What are some entry-level jobs?
Amazon has many entry-level jobs to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few:
- Warehouse/Shopper Team Member — Work inside an Amazon warehouse selecting, packing and shipping customer orders. This position doesn’t require a resume or an interview!
- Seasonal Delivery Associate — Delivers packages to homes and other locations.
Both of these positions require a high school diploma or a GED, so keep that in mind!
Some of the other jobs they consider entry-level require a bachelor’s degree. With locations throughout the world, you really have to look at each job individually to see the requirements. They do offer part-time and seasonal jobs, so this may be an excellent way to get your foot in the door and show them your abilities.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Amazon really helps you in knowing what to expect in their hiring process. They have an entire section that maps out their procedures step-by-step. Be sure you look this over! It’s very important that you know ahead of time what they will expect of you.
One of the best ways to stand out is with a great cover letter. Amazon requests a cover letter with your resume, although it’s not required — but we suggest having one! The secret to a great cover letter is selling your skills and showing your interest in the position you’re applying to.
Your next step is using our tips for sprucing up your resume. Be sure to include skills you learned or used while incarcerated. For example: The canteen job you had means you helped with inventory and unloading trucks. These skills are relevant to jobs in the free world as well!
Amazon states that their applications and interviews will differ from position-to-position. We know that there will be a few things that won’t change, however, such as how important their customers are and their hunt for leaders.
Assessments are also used to get a feel for your work style. They are meant to be taken without deep thought in order to give a natural answer.
Amazon uses behavioral interviewing in both the phone and in person interviews. This method of interviewing is basically a way for you to explain a past situation or challenge, and how you overcame it. A good example of behavioral interviewing would be your felony conviction. By explaining the situation and how you have overcome your past mistakes gives them insight to what kind of person you are, how you overcame it and also gives them knowledge of your felony conviction.
As a former felon, this is also a great way to break the ice about your conviction!