What are some entry-level jobs?
As we said, your options at Quest are many. There are a variety of shifts in a number of fields that do not require any education beyond high school. Some examples include:
Customer Care Representative I or Client Service Assistant
These jobs are basically secretary positions. You’d be responding to emails, answering calls and doing routine data entry.
While experience is preferred, it’s not required. Both have senior jobs you will be eligible for after you gain some experience. You can make up for a lack of experience by being a punctual, reliable and proactive person.
Customer Service Representative I
This is a great job for patient people who like helping others. As a customer service rep, you would be working in a call center environment, providing customers with solutions to issues they might be having. This job comes with an easy step up to a more senior position as well.
Coordinate the dispatch of products and documents to clients. A degree and experience are preferred, but not a required. An organized multi-tasker will thrive in this work environment.
Working closely with the dispatcher, you’d be the one in charge of deliveries, pickups and sorting goods. This job requires a driver’s license, but no other qualifications are needed.
You represent the company at reception by greeting clients, answering calls and being a people person.
Remember that this is just a small part of the jobs available to you. You might also find that if you do have a specific qualification, such as being a registered nurse or having IT experience, there are a whole lot more options.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
When we asked Quest for advice on getting hired, they told us:
“Because Quest Diagnostics treats all applicants for employment with fairness and respect, we recommend that former offenders approach the job search in the same way.
After a conditional job offer is made, respond to questions about criminal records transparently and with professionalism. Quest Diagnostics will thoughtfully and with care perform the individualized assessment described above.”
This basically means that the way you present yourself counts for a lot when applying for a job with them, regardless of your past. This is especially great in a world where so many people are or have been incarcerated.
It’s companies like Quest that end up changing countless lives for the better and help felons get back in the game. That’s a big part of why they’re such a great company to work for! So, here are our tips on how to get a job at Quest Diagnostics with a felony.
No matter what job you’re applying for, it will pay off to go the extra mile. That starts with carefully reading through the postings on their careers section. After that’s done, the next step is making a great resume.
It needs to include all your relevant information, but still be short enough to be easy to read. It should be to the point, yet friendly. Be specific, but also do a good job at showcasing your various strengths. If you think that’s sounds confusing, we don’t blame you. We made a guide on how to make a resume with a criminal record in mind.
You need to show them you’re the candidate they’re looking for. Show how you’re professional and make sure to talk about the skills they’re looking for.