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Graduate jobs news: Future CEOs spotted early on
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Life after graduation
Anyone hunting for graduate jobs might be interested to learn that future chief executive officers (CEOs) can be spotted from early in their careers, according to a new report.
Personnel Decision International's (PDI's) Pulse on Leaders study found that future CEOs tend to show an ability to understand complex, ambiguous information, reports Personnel Today.
Speaking to the news provider, Simon Callow, PDI's managing director, said: "CEOs need to be able to digest a great deal of information quickly and determine which elements indicate trends or themes that are important to the business."
They will also need extensive experience in areas that the company deals with, he added, something else that those looking for graduate jobs might want to bear in mind when planning their future.
Last week, Dr Charlie Ball, chief researcher for the Higher Education Career Services Unit, claimed that the current economic downturn is unlikely to affect most graduate jobs sectors.