What are some entry-level jobs?
Anytime you are uncertain if a company will hire someone with a felony, the best door opener is an entry-level job.
In order to give you an idea of some of the jobs HD Supply has to offer, we selected their top entry-level positions:
- Counter Sales Associate — These workers are responsible for counter sales and customer service. In order to excel in this role, you will need to be knowledgeable with product information. Being able to interact with customers in a professional manner in-person and over the phone will be necessary as well.
- Cashier — Operate a till and be the face of the company.
- Warehouse Associate — The tasks for this role include basic warehouse duties, such as loading, unloading, order pulling, shipping, returns and forklift use.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
You may be interested in working here, but maybe it’s been a while since you’ve applied for a job? No problem! We‘re here to help you.
Before getting started with the application, have your resume together. Do you need help with it? If so, look at our guide created to help people with a criminal record make an awesome resume.
We provide some excellent tips, even if your resume just needs some polishing.
You’ll need to show them why you’re the best fit for the job. Your resume is where that starts! Make sure the jobs and experience that best match the position you’re applying for are at the top of your resume.
And, if you need to account for some time between jobs, talk about how you improved yourself. Focus on the positive! For example: That kitchen job you had while incarcerated provided you with experience in loading and unloading trucks. This is experience that should be used when applying for their warehouse job.
Sneaking a peek at their application, we saw that the first section asks you to include your resume and cover letter. So you see? Aren’t you glad you put yours together before? The more information you can provide to make yourself stand out, the better your chances are of being contacted for an interview.
The interview is a very important part of the hiring process. This will be the first direct encounter with your potential employer.
Here are a few reminders:
- Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. This shows you’re interested and dependable.
- Dress appropriately. Nothing too flashy or too casual. A great choice would be something you would pick for church.
- Smile often and take care to speak well. Don’t have gum or candy in your mouth — this can cause you to speak unclearly.
- Be the first to break the ice on your background. We already know they will check, so get it out in the open.