What are some entry-level jobs?
We browsed HP Hood’s job search website and found that they have many entry-level jobs. A small selection include:
- Warehouse operator
- Processing technician
- Delivery driver
Most of these require a GED, high school diploma or less. However, some jobs require some specialized skills.
HP Hood warehouses and factories mostly operate 24 hours per day. This is all going to be shift work, with workers operating eight to 12 hours each shift.
Restaurants can be busy work environments with long work hours. You’ll typically see longer hours on nights and weekends, and shifts are usually eight to 10 hours.
How to get hired at HP Hood with a felony
We’re encouraged that this company is willing to give those with a record a chance, but we want to give you some tips on how to get a job at HP Hood with a felony. First, browse their job site and find a position you think you qualify for. When you click the button to apply, you’re going to be immediately asked if you want to upload a resume. You may be tempted to click no, but don’t.
Do you have a resume built? If not, don’t worry because we’ve created a guide to help. What we think you’ll find is that you have more experience than you realize. All of the jobs and education you’ve had in the real world will go on there, and you can also include your prison experiences.
Prison jobs are not a waste of time. You worked them and gained some valuable skills, so make them work for you now. Did you work on the landscaping crew or in the kitchen? Were you a chapel worker or a clerk? These jobs teach things like teamwork, organization and task management that will help you here.
We also know that many prisons offer vocational classes such as maintenance and HVAC courses that can be included on a resume.
After you fill out and submit your application, don’t sit around and wait for them to call. You need to get ready for a possible interview! This is your chance to shine. First impressions are important. The last thing you need them to think is that you just got out of prison.
- Get a nice set of clothes. If you can’t afford new, your local unemployment office will know where you can get some for free.
- Get a haircut the day before the interview and trim any facial hair.
- Cover visible tattoos. We don’t know their company policy regarding this issue.
- When you go for the interview, make sure you have deodorant on and brush your teeth.
In our research, we’ve discovered that HP Hood’s interview process is thorough. Some people reported a phone interview before an in-person interview. We saw multiple responses saying that there was a one-on-one interview followed by a panel interview.
You should also be ready to answer questions about your criminal history. Remember, your past doesn’t define you. Let them know you’re ready to get your life moving in the right direction.