What are some entry-level jobs?
Toys R Us is famous retail toy store that has been around since 1957. The positions they’ll have to offer will be the basic retail positions such as:
- Seasonal Cashier/Off-Hours Stock Crew
While experience is always a plus for any job, it won’t be required for these entry-level positions. You will be required to work various shifts each week, including weekends, though.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
We’ve put together a few tips to help increase your odds of being hired at Toys R Us, even with a criminal history. They are as follows:
Here’s a twist: You’ll be directed to LinkedIn to finish the application, so if you don’t have a profile with LinkedIn already, you’ll want to do this first.
Resume, Cover Letter and References
When applying for any job, we recommend that you’re prepared to provide a resume, cover letter and references. No need to get overwhelmed, though, we’re here to assist!
Remember, a cover letter is a snapshot of your abilities and your interest in the company. It should be short and sweet.
Your resume will need to be more detailed. It needs to include all the skills that relate to the position you’re interested in. Take the time to check out our resume guide. It was designed to give advice on how to make your skills and resume stand out.
One of the benefits of our guide is that it shows you how to include the experience you gained from the jobs you had while incarcerated.
The canteen job you had means you have retail, stocking and customer service skills, for example. As luck would have it, these are what jobs at Toys R Us need!
We aren’t sure if Toys R Us will request references or not, but there is always that possibility. It’s a good idea to have three or four references on hand. Good examples are: Someone you attend church with, a parole officer, or a mentor.
The interview generally makes everyone nervous, but there’s no need to be. If you’ve reached the interview, they want to get to know you! This means talking yourself up and not shying away from their questions.
You have all the information on your resume already! You just need to talk specifics and how you’ll apply the skills you have to a job here.
Some companies frown on tattoos and piercings, so it’s a good idea to downplay your art until after you know their policy.
The interview is your chance to make them aware of your past, as well. Look at it this way: By addressing this topic first, they’ll your integrity and willingness to succeed.