What are some entry-level jobs?
Even though Walgreens is a pharmacy, the majority of their jobs are actually for the clerking positions. Since most locations feature a large convenience store in addition to a pharmacy, there is plenty of room for applicants with a history of customer service.
If you have the appropriate education, you may also apply for jobs in the pharmacy. To be an actual pharmacist, you will need a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, which will take four years of post graduate studies to complete.
A look at Walgreens’ career page also identifies offsite work, such as in their distribution division. People working in distribution drive merchandise from the distribution center to various stores. For these positions, it may help to have some kind of background in trucking or transportation.
Their store hours may vary, but many locations are open 24/7. Of course, this means that there will be night and day shifts, every day of the week.
How to get hired at Walgreens with a felony
As with any job, submitting a good application will always be key to starting things off the right way. If you need help writing your resume, it may be useful to consult with a friend, or even a career center. Resume writing is hard for everyone, and a second pair of eyes can always come in handy.
Once again, most of the positions at Walgreens are for customer service jobs. This means that you will want to highlight any customer service experience you have on your resume.
Even experience working as a waiter or waitress could potentially help you get a job at Walgreens with a felony.
If you submit a good application, Walgreens will probably set up an interview. For this part of the process, you will want to come in looking as professional as possible. Since we aren’t entirely clear on how Walgreens makes its decisions about hiring former felons, it’s extra important that you show up looking professional.
It’s always a good idea to remove piercings and cover tattoos when possible. But, it won’t be enough just to look professional. You also need to act professional. This is tricky for most people because interviews can feel intimidating and unnatural.
To put your best foot forward, it may help to do a practice interview with someone you are close to. Chances are, they won’t cover the same questions that the interviewer asks you, but you may go in feeling more comfortable if you’ve had a warm-up session.
Most importantly though, try to relax before you go in. You’ve got this.