Just want to share a bit of a background before I ask my question:
I am a 25 year-old IT Practioner with around 4 years of Experience.
I have had a solid 1-year experience in managing personnel during my tenure with a previous
High Performance company, in which my position was a Senior Engineer, but i was given a Lead role (Team Lead, Technical/Functional Lead, Subject-Matter Expert).
I was recently (July 2016) hired as an offshore Application Support/Development "Lead" in another BPO Company And I am the pioneer on this Offshore team.
Now, I am tasked to interview an applicant with Over 15 years experience in the IT Field. My manager mentioned that if the applicant will pass the interview, he will work directly under me as one of my staff.
I haven't had the experience in handling personnel that are older than me by many years. He is presumably as old as my father so I'm feeling quite awkward and intimidated.
How can I somehow make this less awkward than it is and maintain the relationship as Lead/Staff without him feeling disrespected?