WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Client & Management Testimonials
Reginald was with another company when working with Marissa at Employer & Candidate Connection
Marissa is an absolutely outstanding career coach and marketing professional. She has a comprehensive knowledge of many industries, companies, and career resources. She is highly regarded by her clients and peers. She gives each of her clients clear, focused, and dedicated attention. Marissa is a charismatic professional who encourages her clients to reach their true potential, optimize their brand, and achieve amazing success. She is a creative, logical and intelligent thinker, a true leader, and an excellent communicator. I am very impressed with Marissa’s professional expertise, and her commitment to excellence. I highly recommend Marissa.
Seasoned Marketing and Business Development Exec, Web and Mobile Innovator
Jon was with another company when working with Marissa at Employer & Candidate
Connection s an executive recruiter, Marissa embodies the phrase “paying it forward.” She started work as a professional recruiter during the recession to help displaced workers from her company find new jobs. Marissa targets employers due to her clients’ interests and skill sets (in addition to being retained by employers to recruit for specific positions) and much of her efforts are pro bono. I have worked with dozens of recruiters, and Marissa is truly in a league of her own.
Lin was senior to Marissa but didn’t manager directly
In my capacity as the VP of Programming for the San Diego Society for Technical Communication, I engaged Marissa to give a workshop on using LinkedIn. The workshop was a great success, Marissa did a wonderful presentation, and I would use her in any future presentations our chapter might have. She is a great speaker, very knowledgeable and engaging, and not at all thrown by free-form questions outside the scope of her presentation. Everyone who attended our presentation said marvelous things about her and the job that she did. We’re trying to bring her back to do another presentation this summer. I have no reservations about recommending her for her great work to anyone interested in working with her!
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Medical Device Sales and Marketing Professional
Marissa is an outstanding resource for anyone seeking guidance with their job search. In addition to her professional expertise as a recruiter and a career coach, she offers an individual approach with specific feedback from the viewpoint of a prospective employer. Marissa is dedicated, responsive and effective. She is personable and caring and shows that she is invested in the success of her clients. I highly recommend Marissa.
Senior Technical Communications Professional, CareFusion
Hired Marissa as a Job Search Assistance in 2009
I highly recommend Marissa to anyone seeking assistance and guidance with their job search. Marissa provided me with invaluable information, resume writing, job search recommendations and peace of mind during my latest job search. She has extensive detailed knowledge on the subjects of job searching, networking, resume writing, interviewing etc. She is very thorough and gave me much needed insight into the job search arena. She is very professional and follows through on everything she does in a very timely manner. She goes that extra mile for her clients. If I ever find myself unemployed again in the future I will not hesitate to utilize Marissa’s professional services again.
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
Consultant, Trade Shows and Events
Hired Marissa as a Recruiter in 2009
“The sheer number of outstanding, quality positions that Marissa posts each day remains a testament to her dedication, passion and hard work, all aimed at helping job seekers with their careers. Marissa has a special, unique ability to combine her talent, vision and heartfelt desire to help as many individuals “get back to work” with appropriate and realistic career opportunities. There can be nothing better than having Marissa on your team if you want to successfully compete in the “career advancement” arena.
Marc A. Brignola
Irvine Scientific – U.S. Sales Manager ART/Cytogenetics/Classical and Medical Media
Director , The Student Athlete Foundation
Was with another company when working with Marissa at Employer & Candidate Connection.“Marissa is a selfless resource and mentor in the Web 2.0 search world. Despite her full-time Sr Product/Marketing Mgr role at CareFusion, she founded the LinkedIn group Employer & Candidate Connection, which continues to greatly assist job candidates such as myself. She somehow finds the time to regularly post relevant positions and articles, and makes herself available for one-on-one communication as well. While I have not yet secured a position through her group, I have definitely learned of more opportunities, and been better positioned to pursue them thanks to her efforts. Thanks, Marissa!”
Western Area Manager at VIA Seating, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Marissa
“I highly recommend Marissa to anyone seeking assistance and guidance with their job search. Marissa provided me with invaluable information, resume writing, job search recommendations and peace of mind during my latest job search. She has extensive detailed knowledge on the subjects of job searching, networking, resume writing, interviewing etc. She is very thorough and gave me much needed insight into the job search arena. She is very professional and follows through on everything she does in a very timely manner. She goes that extra mile for her clients. If I ever find myself unemployed again in the future I will not hestitate to utilize Marissa’s professional services again.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
VP Human Resources EMP Management Group
Bill worked with Marissa at Glendale Federal Bank
It has been my pleasure to have known and worked with Marissa over the past 15 + years. Marissa has demonstrated that she is a hard working, conscientious and dedicated professional who consistently strives to better herself as well as assist other employees in obtaining their work-related goals and objectives. Marissa always performed above and beyond the general requirements of her position with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. Marissa has always been eager to learn and has proven to be a quick study, particularly in the areas of organization and leadership development, total reward program design and administration, and recruitment and retention strategies.
President, Glimmerglass Consulting & Training, Inc.
Joe worked directly with Marissa at NBC
Marissa was a great partner in our HR work – always willing and able to jump into key issues and to get to the right solutions. In addition to her very solid technical expertise, she brought an unmatched level of professionalism and openness. While she has left the formal HR world, she continues to brings these tremendous qualities to all her work.
National Director, Total Rewards, Benefits at Ernst & Young
Mary managed Marissa at NBC
Marissa was a key member of my staff when I became head of NBC’s Benefits and Services group. Her analytical ability, inquisitive nature and her desire to “get it right” were a terrific combination for the role. Marissa’s ambition to succeed has opened many doors of opportunity since that time.
Dominic worked with Marissa but at different companies
In early December 2019 Marissa Marsala created a series of videos on resume writing and techniques. These were targeted at many people struggling to write, update, or rewrite their resume. I had the good fortune to review all five videos containing information on various topics involved in the resume writing process. I am not a novice to resume writing — I went through a professional resume writer years ago, a career coach, and Professional Service Groups training. Therefore, I can attest to anyone that the content was spectacular and would help anyone trying to write their resume. Targeted audiences could range from college students/recent graduates through senior level executives. There is appropriate information for all. I strongly advise anyone struggling with a resume, career change, layoff, or looking for their next role to take advantage of the video tools provided by Marissa. She is an experienced coach, recruiter, and networker. You won’t be disappointed!