BLUF - would you hire or not? - a candidate that looks qualified but couldn't give specific situation on behavioral questions.
Did an interview for a position using the behavioral interview questions from the interview tool. The candidate was able to give good general answers to the questions but no matter how hard I pushed (and I did) they could not bring up specific situations. For the position most of the questions do pertain to things that they do every day in the position. I have used these same set of questions many times without problems and people have been able to come up with specific situations and talk to them. The candidate seems otherwise qualified and seemed like a good fit. So, do I discount this candidate and not proceed with them based on them really not getting the behavioral interviewing or do I proceed with further interviews?