It can be tough finding work for anybody, but even more difficult for a former felon. Finding the right job can help get your life back on track and open new doors to a productive life, so let’s find out: Does Avon hire felons?
Avon is now called New Avon. They’re a leading social marketing company and are best known for their makeup and skin care lines. If you’re interested in becoming a sales representative for makeup and skin care products, this article will help you get a job at Avon with a felony. We’re going to take a look at and answer the following questions:
- Does Avon hire people with misdemeanors?
- How do I apply?
- Does Avon do background checks?
- Do they drug screen?
We know it’s tough out there. How do we know? Our team is mostly comprised of former felons and professionals who have directly worked with them. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire former felons. We also do tons of background research so we can give you some great tips for resumes and interviews.
Successful Release is dedicated to helping former felons get back to a normal life.
Now, let’s take a look at how to get hired at Avon with a felony record.
Does Avon hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We’ve contacted Avon to ask if they hire former felons, but haven’t received a response. We’ll continue trying, but keep reading. We found some information to help you get a job at Avon with a felony conviction.
Has Avon hired felons in the past?
Online sources can’t confirm either way if Avon has hired felons in the past.
Does Avon hire people with misdemeanors?
We’re unsure at this time if Avon will hire those with misdemeanor convictions.
Is Avon on the Ban the Box list?
Ban the Box is a campaign to end the box on job applications that asks if you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is a part of this campaign. The Pledge was started by the Obama Administration and encourages employers to look past a person’s criminal history and focus on their skills, talents and work history instead.
Avon isn’t on the Ban the Box list. They haven’t signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge, either. But all hope is not lost. We’ve got more information coming!
Does Avon have special programs for hiring felons?
Unfortunately, Avon doesn’t have special hiring programs for felons. They do, however, offer training and development programs for their associates. So once you get that offer of employment, be sure to take advantage of these programs!
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
Our team has done extensive research and gives your odds of getting hired at Avon with a felony as uncertain. They aren’t on the Ban the Box list and haven’t signed the Fair Chance Pledge. We’re also unable to confirm or deny that the company will hire someone with a felony conviction.
What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level jobs at Avon include customer service and marketing and sales. They’re a social selling company, so having previous skills in sales or customer service will be a big plus. These entry-level positions are a great place to start earning promotions and bonuses within the company.
Avon also offers training, tuition discounts and grants for higher education, so definitely take advantage of that, if you can.
How to get hired at Avon with a felony
Does Avon hire felons? We can’t say for sure, so you’ll want a strong application to get your foot in the door. Let’s start by customizing your resume to match what they’re looking for:
If you have marketing or customer service skills, be sure it’s mentioned on your resume. Talk about where you learned these skills, whether from school, a previous job or training while in prison.
Go over your resume, double-checking grammar, punctuation and spelling.
We can help if you need assistance. Successful Release has a resume guide designed specifically to help felons. If you’re still not sure about it, or need a bit of a confidence boost, you can take your resume to a local high school or employment agency as well.
You’ve just received a callback for an interview. Congratulations! Next, let’s look at some interview tips for Avon:
- Be sure to confirm the time, date and location of your interview. It’s not going to look good if you show up on the wrong day, at the wrong time and at the wrong place.
- Next, be sure to dress business appropriate. This includes clean, professional clothes and hair. If you have tattoos, piercings or augmentations, try to cover them or take them out.
- Company policy on this can be discussed when there is an offer of employment.
- Don’t hide your past. It’s very important to be upfront and honest about everything. If you hide or lie about your past, they’ll find out and it may just cost you your job.
- Ask questions. This will show you’re interested in the position and the company.
- Remember that Avon offers training and development programs for employees, so be sure to ask about these as well.
Does Avon do background checks?
Sources show Avon doesn’t perform background checks. However, most companies will perform some sort of background check during the hiring process to verify your identity, if nothing else, and confirm you’re legally able to work for the company.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
These states won’t consider information more than seven years old. So, if your conviction was six years ago, you’ll want to hold off a year before applying.
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, the following states don’t consider court cases where you were found not guilty. Eight states are on this list:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if you live in these next states. They’ll look at your whole record, including your not guilty verdicts.
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research to bring you the company’s ratings. Glassdoor.com shows New Avon has 2.3 out of 5 stars. That doesn’t sound good, but there are only 70 reviews so that may be why. Pros for working with the company are flexible hours, competitive pay and promotions. Cons include bad benefits and there were constant changes in and lack of communication with upper management.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Avon hire felons? Well, we can’t be sure. However, there are a few felonies that may hurt your chances. Since you’ll be selling products to the general public, if your record includes these felonies, you might find it difficult to get hired at Avon:
- Theft, since you’ll be handling cash and credit card information.
- Violent crimes, because you’ll be dealing mostly with the general public.
- Identity crimes, since you’ll be handling personal information.
Does Avon drug test?
While we can’t say for certain if Avon requires drug testing, online sources say they don’t. However, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. The best advice is to always prepare as if they will.
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