I’m a low-level employee at a tech company. A few minor promotions, but not a lead or manager. I am the senior most (of 2) in my department in my office. Our boss (director level) works remotely, but his boss (VP level) works in the same office as me.
We are on a hiring spree and have open reqs in my department. My boss’s boss asked me to take a look at some candidates, many of which have more experience than me and would likely require offers above my position to consider them. However, because of our company’s internal tooling and processes, they would probably need a year or more of training, likely from me, to be effective in those roles. (Possibly notable, my boss is on family vacation while this is going on).
How should I handle this situation? For me personally, it seems best to recommend and hire people with less experience, and angle for an official promotion to lead/manager once our department hits critical mass. But If we run into a great candidate who would be my new boss (perhaps a lead/manager between me and my director) if hired, how should I handle it, both during the hiring process and during training?