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LinkedInsights: Nicole Maida

In our new COB #LinkedInSights series, we introduce real City employees to provide a snapshot of who they are, what they do, and why they serve the City of Boston — so you can read, learn, connect, and grow your network one impactful public servant at a time.

Building a thoughtful and actionable professional network on LinkedIn can seem daunting. Who should you connect with and why? And how do you build a connection with the person behind the profile?

In this month’s edition of COB #LinkedInSights, we sit down with Nicole Maida, from the Leave and Absence Management Team. 

⭕ What do you like to be called?


⭕ What is your job title?

Leave and Absence Management Administrative Assistant

⭕ How long have you worked for the City?

2 years!

⭕ What is your favorite part about working for the City?

My team, and my boss - Linda Pagan-Graves.

⭕ Why did you choose this career path?

I like being the support and to operate behind-the-scenes. I like watching the work I have contributed come to light through a project, presentation, speech, brochure, etc.

⭕ Do you have a piece of advice for others?

Be yourself and don't change.

⭕ What are some things that you like to do outside of work?

Cook, spend time with my family and grandkids, and I like to read a lot!

⭕ If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

Funny, outgoing, smart.

⭕ Favorite snack?

Hot tamales!

⭕ Sun or moon?

Moon - I feel most connected to my Nana.

⭕ What keeps you motivated at work?

I never want to disappoint my team or myself and I always want to be helpful. I enjoy learning new things and helping employees navigate the leaves process.

⭕ Have you taken the Harry Potter quiz, if so, what house were you sorted into? If you want to take it, visit here. Click on Hogwarts Sorting Experience and sign-up.


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