Use SWOT Analysis to strategically analyze whether a job candidate is a strategic fit based on your objective.
Example SWOT Analysis for Hiring Decisions
Objective: I want this job candidate to be successful in this new role
S - what are my strengths that give me a competitive advantage
W - what are my weaknesses that hold me back from excelling
O - what are opportunities around you that you could pursue that would accelerate your success
T - what are things you don’t control that could threaten your success in this role
Here’s an optional brainstorming exercise to stimulate even deeper strategic thinking:
You may want to also leverage a Candidate Analysis
during the interview process to create a better and more thoughtful discussion. Then take your learnings and perform the above SWOT Analysis to see if this job candidate would make a great hire.
Applying this quick and easy framework to critical decisions will save you months and years of headaches should you make a poor hiring decision.