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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Executive field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33938Chief Executive OfficeMale34 $100,000Los Angeles, CA01/01/2010
33483CfoFemale48 $80,000Southborough, MA01/01/2010
33481Vice PresidentMale24 $80,000Batavia, NY01/01/2010
33206Sr. Vice President, Director Of Trading And OperationsMale27 $104,000Cleveland, OH01/01/2010
32926CfoFemale34 $85,000San Jose, CA01/01/2010


An executive has the very important job of planning, directing and coordinating the activities, strategies and policies of their company to ensure that they meet the organizational goals.

Executive roles are available in a wide range of industries, and the responsibilities of executives largely depend on the size of the organization they work for. However, nearly all executives will establish and carry out the departments goals, policies and procedures. They may also oversee budgetary activities, navigate contracts and agreements, analyze financial plans and sales reports and identify places to cut costs and meet goals more efficiently.

Educational and training requirements to become an executive will vary widely by position and industry. However, most top executives will have at least a bachelor?s degree and a considerable amount of work experience.

Being an executive, regardless of the industry, can be stressful as they have a lot of responsibility as the face of the company ? if anything goes wrong, it is their reputation on the line. Executives are also responsible for making sure goals are met on time and that people are working effectively, which can be challenging. However, it?s not all bad?

Of course, it?s a no secret that executives will be offered a high salary and other various bonuses and incentives. Executives also have a lot of freedom to set their own schedules and delegate tasks out. Being an executive also gives you an excellent reputation (when things are going right)!

To be a successful executive, you need to have patience, be an excellent communicator and be a strong leader. You will need have strong decision making abilities and have time management and organizational skills to ensure that deadlines are met on time. If this sounds like you, and you want a highly respectable career that offers lots of freedom, then we think aiming to be an executive might be the right career path for you.

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