What are some entry-level jobs?
DaVita has many job opportunities in different categories. The duties and qualifications vary depending on the particular job.
Here are a few of their entry-level jobs and what is required for each:
- Admissions Specialist — Exceptional customer service, strong written/verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to build/maintain relationships. You need a High School Diploma (or equivalent) and to be good at MS Office Suite software (particularly data entry).
- Entry-Level Recruiter — This position consists of networking, cold-calling, organizing and attending recruiting and community events. One year of recruiting experience and experience using an enterprise-level applicant tracking system. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is needed.
- Medical Economics Analyst — Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SQL (a specific language used in certain programs) required, as is a bachelor’s degree and some related experience.
DaVita as you can see, has a wide selection of jobs, each requiring a different set of skills. Now, let’s get to the good part and look at how to get hired at DaVita with a felony.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
DaVita actually provides this answer on their website. DaVita has a section on their website dedicated to assisting applicants in what to expect in their hiring process, the interview and working for them. So, here is how we recommend going about getting a job at DaVita with a felony:
Start by reviewing the section of their website called What to Expect. It is broken down into three categories: You Apply; We Review; and Together, we’re going to get to know each other (the interview).
- Application — This section lets you know it’s a fairly simple application. It is approximately 11 questions. They love when an applicant answers their question, “What qualifications did we not ask you about that you wish we had considering you for this role?”
- Assessment — Many of their jobs require a pre-hire assessment. Their website includes a two minute video to prepare you for this part of the process and it also includes tips.
- Realistic Job Preview Video — This section provides a video that gives you a day in the life role for the position you are considering. This is to make sure the job you are applying for is a right fit for you.
Before you jump in and start applying all willy-nilly, you need a resume that stands out. Make sure all your skills and any job related experiences are listed. It is very important that your application catches their eye. DaVita specifically says their recruiters only send the best to the hiring manager for review.
From there, be sure you have researched the company and know their core values. DaVita makes it clear that their core values are important to them and they should be to you, too, as an applicant.
Next, be prepared for a behavior-based interview. This type of interview is simply asking you what you have done rather than what will you do. This allows the interviewer to sense how you may react to a similar situation in the future. As a former felon, you definitely need to be prepared for this. Remember, you have to be able to highlight your strengths.
For some of their entry-level jobs you’ll need to have post-secondary education. Any time you’ve worked in an customer service setting — answering phones, customer service, typing — you’ll want to highlight those. These skills go hand-in-hand with what they’re looking for in all their entry-level jobs.
DaVita looks for candidates who have empathy and social skills. Being incarcerated, we have all learned how to deal with all types of personalities. This is where you can use your incarceration to your advantage. You have social skills someone without a felony doesn’t.
Remember that unpleasant bunkie that you had to deal with on a daily basis? Use those abilities, along with your other skills, to sell yourself and to stand out from all the other applicants.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure all your ducks are in a row. We recommend you practice with a friend to see if there are any areas that need polishing.