How to Hire a CIO (Chief Information Officer)

Does your growing business need a CIO Chief Information Officer? Chief Information Officers can help your company meet its unique computer goals.

Here are some tips to help you find great CIO candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $32.32 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $13.00$140.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a CIO Chief Information Officer?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your computer network. A great Chief Information Officer hire can help your business improve its computer system and create unique workflows designed to improve your business.

Contributions of a great Chief Information Officer:

• Develop your IT future plan
• Create cost benefit plans for software and hardware purchases
• Create new workflows for your business

Skills to look for in a great Chief Information Officer

A great Chief Information Officer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Extensive software knowledge
• Various software certifications
• Software Design
• Creative Problem Solving
• Collaboration across teams
• Exceptional Communication abilities

Writing a Chief Information Officer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Chief Information Officer candidates. A CIO Chief Information Officer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Chief Information Officer jobs, such as:

• Chief Technology Officer
• IT Director
• IT President

Interviewing Chief Information Officer candidates

Strong candidates for Chief Information Officer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Future of computers
• Best computer practices
• Developing a comprehensive plan for an IT network

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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