WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting a Candidate’s Performance and Promotion Trajectories

WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting a Candidate’s Performance and Promotion Trajectories

Imagine a recruiting session with your hiring manager where you are selecting from among three finalists who all seem to be about equal in their required qualifications and thus their ability to do this “current job.” And you speak up and proactively recommended hiring candidate B, because they have a steep career trajectory. The hiring manager is surprised, but they accept your assessment. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “steep career trajectory” projects three factors that predict the likely career success of a candidate. The more factors that a candidate poseses, the steeper their projected trajectory. The three important trajectory factors are: