corporate ladder

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corporate ladder

The hierarchy of authority and earning power within a large business or corporation, likened to the rungs of a ladder. Usually used with some variable verb or phrase referring to ascension. Although you're starting at an entry-level position, this company prides itself on giving employees the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder if they prove their abilities and determination. She proved early on that she had unique business smarts, and she's been making her way up the corporate ladder ever since.
See also: corporate, ladder
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When asked about the first five years of their careers, 32% of respondents expect to be managing or supervising employees in a corporate environment, 24% expect to be working their way up the corporate ladder, and 20% expect to start their own business or become an entrepreneur.
55pm, Film4 Three ambitious men, all employed by the same company but on different rungs of the corporate ladder, must put all their effort into not losing their jobs when their firm announces they are making cuts.
The young women will be guided and mentored throughout the year by their designated mentors (left) on how they can climb the corporate ladder and eventually start their own businesses.
Take for instance when we heard of the suggestions of one academic who links the maniacal psychopathic qualities, your boss is most likely to possess, to those at the top of the corporate ladder.
TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT (15, 98 mins) 5/10 MATT (Topher Grace) has recently graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and should be clambering up the corporate ladder.
Luckily, his childish ways win him a job with MacMillan Toys and soon climbs the corporate ladder.
The blitz approach, as it's labeled, is a way of using teamwork to climb the corporate ladder as a group, using everyone's talents to maximize their common potential.
Successful Philadelphia businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Fey) has sacrificed her dream of raising a child to climb the corporate ladder at an organic food chain.
Whenever a woman makes it to the top of the corporate ladder, allegations that she slept her way there are bound to arise, if rarely true.
Cooper describes the long climb from her rural Southern childhood through college years, to the challenges of juggling motherhood with a successful career as she worked her way up the corporate ladder.
And tonight she deals with 25-year-old Ciara Hanrahan who is successfully climbing the corporate ladder.
FLIC, a Westboro group, was founded by Deborah Penta of Penta Communications to help women on all levels of the corporate ladder.
A TEAM of students have paid a visit to London to quiz business leaders and get a taste of life at the top of the corporate ladder.
A SOME employers find it hard to believe their staff are not desperate to climb the corporate ladder.
Yet, unlike many of her contemporaries, Sheppard's journey has been anything but a typical trip up the corporate ladder.
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