What are some entry-level jobs?
At Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll be making those donuts (and bagels and muffins and coffee . . .) people love. There is a lot of overlap between jobs, so you may have to do things other positions are technically responsible for. Some entry-level positions in the store are:
Baker or Finisher
This the one who prepares the food: Frying, filling or decorating donuts and baking bagels or muffins.
Crew members man the cashier station, but they do have to know how to prepare certain menu items as well, especially beverages.
While Dunkin’ Donuts is known for its coffee and donuts, there are a variety of shifts available. Working either one of these jobs can quickly turn you into a shift leader, who oversees the crew members and/or bakers. Alternatively, you can try:
Delivery Truck Driver
You can bring the ingredients for those tasty donuts to stores all across the nation. If you have no vehicle-related felony on your record and are a safe driver who is physically fit and punctual, this may be ideal.
If one of these jobs sounds like it’s just the thing for you, head to the DD careers section to apply.
How to get hired at Dunkin’ with a felony
Getting a job in today’s world is tough. We won’t sugar coat it: It’s even tougher for people with a felony. But it isn’t impossible — far from it! Many people who have come to Relaunch Pad for help have gone on to start wonderful careers.
If you’d like more general information and tips on getting hired with a criminal record, see our handy guide. As for landing that job at Dunkin’ Donuts, here’s what we suggest:
When you apply at your local branch, mention any experience you have in the service industry and your kitchen skills.
Working behind the counter involves handling multiple orders at once and dealing with things like hot oil. If you’re good with that sort of thing, make sure to mention it! If you have a hand for drawing or painting, that may be useful for decorating donuts.
Have a good memory? You will probably nail those hard-to-remember coffee orders.
Think outside of the box and you may find that something you are good at relates to the job you’re trying to get, even if not directly.
A speedy and focused person may be great, but someone with a sunny disposition is ideal. Many of the restaurant chain’s customers start their day at Dunkin’ Donuts, so if you’re someone who doesn’t like mornings or the people who like them, you should look at other shifts or jobs in the back.
When you apply to a job at Dunkin’ Donuts, you will see how varied the descriptions for the same job are from store-to-store. Some are to the point, short and specific. Others are more casual or even funny. Try to tailor your resume to the tone of a given posting, but keep it professional.
Now, for the most important thing: Taking the time to make a great resume is the single most effective way to get hired. Putting that little bit of extra effort into it can make all the difference. Write in a clear font, choose the right photograph and look out for typos. If you need more help and tips on how to craft a perfect resume, see our guide.
Remember that it never hurts to be a consumer of the product you’re trying to sell. So if you love Dunkin’ Donuts, say so when you go in for your interview.
What’s even more important than liking the product is great hygiene. In any food and beverage related job, you want to present yourself in the tidiest, cleanest way, since you’ll be handling things people eat and drink.