Do this long enough and, chances are, you’ll have the best interview with someone only to find out he or she isn’t a great employee. Or vice versa.
Someone might have a great interview but not be a great employee. And sometimes people who don’t interview well wind up being the best worker on your team. There’s no science behind it.
But, when in doubt, go with your gut. Did you have a good feeling about the person with whom you interviewed? If so, chances are that person would be a solid addition. If not, well, there’s your answer too.
The key is to ask yourself whether or not the interviewee would be an asset to your company and not a burden.
And don’t be afraid to think outside of the box either. Someone with less experience, but who is highly motivated, might be just as good – if not better – than someone with a lengthy, top-notch skill set.