Liberal Arts

Sample Interview Questions (History, English, Art History, etc.)

Below are some common questions you may encounter on a job interview for a liberal arts position.


  1. Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?
  2. How do you know you like this career path?
  3. Describe a professional skill that you developed in your last job/activity.
  4. What are the most/least rewarding aspects of your current job?
  5. What skills have you learned in college that will help you to succeed in this career field?
  6. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  7. What qualifications do you have that make you think that you will be successful in the position?
  8. What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  9. How do you determine success?
  10. How has your education prepared you for your career?
  11. Describe your most rewarding academic experience.
  12. If you could do so, how would you plan your academic study differently?
  13. Do you have plans for continued study or an advanced degree?
  14. What do you think it takes to be successful in an organization like ours?
  15. What do you know about our company?
  16. How do you stay current in this field?
  17. Why do companies with good products/services sometimes fail?
  18. Give me an example of a time you were resourceful.
  19. What is the most innovative project you have ever helped develop?
  20. How do you organize and plan for major projects?
  21. Give me an example of something you did to build enthusiasm in others to take action.