What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level job at State Farm is in customer service. In this position, you’ll be responsible for assisting customers with their policies as well as keeping up-to-date records.
If you have an Associate’s degree or are in college, you might qualify for a Claim Associate’s position where your main duties will be to investigate claims.
Starting off in an entry-level position lets you learn your way around the company, giving you a better shot at promotions and bonuses down the line.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
You’ve decided State Farm is a good fit for you, but you aren’t sure how to get hired after a felony? You’ll want to start off with a great resume. We’ve got some helpful tips. If you really want to make it stand out, check out our Complete Guide to Making an Incredible Resume (for Former Felons).
And don’t forget to review their Frequently Asked Questions page! Seriously, they have a lot of good information.
Create a profile and find a job that you’re qualified for. From there, you’ll submit your application and resume. Be thorough! State Farm says to make sure you fill in all blanks.
You’ll need to make sure you have your work history ready. If you have a lot of experience, pick work that pertains to the position. For example, have you worked in customer service? Or maybe you’ve worked for a competing insurance agency?
Include any skills that you can bring to the table — answering phones, data entry, customer service, etc. A lot of jobs have you answer phones and take messages, so think about when you’ve done those tasks. You’ve got more experience than you think!
Check for spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors. You want your resume to look professional. This is an insurance agency, after all!
Now, let’s review some tips for nailing the interview process at State Farm. This may be a video interview or in-person with a hiring manager or acquisition team member.
The first thing you’ll want to do is dress to impress. Choose business-casual attire, like dress pants and a nice shirt. If you have tattoos or piercings, hide them or take them out if you can. You can find out about the company’s policy on these things later.
Arrive 15 minutes early. This will give you a chance to fill out any pre-interview paperwork while showing the company that you can be on time. If interviewing by video, be sure to find a quiet area free of distractions.
Once the interview begins, be confident in your answers. Answer them positively. They’ll want to know that you won’t crack under pressure. Be pleasant, with good manners. Keep your eyes open and speak clearly and accurately. Try not to say “um” or “uh” when thinking about how to answer a question.
Give specific examples of times you’ve excelled in customer service. The interview is when you make the skills you listed on your resume stand out.
Be truthful and upfront about your record. They’ll find out anyway, it’s best to be honest. Plus you can put a positive spin on it!