Is Texting an Acceptable Job Search Tool?
Texting during your job search is still a grey area. Is text an acceptable job search tool? Not really, says Jackie Ducci, CEO and founder of Ducci & Associates, a talent acquisition agency in Washington, DC. “It is rarely, if ever, a good idea for a candidate to text a potential employer during the job search process,” says Ducci.
Gray is the new gold
Boomers represent some of the area’s finest resources. It’s a shame that so much local talent in our community is under-used. A worker over 60 has much to offer, yet is likely unable to find a way to remain relevant and productive in the workforce. Companies seeking to build their businesses and thrive can achieve a win-win by seasoning their payroll with older workers.
By reviewing their employment history, you are more likely to know what you are getting, as opposed to a younger worker, who may be a wildcard. Having been in the workforce longer, they have more breadth and depth of experience. — Jackie Ducci, CEO & founder, Ducci & Associates
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.
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."
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."
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!)
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.
How Do You Determine What is Appropriate Attire for an Interview?
I always recommend that candidates present themselves in a way that is professional, but not stiff. Naturally, this is tougher for women than for men.
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.