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How to Avoid Misusing LinkedIn

In terms of under use, Jackie Ducci, president of recruitment firm Ducci & Associates, says she believes it's not essential to be on LinkedIn to find your next career opportunity, but candidates who fail to take advantage are doing themselves a huge disservice.

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Maggie Kennedy
Jackie Ducci Featured on TheJobScholar.com

Five Ways to Flunk a Phone Interview

Speaking without thinking: Dialogue is the most important element of any phone conversation, so choose your words wisely. "Your voice and choice of words are really the only aspect of who you are that the employer can use to gauge whether or not they like you," notes Ducci. "Be articulate of course, but also cognizant of expressing some personality and enthusiasm while you are speaking. The high-energy, friendly candidates are far more likely to excel in a phone interview."

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Maggie Kennedy
Jackie Ducci Featured on TheJobScholar.com

Four Ways Recruiters Assess Recent College Graduates

Have Realistic Expectations: It is very common for new graduates to form unrealistic expectations about their first job. Jackie Ducci, President and Professional Recruiter of recruitment firm Ducci & Associates, notes: "It is amazing to us how many young college grads enter the work force with an air of entitlement. Many have an inflated sense of self, and unrealistic expectations as to how much money they should be making right out of the gate. The candidates who are more humble, realistic, and have the right attitude will stand out (in a good way) every single time."

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Maggie Kennedy
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How To Land A Job By Impressing A Recruiter

The best way to attract the respect and interest of a recruiter is to actually be a fit for a position they currently have available. Don’t just blast resumes around aimlessly. Nothing is more annoying to a recruiter than when an unqualified candidate reaches out to them (sometimes multiple times!)

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Maggie Kennedy
Jackie Ducci Featured on TheJobScholar.com

Two Weeks Notice Tips

According to Jackie Ducci, president of New York-based boutique recruitment firm Ducci & Associates, two to three weeks is the standard notice most employers deem respectable, but employees should be prepared to depart immediately after communicating the news that they are leaving.

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Maggie Kennedy
Jackie Ducci Featured on Monster.com

5 resume mistakes nearly everyone makes

If you choose to include an objective on your resume — and it’s certainly not a requirement — it needs to be specific and focus on what you want to contribute to the company and position for which you’re applying.

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Maggie Kennedy