6. What are the biggest opportunities that you’re currently facing?
This can really excite you to be working with the company. It could also give you an advantage above other candidates. If there is an opportunity with a certain brand or process that you’ve done before it shows that you’re capable and could give them even more insight!
7. What are the biggest challenges that you’re currently facing?
Although this sounds like a weird question to ask, they could have a challenge that you have the skills to work towards overcoming. If you could be there to save the day why wouldn’t they want to hire you?
8. Have you had an apprentice before?
By asking whether they’ve had an apprentice before can lead you on to so many more questions. You can find out what the apprentice did, whether they’d be there to help with your coursework and where they are now. This will mean that you can see what your future could hold and how career advancement works in the organisation.
9. What are the next steps in the interview process?
Asking this shows that you’re keen to move forward in the process. It also will mean that you’re better prepared because you know what you’ve got coming or how long you’ll have to wait to hear how you did in the interview. If you don’t hear by that date, it’s worth sending a follow up email thanking them for their time but also enquiring when you are likely to hear about the outcome of your interview.
10. Is there anything else on my CV that you’d like me to expand on?
In your CV you may have mentioned a certain tool you have used in the past or something outside of work or school that you have done. The interviewer may not have had time to cover something but this means that you have time to explain anything in more detail or what the interviewer is unsure of. It also encourages them to look at your CV again – so make it good!
Finally, don’t forget to thank the interviewer for their time!
Good luck with your interview!