What are some entry-level jobs?
If you are going to try to get a job at PayPal with a felony, it may help to know your options. There are a lot of different job categories here, from digital engineering to sales. However, if you’re looking for something that is truly entry-level, you’ll probably want to look into their customer service department.
These jobs will have you spending a lot of time answering customer calls and emails. You’ll be at a desk and on a phone or headset and expected to keep calm under pressure.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Since this company may be a little reluctant — or at least not enthusiastic — about hiring former felons, you need to submit a great resume if you’re going to have any chance of getting hired.
To do that, tailor your job application to the position you‘re applying for. In this case, you need to prove you have customer service skills.
Most managers hiring for customer service jobs want candidates that have a proven history of working well with other people. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to demonstrate this, especially if you are creative.
For example, even if you haven’t worked in a call center before, you may have acquired the same skills working at a restaurant when you had to address customer concerns. Retail experience may also be considered relevant. For example, handling angry customers equipped you with some of the skills you need for working at a call center, like patience, respect and keeping cool in stressful situations.
The more you can spotlight your abilities and how they match the job, the better chance you have of getting hired. That said, all of the relevant experience in the world won’t be very helpful if your application is poorly put together.
It’s a good idea to get help with your resume. A second pair of eyes will catch the little errors that can creep into anyone’s writing.
Let’s say you nail your submission. An interview will be the next part of the process. To prepare, make sure you have the right clothing. Dress professionally, covering tattoos and removing unconventional piercings to be safe.
It may also settle your nerves a little bit to conduct a practice interview. Consider asking a friend to sit down with you and go over some common questions. If you feel prepared going in, it will go a long way towards helping you feel relaxed during the interview!