For the first time I am helping interview job candidates. How critical should I be of candidates that my boss worked with before?
I am a project manager, and my boss has asked me (and a few others) to help with group interviews. So far, we have interviewed two people, both applying for Senior Project Manager Positions, and both former co-workers of my boss, who specifically asked each of them to apply. They both have much more experience than I do, and are more qualified than I am. That is appropriate, because they are applying for a position senior to my own.
It is clear that my boss likes both candidates, and the interviews went well. I am sure both would be fine additions to our team. I am concerned that if I highlight much, if any, negatives from the interview I may hurt my relationship with my boss.
Furthermore, because this is my first time interviewing, I expect my opinion will be discounted anyway, and I do not want to damage my relationship for nothing.
What do you think?