What are some entry-level jobs?
Why entry-level? Essentially, you can get a solid footing and are the lowest risk to the company. While we know you’ll make a good employee, some companies need convincing. This is the best way to start!
We know that if you’re interested in working with Merry Maids, you’ll want to know about some of the positions they have to offer.
Here are a few of the best entry-level jobs:
- Office Assistant — Does data entry, confirms appointments, creates schedules and answers phones.
- House Cleaner — You’re part of a team and work together to get the job done to a certain standard while providing the best customer service.
- Home Organizer — If organizing and spring cleaning excites you, this will be a great position for you. Being able to follow procedures and de-clutter specific areas will be requirements.
How to get hired at Merry Maids with a felony
We put together a few tips to strengthen your chances at being hired here. Their application (on their site) is pretty straight forward. Review the job you’re applying for to make sure you have the experience and skills they’re looking for. You have the strongest chance to get the job if you already have the skills they’re looking for in the job listing!
We noticed that they request a resume, but a cover letter is optional. This means your resume needs to be the best it can be. We recognize that many people struggle with this, and that’s why we created a guide to assist you with writing your resume.
Include all experience that relates to the job you are applying for. When you worked at the burger joint that one summer, you were responsible for assisting in cleaning the kitchen too. This is experience that relates to working with Merry Maids.
We’ll even show you how to include experience gained while you were incarcerated. What do we mean by this? Working housekeeping or janitorial jobs gave you the type of experience Merry Maids looks for. Put a positive spin on your time away and show them your ability to overcome all obstacles.
One of the best tips anyone can give you for getting a new job is get a referral or at least a reference. And bring them to the interview! If you used to clean your neighbor’s house, get them to recommend your services and work ethic. They can either write you a professional note that you can bring in, or simply be a name and number you give to the employer.
A few other options are previous supervisors, your parole officer or even your mentor. These are people who might not be able to speak on your work ethic, but will be able to speak on your character — and this is just as important.
When at the interview, take care to smile and let them see your personality shine through. Show you’re friendly and upbeat, and therefore will make customers feel at home.
As always, this is the ideal time to discuss your background. We already know that a background check and driving record will be required for certain positions, so go ahead and address this and get it behind you.