I've interviewed plenty of people. But it's not really comparable to football management. I'm not sure Rennie was lauded by the majority when he arrived. Some fans bizarrely decided on Day One he was a great appointment, but I think most were pretty dubious.
In a 'real' job situation no one generally knows what you've done, other than a CV and your answer to some scenario based interview questions.
I dont think that would be that helpful recruiting a Falkirk manager. How would someone like Dick Campbell, or Hughes, who are excellent managers interview?
'Can you tell me about a situation where..?'
'Ah'm fae Leef'
It's probably always going to be gut feel. My gut feel was that Rennie was a bad appointment (think I said that on here). Yes, he wasn't Largs mafia but he sounded clueless and we were prising him from college women's football. Looked a huge gamble. Doesn't know the league. No pedigree here. And has proven to be miles out of his depth. As was always quite likely.
We keep appointing bad managers. Some are unlucky (like Hartley which looked an excellent appointment). Some like Rennie and Sheerin are far more predictably bad.
It's always a gamble but you can de-risk that by picking someone plausibly good.