What are some entry-level jobs?
Due to the nature of the company, they only really have one entry-level position:
Caregiver/Home Health Aide — This position requires assisting patients with their daily living needs, preparing meals, housekeeping and providing transportation. You must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be able to work independently.
There are several positions that require more specific skills or experience. So if you have some health care-related qualifications, be sure to look at all the positions on ResCare.com.
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Research and apply
When applying for any job, it’s always best to research the company online before jumping headfirst into the application. Make sure you have the necessary requirements for the job that catches your eye.
Creating your resume and cover letter will be the next step in applying. Your cover letter is your first opportunity to tell them about you and why you are the best fit for the position. Your resume tells them why you’re qualified, so make sure you stand out by using our resume writing guide to highlight all your abilities and experience.
For the application, you’ll need information such as: Work history, education and references. ResCare requires three professional references. This means someone who you work with now or have worked with in the past — not your bestie. Also, it’s very important that your information is up-to-date so someone can contact you.
How to do the interview
- Set aside time for the interview that will not interfere with any other responsibilities you have.
- Take care in your appearance to make sure you are neat and presentable.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early.
- When introducing yourself, make sure you are making eye contact and give a firm handshake. (Just don’t squeeze them to death — this isn’t a power play!)
- Don’t have gum or candy in your mouth as this can prevent you from being able to speak clearly.
The interview is always the best time to address your background. You can explain the circumstances and answer any questions they may have about your record. You’ll want to phrase your answers so they see what you learned from your past. This is also a great time for you to ask them any questions you may have about the company or the position you are applying for.