4. Personality matters
Google Recruiter Mike Junge was interviewed recently about recruiting the right applicants, and he highlighted personality as one of the two or three key defining attributes they're evaluating. "In general, friendliness is very highly sought after. It's hard to overstate how much impact that can have on the hiring process," he said.
In a CIO role, personality is one of the most common underestimated qualities, but it truly defines the CIO role. They are at the board tables and meeting with all of the different departments to tackle problems and create tech solutions, so finding the right personality is key.
"With CIOs, the skill set is so limited, [that] if you find a good one, you really want to keep them. Everybody has a horror story about working with an IT person. They can be rude or not fix the problem, so finding the right person is tricky," says Kosiorek. "You've struck gold if you can find a person that has solid technology accruements and can also communicate the vision where the org needs to go."