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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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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 Amanda on June 8, 2018

When employers ask for a writing sample, what exactly are they looking for? Are there certain types of writing that would be more useful for them than others (i.e. research reports, creative writing, articles I wrote for the school newspaper)? 

VFC have responded.

There's no standard, as you suggest, good writing can take many forms.  Best thing to do is ask if the employer has a preference.  If they don't, don't necessarily provide what you think might be…

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Asked by Rae on May 17, 2018

I was just turned down for a position after being advised they had promoted internally. The director (who conducted the interview) urged me to keep an eye out for the next position (probably the recently promoted’s old position) as she sees my passion for the field and believes I would be an asset to her department. Was this just “smoke” so to speak or do you believe it was genuine?

DuPont have responded.

Hi there - I'd turn this question around and ask you, how do you feel the director's response was? If you felt it was genuine, then it probably was! From my own personal experience, I don't tell candidates…

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Asked by Kelcie on May 30, 2018

How do second or third round interviews generally differ from first round interviews? Will I meet with more senior-level people or be asked different types of questions, or should I just expect more of the same?

DuPont have responded.

This may vary from organization to organization and may also vary between hiring groups with a particular organization. Typically I see second or third interviews as more of a meet-and-greet with other members…

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