the top of the tree/ladder

the top of the ladder

The highest position or level in an organization, field, etc. Don't think you're going to reach the top of the ladder right out of college. It takes time to work your way up.
See also: ladder, of, top

the top of the tree

The highest position or level in an organization, field, etc. Don't think you're going to reach the top of the tree right out of college. It takes time to work your way up.
See also: of, top, tree

the top of the tree

the highest level of a profession or career.
See also: of, top, tree

(at) the top of the ˈtree/ˈladder

(at) the highest position in a career: Anyone can get to the top of the ladder if they try hard enough.
See also: ladder, of, top, tree