What are some entry-level jobs?
Navajo Express is a trucking company that provides temperature-controlled freight transportation, mainly in the western U.S. Here are a few of their entry-level jobs and some requirements:
Parts Counter Person — This position is responsible for ordering parts for the truckers.
- Fill requests for part orders
- Monitor requests for parts
- Customer service skills will be required since establishing a relationship with vendors will be required.
- High school or equivalent, technical school preferred
- An understanding of parts and supplies commonly used on diesel engines, tractor, trailers and refrigeration units.
Building Maintenance Worker — You will be assisting the maintenance manager with indoor and outdoor upkeep at the main office. This will require yard work and fixing stuff.
- Building Maintenance experience preferred, but not required
- High school diploma/GED not required.
- A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past six months or more
Trainer-CDL — This job will require you delivering freight and picking up freight while being able to arrive at each destination on a set schedule.
- Training for drivers who are new to the industry and have obtained their CDL-A license.
- Two Years tractor trailer experience
- Good driving record
- Tanker/hazmat endorsement and CDL license preferred, but not required
- One year of truck driving experience preferred but not required.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Navajo Express told us they will hire you with a felony conviction, but there are a few things you will need to be prepared for:
Research — Research the company to see what jobs they have that interest you. Make sure the job you chose is one that you are qualified for. Also, we recommend looking at their guidelines for those who have a criminal history. An individual with little or no experience has a chance at getting hired here . . . even with a criminal record.
Application — Applications, as we all know, can be intimidating — but that’s why we’re here to help. Here are some suggestions to remember when filling out an application.
- Make sure you have time set aside to complete the application properly. You don’t want to rush through the application, because rushing can lead to errors.
- Take care not to leave anything blank. Putting a simple N/A (not applicable) in a blank lets the employer know that it doesn’t apply to you.
- Provide as much information as possible when it comes to past employment. Skills, experience and contact information should be up-to-date.
- If you are asked about your criminal history, be honest! Chances are if they’re asking they are going to conduct a background check anyway.
Resume — You’re not sure your resume is done correctly? We can help in this area too! We have an entire article set aside just for the resume. We’ll show you some different ways to include all your experience and skills that associate with the position you’re applying for.
Interview — Interviews can cause the most confident person to be nervous. If you remember a few key points you will do fine.
- Arrive early. Being prompt is something all employers look for.
- Smile often. A smile makes you memorable in a positive way.
- Remember your manners and upbeat personality, these too can make a lasting impression.
- Be honest about your background. This is your opportunity to explain the circumstances of your past, so take advantage of it! Let them know how you’ve learned and grown from the situation. Letting them see the positive side will help you.