Compass Career Directions


Hi! I am Amanda Portillo!

I help Job Seekers and Career Changers eradicate self-sabotaging, anxious, and depressive thoughts and develop a winning job search strategy that leads them to meaningful opportunities. This additionally includes prospective service-based Entrepreneurs who are ready to leave the corporate world. 


As a Certified Professional Resume Writer & Certified Career Coach, I have helped hundreds of clients by creating compelling Job Search Documents, optimizing Linkedin Profiles, training them on the most effective job search strategies, and transforming their mindset to execute with confidence and clarity.

Prior to launching Compass Career Directions, I worked as a Talent Acquisition Professional coordinating the hiring process for organizations such as Iron Mountain, Sanofi/Genzyme, & State Street Bank.

Based on my own struggles with mental health and experience as a Job Seeker, Career Changer, Talent Acquisition Professional, and Resume Writer, I provide my clients with the tools they need to release internal thoughts that hold them back in order to be successful in their job search or career transition.

Our clients have landed jobs at some amazing companies

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Job Seekers

Feeling lost, doubtful, or stuck in your job search? Are you receiving little to no interview invites after applying to several opportunities you are qualified for? Are you interested in learning how to execute a strategic, modern-day job search campaign to accelerate results?


Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to create a thriving business in order to escape corporate and live life on your terms? Have you already launched your business but not generating enough revenue to kick your 9-5 to the curb? 

Changing lives, one client at a time

After 15 years of working with my current company, I was jumping back into the job market and wasn't sure how to start getting my resume ready. I hired Amanda to help revamp my resume and she did a fantastic job!  Within a month, I had interviewed with over 10 companies, and received 2 job offers!

- Sarah I., Controller

I hired Amanda to revamp my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. I also enrolled in her Job Search Coaching Program. Within a week of completing the program, I received a job offer from a company I had targeted and I accepted the position Amanda, I cannot thank you enough for your diligence, dedication and honest, heart-felt advice that helped me define and surpass my career goals.

- Suzanne Gutierrez, Marketing Professional

Amanda is a friend. She doesn't just write resumes or cover letters. She invests time in helping you understand your career goals and aspirations. She has no quick answers because career is not a simple matter. She is more interested in helping you find the true value in yourself as a unique individual than just be a commodity in today’s labor market. She is a friend who genuinely puts effort in utilizing her knowledge, wisdom, and wealth of information to put and keep you on course to a legitimate career path.

- Ted Q, Supply Chain/Logistics Leader

I worked with Amanda Portillo over the course of 3 months to help me revamp and relaunch my Real Estate Consulting Business. I had originally reached out for a resume but after our initial discussion, Amanda quickly saw that a resume was not going to solve my problem. Amanda not only designed beautiful marketing materials, select a new business name, and create new Linkedin business/personal pages, she helped me set up strategies to market my business most effective way. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking to launch a service-based business most efficiently.

– Pamela Clark, CEO of Clark Real Estate Solutions

I reached out to Amanda to help me improve my LinkedIn profile and ability to attract both new clients and employees. She provided nearly 1.5 hours of coaching time looking at my Profiles and helping me create a game plan to meet my goals. I was sincerely lost on many of the features and how to properly leverage them for my industry and she was patient to give me ideas. She also explained additional features of LinkedIn that I was not aware could be beneficial to my business like Pro Finder. I highly recommend a coaching session from Amanda, you will not be disappointed and will walk away with a plan to make your business presence stronger.

- Sylvia Sarkisyan, CEO of Ebb & Flow Real Estate


For more testimonials


Tel: 617-420-2078


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