“Leaving CoreLink was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make.”

That’s how Talent Recruiter Kacie Weber began her Leaving a Legacy message in late April 2019 when announcing her impending departure from the company. Though she left at her own prompting, the opportunity for which she left was one she couldn’t pass up.

Her journey from CoreLink to her new role as Learning & Development Retail Instructor at First International Bank & Trust was a testament to the job searching advice she shared during multiple Knowledge Cafes. As a member of the CoreLink Human Resources team, Weber was responsible for vetting new hires while also coordinating and collaborating with several teams to cultivate current employees’ fullest potentials.

Weber collaborated with the Learning & Development team to facilitate a career development opportunity centered around best practices for nailing a job interview. The class, held quarterly for CoreLink employees, allowed Weber to share her own experiences as a human resources professional. “The interview process is as much about you making a great impression as it is the company being right for you. Pay attention to how you feel throughout the interview process and make sure the position and company are the right fit for you.”

Throughout her tenure, she also utilized career development opportunities to shape her own professional future. In 2018, she became a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Strengths Coach before joining Learning & Development Manager Mitch Johnson in introducing CliftonStrengths to the entirety of CoreLink. And, in 2019, she was named to the 2019 Class of the United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership program.

Read about how CoreLink used CliftonStrengths to better its teams.

“At CoreLink, I was encouraged to explore the things I loved doing and experienced personal and professional growth to a degree that I never thought was possible. I learned to lead from any seat, despite my title or rank.”

In her parting words, Weber left a list of her most apropos pieces of advice for others looking for a job:

  • Take a shot! Apply for positions that interest you and interview like you have nothing to lose. Trust me, it’s easier when you think of it that way.

  • Ask A LOT of questions to make sure any new opportunity is the right fit for you.

  • Listen to your gut and make sure to do your research on (both) the job and the company before you say ‘yes.’

  • Bring a little of CoreLink with you whenever you go and spark the question: “What if we did things differently?”