For those who have big dreams hitting it big and climbing the corporate ladder to reach the top, this is for you.
Some notes worth taking:
Rising stars will often be promoted from within, because upper management can easily observe if they have the right skill sets, even if they lack the standard level of experience.
There’s no denying employers and recruiters rely on the intangibles when deciding if a candidate has what it takes to go the distance. However, the most important (ingredients are) personality and people skills.
My manager told me the same thing the day he interviewed me. He’s walking his talk, a good role model and I’m learning my best from him.
20% or more of current CEOs used to be company presidents; 20% or more of current COOs used to be vice-president of operations; and 20% or more of CFOs used to be financial controllers.
Of course, for those bloggers and web entrepreneurs out there who are earning good money and couldn’t care less about the corporate ladder, there’s always good points to be learnt.