Can you handle risk? Know your way around emerging markets? Rub elbows with socialites? Oversee a compensation committee?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be a hot commodity.
Executive search firm CT Partners took its annual look at the hottest jobs in business and the characteristics of the executives who fill these positions. They found executives with a track record of managing risk are in demand.
"As an executive, as a CEO, you've got to be thinking about what could happen that comes out of nowhere that's going to affect you negatively," said Brian Sullivan, chairman and CEO of CT Partners.
One recent example of this trend was Merrill Lynch's decision to hire John Thain for its top job.