What are some entry-level jobs?
Waffle House titles its jobs a little differently, so let’s take a look!
Salesperson: A salesperson is Waffle House’s version of a server. This is a tip-based position and Waffle House advertises its earning potential as higher than other restaurants.
Door Corps: This is a combination of a host/busser position. You seat customers and help keep the dining area clean when you aren’t doing that. A good place to start if you do not have as much work experience.
Grill Operator: This is your standard line cook job. If you have experience in it, Waffle House offers three different titles and pay scales to match your experience.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
To get started, head over to Waffle House’s job page and narrow down your search to jobs available in your area. Once you’ve found the best job for you, apply away and be confident.
While on the job page, make sure to look at important values the company has and use them to update your resume. You’ll use this to fill out the application, plus they’re useful when you get to the interview stage!
Since you’re applying online, a good way to distinguish yourself from the pack is to call the location you’ve applied at. If you apply online and haven’t heard anything in seven business days, consider calling the location for an update.
Even better, go in person during a slower time (after lunch, before dinner) and drop a copy of your resume off. If you’re up to it, ask to see a manager.
Be respectful and show you’re eager to get working. Doing that can help separate you from many people who apply online but don’t care as much. When showing up to the job, either to apply or interview, be sure to be presentable. Cover visible tattoos if possible and dress business casual to hammer home how serious you are.
If you land the interview, look again to the Waffle House job page for clues on how to conduct yourself.
There is a section titled “Who Are We” that gives some insight. They list out the traits Waffle House looks for in employees . To prepare for the interview, pick some of those traits that meet your personality. For example, two traits they list are “friendly” and “positive”. These are two traits very easy to show in the interview. Engage the interviewer with a warm smile. Make sure to put a positive spin on things you talk about. Do not complain or act negative.
To sell yourself, share examples of times you went above and behind. Why? Your great people skills would be perfect for Salesperson or Grill Operator positions. Also,if you’re a great independent worker who can organize well and work quickly, they’ll want you for a Door Corp position.
Restaurants are willing to teach people how to do the job, but you can’t teach a good attitude. Even if your skills are the best, they won’t hire you if they think you’re a bad apple.
If you can show you’re a great personality fit and are capable of doing the work, you should have a pretty good handle on how to get hired at Waffle House with a felony.