Wanted: Adaptability and Enthusiasm

By Elisa Mora on August 9, 2016 at 8:11am

WANTED: Adaptability and Enthusiasm

Survey Suggests Adaptability and Enthusiasm Lead to Job Offers

CFOs were asked, “Is your firm more or less active in recruiting entry-level candidates from colleges or universities now than it was five years ago?”

Somewhat more active 36%
About the same 47%
Significantly more active 17%

CFOs were also asked, “Which of the following is the primary reason your firm is more active in recruiting entry-level candidates from colleges or universities?”

They adapt quickly to new technology 36%
They bring energy and enthusiasm to their jobs 28%
They bring fresh ideas and an innovative spirit 18%
There are recruiting challenges at more experienced levels 13%
They have lower salary expectations 4%

Source: Accountemps survey of 270 Canadian CFOs

©2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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