I was interviewed a few days ago for a lead position in a support team.
The role would be supporting the software and mentoring a 6 persons team. The role would encompass hiring duties and probably firing ones too. The role is to replace someone who has been working on that position for 9 years and has decided to move to new pasture
During the interview, one question popped out in my head
- Why they did not promote someone internally instead of recruiting?
For me, it doesn't make much sense to not promote someone internally especially if the team is quite substantial.
There can be many reasons to not hire someone internally and I want to rule out as many of them as possible
- The company organisation is such a mess that no one wants to take over the person who is leaving's position
- The software is flawed with tons of issues and taking a lead position is akin to work in a sweatshop
If the company carry on with the recruitment with me as a candidate, can and should I ask the question mentioned above during my next interview?