What are some entry-level jobs?
C.H. Robinson has several different entry-level jobs. You can find them -on C.H. Robinson’s jobs website.
Here are a few examples to give you an idea:
- Customer Operations Representative — Customer support agent focusing on customer satisfaction and invoice management. You’ll need at least a high school diploma or GED. Previous call center experience will make you shine.
- Commercial Collector — An “Accounts Receivable Specialist”, you contact clients which have unpaid invoices and work with them to settle payment. This job also calls for a high school diploma or GED. It also asks for 1-3 years of customer service experience.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
On their website, C.H. Robinson lays out a recommended approach for getting hired. They encourage everyone interested in their company to start by learning about their values. If you’re more of a visual person, they provide many informative videos. Watch them to get familiar with the C.H. culture!
For a job at this level, you’re going to want to do your homework. That starts with making a great resume. Once it’s ready, go to C.H. Robinson’s jobs page and find the position you’re interested in. Remember, the application will not ask about your criminal history. If you show you’re the best person for the job, they should respond.
Make sure to list any volunteer work you have. C.H. Robinson highly values community relations. If you show them you do, too, your application will stick out.
A rep from C.H. Robinson’s hiring department said all applications should receive a response within 7-14 business days. By then, you should know if you have an interview or not.
If you land the interview, dress business casual. During the interview, remember, all of C.H. Robinson’s entry-level jobs ask for things like problem solving skills or professional service. Think of ways to relate your life experience to the required skills. Can you handle tough situations while being respectful to customers? Make your case.
You are going to need basic computer skills. Most entry-level jobs involve dealing with electronic invoices or data entry. While that may sound fancy, it really isn’t. But you have to be willing to learn.
C.H. Robinson has a 90-day onboarding process for its customer service-related jobs. That means you can expect them to teach you the specifics of the job. Don’t go into the interview thinking you need to be an expert in anything. Instead, show them you are a hard worker who has the skills they want.
If you show the interviewer that you’re qualified and also respect and understand the company culture, you should be set up to impress.
We know that C.H. Robinson is part of the Fair Business Pledge. So, the person interviewing you will not know about your felony unless you disclose it to them. You might want to disclose your felony at this point to earn some goodwill, since they may find out anyway.
The C.H. Robinson hiring rep we spoke said for certain felonies, they have an operating procedure they have to follow. Unfortunately, we were unable to get more details on this. Your application could get disqualified if it doesn’t match this procedure.
You can’t control that, though. Focus on what you can control by creating a great resume and application. It never hurts to come prepared with a good recommendation letter, either, or a referral.