we are hiring somebody who will be a peer, and I am on the committee that is hiring him. in the interview, I asked a few questions, and I said "with as much details as possible, please tell me about when you did X" I pushed to get as much detail as possible. the candidate answered "we would do this, we would do that" all generalities. I pushed a few times. no luck. I did like what he said, his theory is sound, and if he did what he said he did, then he is a good candidate. I set a follow up one on one appointment, and I said "look, the reason that I wanted to meet you again is that I would like to hear more detail about the stuff that you said. I would like names, dates, details, as much as you can. don't worry about boring me". I asked him four questions, 3 about specific parts of his job "tell me about executing X, from the first meeting about it until you passed it off to your customer in as much specific detail as possible". he would say "well, we would think about this, and we would discuss that" but no detail. then, I asked him about his first 90 days at his last company, and he spoke in a lot of first person detail. I am suspicious of him, I get the feeling that he might be taking credit for work somebody else did, or something. am I being hypercritical?