We had a managers job open in my department for someone retiring at the end of the year. Several external and internal candidates had applied and interviewed before I submitted my resume. I was given an internal interview with the supervising VP, but no clear indication on when they would hire to fill the position. A week after my interview I was asked to participate in an interview for another internal candidate from a different department.
What should I read into that request?
Was mine just a courtesy interview to get a pulse of the department?
How should I proceed with the other candidates interview?
Should I touch bases with the VP on my status as a viable candidate?