I’ve been at my job for 6 months, and my boss told us this morning he’s giving his notice. I’m interested in stepping into his position, and I’m wondering if I should wait till he’s gone, wait till it’s posted, or just request a lunch meeting his his boss some time in the next week or two and tell her I’d like his job.
I have short tenure with the company, but I’m well-qualified for the position. It’s a hybrid manager/engineering role with 4 or 5 direct reports, so more or less entry-level management. In my last position I was a Director with two departments and 9 directs. I’ve got a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and almost 20 years experience in IT. I leveled down into an individual contributor role here because it’s a great company, and also because I worked with my boss years ago (I was his boss back then) and he wanted me on his team when he found out I was on the market.
Anyways. What do you think? Should I make my interest known as soon as the dust settles, wait for them to come to me (they might or might not) or should I get in there right away and let them know I want the position?