All posts by: Stephanie Licata

About Stephanie Licata

I try to pay attention. As I begin to work with more and more people looking to make career changes or who are mired in the job search, I am learning a lot about how the process of career change impacts people’s emotions. Job searching or attempting to change a career can be exciting, it can […]

When I start working with people navigating career change, I always ask them how they feel on Sunday nights. “Stressed” “Sick to my stomach!” “Dread” “Depressed” “Anxious”   These are just some of the responses I tend to get. Now of course (especially during summer!) Sunday blues lead to “hard-to-wake-up-Mondays” If any of the above […]

You’ve all met the walking promotional machine. You can hear the sound of infomercial speak in their voice. As they talk, they are scoping you out as a lead, not a person. You start to feel…kind of dirty in this strange way. This reality is why a lot of people cringe at the thought of […]

You’ve seen all the happy Instagram quotes: “Do what you LOVE!” seems to infiltrate our lives via social media on a daily basis. There has been recent criticism of the “Do What You Love” concept that I think is fascinating. It challenges us to think about these cliche concepts and really dig deep on what […]

  It was a freezing cold weekday night and I found myself at dinner with about a dozen incredible people. As I looked around the table, I really couldn’t comprehend that they all worked in one place; and that I was about to start a journey working with them. Normally I might be in a […]

Yes, I know I’m a career coach. I should be super concerned with your resume! Here’s the thing people: It’s 2015. You can find out the goods digitally about someone in three seconds and in a much more condensed way than just five years ago. You’ve got to train your mind out of the “I […]

If you scroll through Facebook this past week, you can’t see enough complaints about having to be back in work mode after the holidays. It’s a phenomenon that the world seems to go to sleep for a few weeks as the year ends. It’s kind of a soft pause where we are given the opportunity […]

….Ok it wasn’t CNN but it will do! If you are a job seeker or hopeful job changer at this moment in history I am sure you are tired of hearing how you just HAVE to be on LinkedIn. I am afraid this is the truth. This is now the equivalent of someone never having […]

Today as I write this I celebrate 730 days of winning. 730 days ago the relationship I thought would be my “happy ending” ended. There was no warning or incident, it was just over. A few weeks after that it became apparent it was time to leave my 10 year career in education. 730 days […]