Jackie Ducci is the CEO and founder of Ducci & Associates, an east coast-based talent acquisition agency servicing Fortune 500 clients nationwide. A natural and talented hiring expert with a guiding belief that great companies begin with great employees, Jackie consistently earns the respect and trust of clients and candidates alike with her piercing insight and can-do attitude. Her firm boasts an astounding 90 percent success rate placing candidates in long-term positions.
Jackie’s 15 years in talent acquisition (and consequent front row seat to countless closed-door hiring conversations) lead her to write her first book, Almost Hired. Almost Hired provides job seekers with true insider information, helping them to understand how hiring works from the employer’s perspective. This real-world insight helps readers attract – and secure – the jobs that they deserve. Jackie affirms that from large corporations to small start-ups, in good economies and in bad, and regardless of industry – the rules of hiring are the same.
Outside of work, Jackie’s passion has always been animals. She is a proud “dog mom” to her two beloved bulldogs (Pumbaa and Sadie), and an avid equestrian who owns and actively competes two horses at the regional level. Jackie is also a dedicated supporter of various animal-related charities. She obtained a bachelor of arts degree from The Catholic University of America.