What are some entry-level jobs?
Remedy Staffing is a temp agency that fills job openings for several businesses. Some temporary jobs could become permanent positions.
The benefit in using a temp service like Remedy Staffing is that they go to bat for you. They already know which companies will be willing to give you a shot despite your background.
How to get hired at Remedy Staffing with a felony
Here is what Remedy Staffing says on their website:
“Every candidate must pass our five-step application and screening process to ensure that essential job functions are matched with Associates’ abilities in order to be considered. If a candidate does not meet our stringent standards, they are promptly dismissed from the hiring process.”
Yikes. However, we know they’ve hired felons before, so don’t panic. You will need an updated resume. Make sure you check out our resume writing guide for former felons for extra flare to help you stand out from other applicants.
Remedy Staffing’s initial application is available online. Generally this is the first step in a temp agency’s hiring process, but be prepared to fill out another application in office as well.
In the application, there is a survey section. This section asks questions to see how you would react to a certain situation and if you are prepared to do the right thing when no one is looking. Your answers in this section determine whether you move to the next step in their hiring process.
Be prepared to take several skill assessments (quizzes). These are done to see how qualified you are in a particular area. For example, if you are applying for an office job, they will more than likely give you a test to time your typing and the accuracy of your data entry skills.
They will then determine what field is best suited for you based on your skills, experience and how you scored on their assessments. This is why it’s very important you’re applying for a job that you have skills for.
When interviewing, make sure you arrive early and are presentable. We recommend having an extra copy of your resume handy to provide at this time. Ask questions about your assessment and the jobs they match you with.
It’s best to fill them in on your criminal history at this time. Generally, temp agencies will get you to come in to fill out an application as well. Some companies they represent may not be open to hiring a former felon, so go ahead and address this area now so it’s out in the open.