That topped industry experience (21%), which was ranked second. When CFOs were asked, “Which single factor weighs most heavily in your decision to hire a management-level job candidate?” they also noted:
- 19% – proven accomplishments
- 15% – years of experience
- 12% – technical knowledge
- 7% – other/don’t know
The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 1,400 CFOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with more than 20 employees.