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Published on: Thursday, September 05, 2013

What Makes You Successful?

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At some point in your career as an executive, you looked up from your desk in the corner office and realized you "made it." You climbed to the top of the org chart, led teams, contributed to the bottom line, drove revenue goals, brokered deals, and made money. Congratulations, you're a professional success!

When ExecuNet members reflected on what "success" meant to them, the definitions were as individual as they were, but a focus on team development was a recurring theme.

 

 
Networking can definitely be one of those activities that forces people out of their comfort zones. Even though ExecuNet facilitates monthly meetings in dozens of markets to enable executives a more relaxed environment to meet, learn and connect, it can still feel awkward if you're unaccustomed or resistant to networking with strangers.

 

 
More than half of the executive résumés that landed on recruiters' desks needed improvement before they could be submitted to a potential employer, according to ExecuNet research, which could cause your application to be delayed or rejected.

Your résumé may be complete, but is it optimized for the right opportunities? This topic evoked an active discussion on ExecuNet's member blog, and the executive community shared their tips from both candidate and hiring manager perspectives:

 

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Many of the world's top business leaders, from a variety of industries, gathered in New York City to share their views on business and the challenges today's leaders will face in the coming years. Attendees learned how visionaries from a wide range of management disciplines define the process and commitments required to realize the potential for raising organizational performance in a time of lingering economic uncertainty and a changing global economy. These are can't miss insights for any business executive!


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