Interviews can be a nervous time for candidates, but it isn’t always going to be an easy ride for employers either. Employers have a tough job on their hands, having to ascertain whether an employer can offer them everything they want and whether they will fit in with the rest of the team.
One of the most important pieces of advice to heed is to be yourself – this is just as true for interviewers as it is for candidates. You need to see whether there is any genuine rapport there, to work out whether you will be able to have a productive working relationship with that person.
Whilst it is important to prepare for an interview and have lots of questions ready, it is also essential that you think on your feet. If a candidate tells you something that genuinely interests you, then ask them more about it. Equally, if you’re unsure about something, ask them more questions around it so they have the chance to explain their experience.