About Me

Who am I?

Marketing & Brand Management-Linda Calabria

My name is Linda (Odineca) Calabria and I am a marketing professional.  I began this blog as an unemployed MBA graduate.  I wanted to share my experience with unemployment with others while also sharing the tools I was using to find permanent employment.  16 months later I was happy to be part of the employed once again.  I have chosen to continue writing this blog as a way to continue sharing my knowledge and anecdotes about every day work life, social media, and of course finding employment.  I hope you enjoy my advice and I look forward to your comments!

P.S. Follow my hashtags on twitter #careeradvice101, #fitmomma, #workingmom

Inbound Certified

A little about my background – don’t forget to check out my general capabilities slide deck on slideshare!:

Currently, I am once again unemployed.  It is a shame, but unfortunately it happens to the best of us. I have previously worked as a:

– Marketing Manager at an electro analytical instrumentation company named Hanna Instruments

– MarComm leader in the storage & workspace business unit of Stanley Black & Decker

– Product marketing specialist at Samsonite

– International marketing coordinator at LoJack

Through these positions I acquired management, product marketing and development, and international marketing communications experience, as well as learned how to run all aspects of brand marketing while optimizing the exposure, reach, and effectiveness of the various digital and traditional marketing initiatives through a variety of communications methods, both internally and externally.

Here’s to hoping that next door opens for you soon!  Thank you for reading!

P.S. I look forward to your success stories and if you’re interested in my more personal background check out my “About Me” blog post.

My key words:

Marketing Communications Leadership Brand Marketing •  Management International Marketing Product Marketing Product Management Project Management Marketing Communications Internal Communications Inbound Marketing Professional Social Media Social Media Strategy SEO Blogging Newsletters  Pardot Market Research  Sharepoint Portal Management Content Management Presentation Skills Russian Translation Russian, Spanish, Latvian Sales

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My Accomplishments:

Guest blogging on the Bullhorn Reach blog. Topics included:

Unemployment, i.e. The Buyer’s Market

Working with Recruiter’s – the Job Seeker’s Perspective

The Unemployment Roller-Coaster

Success and Why It’s Subjective

Being mentioned on Boston.com’s home page:

Being on Boston.com’s business blogs page:

Being mentioned on CEOtrends:

Being mentioned on Consulting 101 Book:

Some of my certifications.  Check the rest of them out on my LinkedIn profile:

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog!  Comments and blog post suggestions are always welcome!


21 thoughts on “About Me

    • Hello Oana,

      I have previously worked as a product marketing specialist, managing everything from design to costing and creating collateral, and most recently I was working as an international marketing coordinator and created a portal and newsletters for international licensees in 30 different countries.
      Is there an opening I should look at?

      Thank you for the comment Oana.

  1. Hi Linda,

    I’m working on a new senior inbound, Product marketing role. Not sure what your status is, but I wanted to bring it to your attention. I know Hubspot is great, but this role has great potential for growth.

    Some of our past successes that you probably know include Bladelogic, Equalogic, ATG, Endeca, Brontes Speechworks, ERoom, and Maven Networks (This is a small subset, we have worked with 100s of successful startups)

    The position is for a Boston based, digital publishing startup (www.zmags.com). Zmags is by far the largest self-service ICM provider, with over 150 million pages created to date. Adoption of the Zmags platform quadrupled in 2008, with visits to customers’ Zmag publications surging from 50,000 to 200,000 each day.

    They are looking for an individual well versed in the latest digital marketing techniques and trends. A brand ambassador, both consumer and media facing. A definite growth role.

    Any time for a chat?

    617 520 0903

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I’m the editor of CareerBuilder. Email me with your questions. We do tend to get a lot of requests but even if I can’t answer all your questions all the time, I can usually point you to an article or post that can help.

    • Hi Kate, thanks so much for reaching out!

      I will send you our work search questions to your e-mail if that is alright. Even if you can answer just a few of them it will be much appreciated!

  4. Hi Linda,

    Love your blog!

    My name is Kerry Walker and I am a stay-at-home mom living in NJ with my husband and three sons, ages 7, 5 and 2. In 2008, my middle son was diagnosed with autism. It was then that I realized her plan to return to a professional career in a few years was no longer a possibility. I needed to do something utilizing my skills, while being available to support my son throughout his life. As such, I decided to launch my career as The Resume Artisan. My website is http://www.theresumeartisan.com

    I will be holding a free resume writing workshop at the Camden Free Library in Camden, NJ later this month. Thought you might want to share that information with your readers, in case any live in this area.

    All the best to you!

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  7. Hey, I came across your website and can see your using WordPress. I just got a really cool wordpress plugin that basically creates popups on your site to get a message across to your visitors. You can even sell stuff within the message and generate some extra income. You might be intrested so ill post the link : http://wplapdance.info

  8. Great blog, Just wanted to comment that i can not connect to the rss stream, you might want install the right wordpress plugin for that to workthat.

    • Hi there Avery,
      I’m not sure why the rss isn’t working for you. I tried on both my computers and it doesn’t seem to be a problem. If this is still an issue for me shoot me a note.

  9. Hi Linda,
    I hope you are well,
    I have a article in which i think you would be interested in would it be possible to drop me a email.
    Thanks, Kat.

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