Sunday, March 29, 2015

Jobs

In the digital age, documents are kept in the cloud, and the computer desktop can be messier than the piles on the desk.
Q: I am sick and tired of being abused by interviewers who are neither courteous, respectful or kind.
Informational interviewing is one of the best ways to find out about career paths while building a network of meaningful connections, but most job seekers completely skip over this process.
When Hans Knoll was looking for a place to build a factory aimed at producing office furniture, he chose East Greenville because the terrain and the Pennsylvania Dutch workers in the area reminded him of his home in Germany. Knoll Inc. still has a huge factory in East Greenville, and it's a lovely light-filled spot. So what at the plant made the departing chief operating officer cry in the parking lot?
You’ve done the research, brushed up your skills and made the business case for getting more pay than you currently do.
Email has certainly become our default, but while it’s fast and convenient, I fear it’s making us lazier and less-effective communicators.
There’s nothing easy about the pie business.
Last week at a grocery store, I watched as an employee went up to her supervisor and enthusiastically announced the tasks she had completed.
The gig: After cheeseburgers and doughnuts, it was time for coffee and tea. Stints at McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Brands led John Dawson to his first chief executive position in January 2014.
After all these years, there shouldn't be a need for an honor like the Paradigm Award, bestowed on top female business leaders by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. It should be as irrelevant as giving an award to the best executive with a cowlick. But, women leaders, like this year's prizewinner Lynn Utter, the chief operating officer at Knoll Inc., remain enough of a novelty that women, lacking a well-established business uniform, still have to think about issues such as how to dress and whether it's a good idea to wear high heels.
Q: One of my co-workers gets extremely irritated whenever I type on my computer.
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