How to Evaluate the Ability of a Candidate to Apply Knowledge in Practice?

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How to Evaluate the Ability of a Candidate to Apply Knowledge in Practice?
How to evaluate a person's ability to apply knowledge in his/her practice during an interview? Experience is, some persons talk a lot and are intellectually correct, but when time comes to provide results in practical work, he or she fails miserably. He/she can be as engineer, manager, GM or CEO.
This is a frustrating experience of many organizations.

Testing Ability of a Candidate to Apply Knowledge in Practice
Jaap de Jonge, Editor
I think perhaps the way you formulated your question ("…during an interview") might be stopping you from thinking in the right direction. A selection interview has its merits (it's simple and cheap), but testing a candidate's ability to apply knowledge in practice isn't one of them.
Organizations wanting to do that could explore various forms of TESTING and/or having candidates solve CASES. (This could even be in TEAMS). However such approaches are considerably more complex and expensive.
Then again, what is expensive if we are talking about selecting key employees for the organization?



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