What a year we have had; 2020 has certainly been one for the books! With unemployment at a historic high, here are some productive things you can do to end the year strong and start 2021 even stronger. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE LEAD TO LAND YOUR NEXT JOB!

1)…


Many people ask me, “How do I get a recruiter’s attention or get them to keep me top of mind?”

One way is to ensure that you are in their database. …


Although some view promoting (advertising) one’s availability as a job seeker as coming across as desperate, here is a new tool LinkedIn is offering. Earlier today, LinkedIn announced a “photo frame” symbol called “#OPENTOWORK.” …


An Open Letter to Mayor Greg Fischer and Special Prosecutor Daniel Cameron

Dear Mayor Greg Fischer and Special Prosecutor Daniel Cameron:

I am a San Diego resident, appalled by recent racially-motivated, heinous crimes perpetrated against the Black community.

I am writing to appeal to you to take swift and immediate action to indict those responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor and…


Exceptional Article About Coping: Dealing with Isolation, Depression and/or Negative Thoughts

First… my thoughts…

This article really breaks down many of the ways in which we are processing the COVID-19 situation and the resulting/consequential “fall-out” caused on so many levels as a result of this global health crisis. The article…


First, NC3 (a San Diego-based career transition support group that has been operating since early 2009), will be offering free workshops effective on 4/13 (likely at 7 pm Pacific) on Monday evenings. Each week there will be a new topic and an opportunity to enter job-related questions in a Q&A…


(Part 2 of 2)

The day before yesterday, I published part 1 of 2 of this article. Below are the remainder of my recommendations for those in transition, those who have had their hours cut, and those facing the prospect of being unemployed in the near term.

1. Preparing for the Interview: Do Your…


(Part 1 of 2)

For many who have lost their jobs, had hours cut, or are at risk of either or both, worries about supporting themselves and their families are paramount among their thoughts. Given this, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips.

1. Do Your Best to Stay Calm…

It’s…


What Can YOU do to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and the World? PLENTY!

It may have taken this demon virus to prove that we are all connected. What will YOU do to stop this demon??? You can make a difference!!!

1) Stay home! ALL THE EXPERTS AGREE…this is the ONLY surefire way to stop the spread! No grocery item is worth your life, infecting your family and jeopardizing their lives! Yes... NOT jeopardizing their health… jeopardizing their life!

2) Do you have N95 masks and/or medical-grade gloves? Give them to…


What the world needs now is no more COV-
ID’s the only thing that there’s just too much of
What the world needs now is an end to COV
No — not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don’t need another mountain,
We need medical supplies to protect…

Marissa E. Marsala

Marissa E. Marsala is the founder of Employer & Candidate Connection, an executive search and career coaching company.

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