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.
Reginald was with another company when working with Marissa at Employer & Candidate Connection
As 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.
Jon was with another company when working with Marissa at Employer & Candidate Connection
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
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
Marc A. Brignola , 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!”
George Soles, 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
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.
Bill worked with Marissa at Glendale Federal Bank
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.
Joe worked directly with 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.
Mary managed Marissa at NBC
Marissa is a true ambassador to individuals in need of job transition coaching and career guidance. During the past four years, I have watched Marissa’s personal commitment to pay it forward by volunteering her time and relentless energy to help so many people survive their personal job loss. Whether in a group setting or when providing one on one coaching, she stays the course throughout the entire job transition lifecycle. Marissa’s philosophy is “whatever it takes!” and includes coaching to move past the initial “end of the world syndrome”, to selecting career options, developing marketing plans, reviewing resumes, making network connections, training to use job search and networking tools, providing interview training, rebuilding self-confidence and providing tons of encouragement! What is truly amazing is Marissa does all of this in her spare time! Marissa is a true “Job Angel” which is not just my sentiment but one shared by the many people she has helped successfully navigate through an extremely difficult job market and return to productive careers!
Tony was with another company when working with Marissa at
Employer & Candidate Connection
Additional testimonials are available on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissamarsala/