I am in a critical situation. I have nearly 4 years of experience in QA doing manual and automation testing.
We have a total of 4 testers where I work. I am now the most experienced QA in our company. Our company wants to hire a QA with 6+ years of experience with a focus on manual testing. So our management told me to conduct phone screens and then schedule face to face interviews.
While I have started to take interviews, I am confused about whether I am doing them right because all the candidates have more experience than me. Selecting the right candidate is a very critical decision. Also, I have noticed that some candidates are not really able to answer some simple questions even though they have 6+ exp. in QA. How can I tell whether it's my questions that are too hard or if they simply lack a strong base in QA?
What should I do to address the situation?