do want to...

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My Emotional Intelligence coaching sessions with Edythe helped me set meaningful goals related to my workplace relationships. I have since received public accolades – and a significant raise!

Cynthia Phelps

Senior Management Consultant, Client Solution Architects

I learned a lot about my Myers-Briggs type, strengths & weaknesses after Edythe’s consultation. She’s a great listener and I felt really understood during our sessions. I now have a great new position thanks to her help!

Shouka Darvishi

Manufacturing IT Engineer, Intel

Edythe tailors her coaching to your needs. With her help, I was able to land my dream job. Don’t waste your time on mediocre career services- work the best and get the job you deserve!

Rula Minawi

Site Coordinator, Communities in Schools