What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level jobs at Macy’s are in sales, mostly for retail associates. You’ll be interacting with the customer by assisting them with their purchases and then handling the closing transactions. If you have previous customer service experience, that’ll really come in handy. We’ll go into more detail on that in the next section.
How to get hired at Macy’s with a felony
We know Macy’s isn’t on the Ban the Box list and they ask about convictions on their resume, so how do you land the job? Start by customizing your resume to match what they’re looking for:
You’re dealing with customers in a retail setting, so any customer service skills you have are going to be useful. Be sure to list this experience and where you picked it up. Do you have previous work experience or did you learn some new skills in prison?
For example, when was a time you had to diffuse a tense situation during a customer complaint? Keeping the story positive, this makes a great share and shows your ability to keep cool in tense situations.
Also list how far you went in school. This is important so they can match your skills to the appropriate position.
Check your spelling, grammar and punctuation. You don’t want any small errors on your resume.
If you need extra help, that’s okay. Relaunch Pad has a resume guide designed specifically to help felons.
Once you’ve completed your resume, search their careers page to find the right job and apply.
Now that you’ve made it to the interview process, we have some tips for Macy’s:
Dress business casual. You don’t have to be fancy, but wear something nice.
Arrive 10-15 minutes early. Show them that you’re on time and dependable.
Be happy. The company is looking for sales associates. They need to know they’re hiring someone who can smile through the hard parts.
Be honest. This is very important if you want the job. Tell them the truth about your past — the whole truth, and not just bits and pieces. You don’t want the company to find out the hard way.