What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level jobs at Lear Corporation are in manufacturing, production and administrative. In the manufacturing and production jobs, you’ll mainly be on your feet in the plant all shift making or assembling car parts. Most of the administrative positions require data entry and customer service skills.
These are good places to start. You’ll get to know your way around the plant and become familiar with the different machines and presses, giving you a better shot at promotions and bonuses.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
When you’re ready to apply for a position at Lear Corporation, you’ll need to check out their careers page online. From there, choose a job that you’re qualified for and fill out the corresponding application.
When completing your application, keep in mind the following:
If you want to apply for a manufacturing position, they probably don’t need to know about fast food experience. You want to talk up any assembly experience you have instead.
If you’re applying for an administrative position, that temp office position counts as relevant experience. So does any data entry and customer service.
Note all talents and skills you have related to the position. Do you know how to run a press or paint booth? Have you ever assembled anything? Can you use a computer for data entry? Do you have customer service skills?
Then, mention where you picked up these skills. Did you work in a plant or warehouse while in prison? Have you worked for a competing company, like Toyota’s of America, Chiyoda or another automotive manufacturer? Did you go to school for a trade that corresponds with the job? For example, maybe you attended computer courses for data entry or received a mechanic’s degree allowing you to work on machinery.
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Once you’ve made it to the interview, arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can fill out any pre-interview paperwork. It’ll also show them you are prompt and serious about a position with their company.
Bring extra copies of your resume with you. This way the interviewer can have a hard copy and you can reference it throughout the interview, if needed.
Talk up the skills and talents mentioned on your resume. This is the time to really sell it. Let them know all the details, from the time you first began learning your acquired skills to present date. Show them that you know how to do this job. Or, if you don’t, that you’re a fast learner.
Be honest about your criminal background. The company will do a background check and find out anyway, so better to be upfront about it, rather than them finding out the hard way.