Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
Hello, my name is Ircilia Inacio. I am Human Resources Consultant focused on psychometric assessments, system trainings and onboardings. I work with Human Resources Professionals at the top management level to identify the talent acquisition outcomes they were seeking to achieve.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
I joined Ellevate in the fall of 2016 and have been an active member since. The 12 weeks I spent with my very first Squad are still some of my favorite memories with Ellevate. Our Squad facilitator became a trusted mentor and has had a crucial impact in my career over the years. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a supportive group in the Spring of 2020, when the world felt so uncertain.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Being an active listener and detailed oriented. Sometimes you learn more from what a client is not saying, so you must be able to pick up on those small details.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love it when by the end of a system training or onboarding the client feels confident and empowered enough to use the tool on their own or even has the courage to teach others.
What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
I hope to leave my internal and external clients feeling smarter and more confident than they felt before they worked with meet. Working with new platforms can be intimidating, but hopefully by learning a new platform at work they can feel encouraged to learn something new in their personal lives.
Who are your role models?
My mother and her youngest sister. They always encouraged me to think critically and instilled in me confidence to speak my mind out loud. My auntie always told me “never be a blind follower, always use your own brain”.
What would you say your personal superpower is?
My ability to make friends anywhere I go. I enjoy hearing people’s stories and finding common ground. I am the person in airplane, grocery line, or elevator that starts conversations with strangers. My life motto is that there are no strangers only friends we haven’t met yet.
What does success look like to you?
Success is being able to look at my work with pride despite what others may think of it. When speaking of “work”, I am speaking of my corporate work, as well as my life’s work, my interpersonal relationships, my inner dialogue and beyond. If I know I’ve given the best of me, then I am successful.
What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?
Be honest with yourself first and if this space sparks your curiosity please join with no fear. Your curiosity will lead you to find the answers or the people that have the answers you need. Diversify your knowledge and always ask many questions. Lastly, have a mentor or career coach.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
-Don’t ever think that something is beneath you. Keep learning and expanding your skills. - Inform your manager and your team of small progress you made on big or complex tasks.
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Human Resources Consultant
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