What are some entry-level jobs?
Did you know that Dollar General has more than just retail jobs available? They offer corporate and warehouse jobs as well. Make sure you review their job postings to see all jobs and positions they have to offer.
Let’s look at a few of their entry-level positions.
- Sales Associate — This position requires basic math, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a high school/GED diploma. Basic duties are operating a cash register, greeting customers, unloading trucks and stocking shelves.
- Lead Sales Associate — Requirements and skills are the same as a Sales Associate, though occasionally you may need to take on managerial tasks. Six months of supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.
- General Warehouse Worker — This job requires basic math and communication skills, as well as being able to lift up to 75 pounds, and handling merchandise. So, a valid driver’s license (CDL preferred) is necessary. Education required is a high school/GED diploma.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Dollar General is a company that offers what they call “open employment”. This is where they have a scheduled time in-store to apply for jobs. They usually have postings in the store telling you when this will be. If your local Dollar General isn’t offering open employment, you can always go online and apply.
As always, we suggest that you look over the position you’re applying for first. Don’t apply all willy-nilly. You could be applying for a position you don’t have qualifications for!
On the application, the first option Dollar General gives you is to upload a resume. It’s not required, but we suggest you have a resume ready and provide one. If you aren’t confident in your resume, that’s okay. We are here to help in that area, too! Be sure you look over our tips for spicing up your resume and highlighting all your skills.
Dollar General will often conduct a phone interview first. If you are contacted for a phone interview, the next step would then be an in-person interview.
Some of the most common interview questions asked are:
- How do you handle a fast paced work environment?
- What is your motivation in helping co-workers?
- What is your availability?
So make sure you practice some good answers! This will also be the best time to disclose your criminal history. Use this opportunity to give them a heads up of any previous conviction whether a misdemeanor or felony. Remain positive and make sure you outline any strengths you have acquired due to your conviction. You can expect to hear from them in one to four weeks as to whether you got the job or not.