Author: Kara Dennison

I'm an Executive Career Coach, the CEO of Optimized Career Solutions, and host of the Attagirl Podcast. I’m a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) who spent my career as a corporate recruiting leader, working hand-in-hand with decision-makers. I’ve personally reviewed over 200,000 resumes throughout my career. I've helped thousands of career professionals to land their dream job through my executive coaching program the 6 Figure Career Boost, and have worked with companies on creating a culture that's inclusive and fosters growth.

The Importance of Self Care in Your Job Search

The job search is typically ignored as a key stage in your career and personal life, even though it’s a critical aspect as you’re transitioning from one job to your next. Something as important as this transition is often brushed off as an inconvenience and may even be embarrassing to some. Sadly, for some people, […]

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Why We Stay In Jobs That Make Us Miserable

  For a variety of reasons, people continue to work in occupations that make them unhappy. While everyone has different reasons for staying, we’ll go over the most prevalent ones.  Keep track of your emotions while you read this article; you may find yourself in some of the circumstances described.  Did you know that according […]

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The Importance of Time and Space Boundaries in Your Workspace

You’re tired, exhausted, and anxious, yet you keep fighting to advance in your career, a draining battle between your feelings and ambition to achieve your goals. Working long hours with a lack of sleep is leaving you feeling drained and stealing your energy, creativity, and productivity – sound familiar? Then you may find yourself constantly […]

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How Fear Can Stand In Your Way Of Career Advancement

  Sweaty palms. A shiver down your spine. Racing thoughts… What you’re experiencing is fear. You might be scared of the possibility of failure. Or you fear success because you know that’s when imposter syndrome will take over. What about the changes that you may need to make in order to advance? Leaving your comfort […]

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