What are some entry-level jobs?
The job of Sandwich Artist is pretty self-explanatory: You’ll be the one behind the glass, putting together those fresh, tasty subs. This position also comes with the duty of keeping your workstation clean and tidy, and other occasional tasks. This position requires no previous experience or degree, and Subway will train you before you start.
If you have a little experience, you can try applying for Sandwich Artist Pro. This is pretty much the same as a Sandwich Artist, but it comes with more responsibility as you’ll have to oversee and train other employees. (Maybe pro means ‘professor of subs’?)
Note that all of the above can, but may not, require you to man the cash counter as well.
If one of these job descriptions caught your eye, head on over to Subway’s careers section to learn more and apply.
How to get hired at Subway with a felony
It’s not easy to get a job in today’s competitive environment, and it sure doesn’t get easier with a criminal record. We know. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Let’s see how.
Especially at places like Subway (or Dunkin’ Donuts), the franchise system can be a big plus for former felons. This is because it comes down to you as an individual, rather than some corporate policy.
It might be best, in this case, to check which outlet is hiring and head down there in person. This way, you can meet your potential employer and maybe have a little chat before you hand in your resume.
Speaking of your resume, don’t forget that it’s what you leave behind for people to remember you by. Make sure that it’s free of typos, factual errors and is not too long. It’s best to tailor it specifically to the job you’re applying for. Choose a recent, good photograph and a clear font. If you need more help to write the perfect resume, see our guide.
We can’t stress this enough: If you’ve got any experience that relates to the job in some way, don’t be afraid to mention it! Whether professional or personal, every little bit counts.
When going to hand in your resume or for an interview, make sure you’re as neat and groomed as you can possibly be. Working in the food and beverage industry requires an even higher degree of cleanliness than a job in retail does. Take your time and pay extra attention to little things like clean nails, for example.
It also helps if you approach the interview with a positive and patient demeanor. Your boss wants to know you’ll be able to deal with customers who want their order just so, or can’t make up their mind between honey mustard and sweet onion dressing.
Many people approach jobs like this with less enthusiasm than they should. But showing that you want to do a good job will set you apart more than your record will. Do you love Subway? Of course you do, everyone does. So mention it!