More Than One Road to the C-Suite

While certain jobs are still statistically more likely to lead to top-level jobs, executive recruiters say more factors are coming into play

Getting to the corner office was once just a matter of paying your dues and following a narrowly defined route. Want to become a chief executive? You had better put in time as the president or chief operating officer. Dream of becoming chief financial officer? It's best to have vice-president of finance on your résumé first. If only it were still that easy.

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