What are some entry-level jobs?
Chances are, if you have children or enjoy gaming, you have been in a GameStop before. GameStop is a retail video game and hobby store. Most of the positions they have to offer will require sales and interaction with the general public. Here are a few jobs they have to offer and what they include:
- Retail Staff
- Seasonal Retail Staff
You don’t have previous retail experience? That’s okay, having video game or mobile device knowledge may be enough to get you in the door! These positions will meet, greet and assist customers, so having the ability and personality to provide excellent customer service will be needed. Using your experience with video games will also be useful for assisting customers with product knowledge and answering their questions.
GameStop also has corporate, distribution and refurbishment, and retail management positions. So if you have more specific qualifications, make sure to check them out online.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Does GameStop hire felons or not? Since we weren’t able to pin down an exact answer to this question, we are going to provide some pointers that will guide you in the hiring process with GameStop.
Here are some helpful tips we feel will assist you with your resume, application and having the best chance at nailing the interview.
Resume — As a general rule it is always best to have your resume tackled before you fill out an application. Why is that? Well, most applications will request from the start that you upload your resume. Your resume will be your first opportunity to gain their attention. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you include all your skills and experience.
Wait, you don’t have a resume? No problem. We are able to help you with this area too. In fact, we have an article specifically put together to be able to help you with this. We even show you how to include any skills you may have learned from prison jobs. For example, library, canteen, and kitchen jobs all provided customer service and stocking skills.
Application — Remember we told you we snuck a peek at their application? In doing so we found that they’ll require basic information as you would expect, but there were a couple of things that stood out to us:
- Make sure you read and understand job description.
- Are you able to perform job duties as outlined for particular position?
So take the time to read over the description for the job that you are choosing to make sure it’s a fit for you.
GameStop will also require two work references. If you’ve been cutting grass all summer in your neighborhood, those neighbors can be your references. If you just recently got out, you can provide two personal references as long as it’s not someone you’re related to. Some great examples would be a pastor, mentor or your parole officer.
Interview — GameStop makes you aware on their job posting that they’re looking for upbeat and customer-oriented individuals. This means you need to make sure you have on your award-winning smile and let them see your personality. A few things we know they’ll look for in the interview will be manners and how clearly you speak. This is why it is always a good idea not to have candy or gum in your mouth!
This will also be the best time to address your record. We already know they are going to find out, so be upfront about the situation and work it in your favor. Answer their questions and explain the circumstances around the offense to show your growth.
This is also a great time for you to ask any questions you may have as well.