Targeted selection is a structured interview technique employed in human resources to assess candidates' competencies, skills, and behaviors based on past experiences. It aims to predict future job performance by probing specific situations, actions taken, and outcomes achieved, typically using a predetermined set of questions.
Imagine you're hiring for a project manager position. In a Targeted Selection interview, you might ask the candidate to describe a situation where they had to handle a project setback. They should outline the actions they took and the results achieved. This structured approach helps assess their problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, and adaptability, offering valuable insights for hiring decisions.