What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level jobs at Rite Aid are cashier and Pharmacist Tech-In-Training. The cashier’s main duty is to assist customers with their transactions, perform general maintenance and stock merchandise. A Pharmacist Tech-In-Training shadows the Pharmacist and assists in the pharmacy.
An entry-level job is a great place to start after a conviction. It gives you a chance to prove that you’re a hard worker while learning your way around the store. This will put you in a good position for promotions later down the line.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
So, you want to try your hand at getting a job at Rite Aid with felony. That’s great! We have some tips to help you create an application that will stand out from the rest:
Rite Aid’s application is pretty straightforward. Start by listing previous employers, complete with names, addresses and phone numbers. Don’t forget to include job title and duties.
If you hold any pharmacy-related professional, vocational or technical license, be sure they know the type of license and the issuing state along with the date. This is especially important if you’re looking for a job in the pharmacy.
List the days and hours you’re available to work. Be sure you’re truly able to work at these times, with no attendance problems.
It’s best to have a resume on hand to fill out your application accurately. If you need help creating a resume, check out our Complete Guide to Making an Incredible Resume (For Former Felons).
You’ve got a callback and landed an interview! But, now what? Let’s look at some helpful tips to get you through the interview process at Rite Aid:
If hired, you’ll be representing the company, so be sure to wear something business-casual to your interview. Khakis or dress pants and a button-down shirt for men and a nice dress or pants suit for the ladies will work just fine. If you don’t have anything, check out a local clothing pantry for options.
If you have any tattoos or piercings, hide them or take them out, if possible. You can find out the company’s policy on these things at the end of the interview or before you accept an offer of employment.
During the interview, talk up your skills, talents and experience. For example:
- Have you worked at a retail store before?
- Do you have experience in a pharmacy?
- Can you operate a cash register?
- Are you familiar with stocking and general upkeep of stores?
And then tell them where you picked up this information, whether it was while in prison, school, a previous job, or if you’re self-taught.
Be sure to keep in mind that Rite Aid stipulates on their application not to disclose any criminal convictions on your application or to the hiring manager, written or verbal.