questions answered by VF Corporation

Asked by Kate on March 23, 2019

I recently was at a final interview for a development program, and all candidates were told that they'd be notified within two weeks. It's been a week, and I haven't heard anything back from them, and my guess is that they've already extended an offer to their top candidates and are waiting for them to respond. So what actually happens after the final interview?

VFC have responded.

While the scenario you pose, could be the case, it is just as likely that they just haven't gotten to everyone yet.  Maybe they knew a key person would be out of the office or there are other short-term…

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Asked by Jared on February 14, 2019

Is it better to use my personally created resume or the one that a website like teamwork online provides?

VFC have responded.

Ultimately, I'm not sure it matters, as long as it is good.  I tend to like a more personalized version and yes, those of us with experience, can generally tell when it is and when it is not.  One…

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Asked by Brittany on March 1, 2019

I am 19 and I am trying to pursue my passion for being a journalist and I always hear how competitive and hard it is to get a job in the media, what should I do to gain experience and how can I help myself get noticed?

VFC have responded.

Hello, first off, I am not an expert in media careers, very limited experience; however, I suspect your approach can be similar to what it is for most jobs, any experience is good experience.  Volunteer…

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Asked by caitlynn on March 9, 2019

Hi! So a couple of weeks ago, I applied to a sports bar online and they got back to me yesterday morning on messenger and said “Hi if you are still interested in the position please stop by at your convenience and fill out a paper application so we can further our process.” What exactly does this mean? Do they plan on hiring me? I’m going to fill out their application in person later today.

VFC have responded.

I wouldn't say they plan on hiring you, they are just interested in taking you to the next step.  It is common for restaurants/bars to have paper applications, they want you to fill them out in person. …

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Asked by Dominic on February 10, 2019

I've been working at the same company for eight months. I haven't received a raise yet. Is that normal? If so, when can I anticipate receiving a raise, or should I speak with my manager?

VFC have responded.

For most companies, raises are most often tied to a yearly planning cycle and most often that is tied to the company's fiscal year.  The exception being if you actually change jobs (you get promoted and…

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Asked by Andrew on February 10, 2019

When I was young, I would wear a suit and tie to work at a business I owned stock in. Now I go to work and am told to dress down anytime I show up in anything like this. I recently read the article here https://amp.businessinsider.com/dressing-for-success-actually-works-2017-7. This states not to let your employer talk you down. How do you feel about this? and what is your dress code?

VFC have responded.

I think this is all relative, I work in a company that allows casual dress all the time and that includes the CEO on down.  Interestingly, I actually have started getting offended when I'm asked to dress…

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Asked by Kelcie on June 1, 2018

Which is generally the fastest way up the corporate ladder: working for one company for a long time, or transferring between many different firms? I keep seeing friends transfer into higher up positions at outside firms and they all tell me it is quicker to transfer than to slog through the promotional process at my own company. What do you think?

VFC have responded.

Generally, I would say you will progress faster by transferring between many different firms.  Many employers have not yet figured out how to best move and promote talent internally, despite their best…

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Asked by Robert on February 13, 2018

I would like to search for jobs that require a written skills exam (e.g literacy, math, IQ) and use this as a primary criterion in the hiring decision. How can I do this kind of job search? Are there job search engines, placement programs, or other resources that specialize in this or at least have it as an option? My job center told me that they did not know how one could do this.

VFC have responded.

I am not aware of any way to search for this specifically, the screening process you describe is rarely put in a job description, so you don't have anything to search for.  I'm sure there are more opportunities…

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Asked by Daniela on June 15, 2018

What industries/types of companies tend to use case interviews, and what are they looking for?

VFC have responded.

Specific to types of industries/types of companies, management consulting or similar where one solves problems/advises client are likely to use case interviews.  But they could be used in almost any company…

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Asked by Angela on June 14, 2018

Why am I being asked if I am Hispanic? If I am, is this a good or a bad thing? How does it affect my chances of being invited for an interview?

VFC have responded.

Employers in the U.S. are allowed to ask under certain conditions which are generally governed by the federal civil rights act of 1964 and subsequent rulings.  In simplest terms, specific to employment,…

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