Choose a job with which you are familiar and identify the KSAOs needed to do it well.
Next, identify how you would evaluate candidates with these qualities. What tools would you use (applications, interviews, cognitive or ability tests, work samples, etc.) and why? Justify the cost and time required to conduct each.
After you have identified your selection criteria and methods, do a “reality check” in a real organization. Interview a manager who employs someone in that job. For example, if the job you selected is salesperson, go to a local business to learn how they select individuals for sales jobs. Compare what you thought would be a good selection approach with what you learned from the company you visited.
Identify the reasons for any discrepancies between your approach and theirs. Which approach do you think is better?