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Hiring people is always going to be a challenge. In many cases, the person who does the hiring is experienced, and knows the subject matter the applicant will be hired for very well. However, in some cases this isn’t so. Especially when it comes to highly trained and specialized professionals in high tech positions, there are going to be times when the person you hire is going to know more about their future job than you do.
Fortunately, this is a good thing. More job applicants are doing plentiful research before they ever set foot in the interview room because the level of competition has intensified, and because of this they know what to expect out of the job interview process. When it comes to interviewing someone who knows the game, you need to understand that they are going to dodge questions about pay, they will push for as much as they can possibly make, and they are going to know the position they are interviewing for inside and out. This is why you need to do your own research.
A job interview will usually see both parties greeting one another as equals. But in this case, you have to step up your game considerably. Since the subject matter is not your area of expertise, you need to brush up on the fundamentals of the knowledge and skillset in question. If you don’t know it, this will be a very one-sided job interview. You need to be able to at least understand the basic concepts that this person needs to have mastered, and craft some individual questions regarding them.