The right job can help you get back on your feet and be productive again, we know. A travel site seems like a fun place to do that, so let’s find out: Does TravelZoo hire felons?
You might be familiar with them already. They sell travel packages online and are a pretty major player in the market. If you’re interested in assisting customers with their travel plans, let us help you get a job at TravelZoo with a felony.
We know it can be tough out there. That’s why we contact companies directly and ask them if they hire former felons. We find out information like:
- Does TravelZoo hire people with misdemeanors?
- Are they on the Ban the Box list?
- Does TravelZoo do background checks?
We also do tons of research so we can give you tips for your resume and application, as well as your interview. Wondering why we’re so invested? It’s because many on our team are former felons ourselves, or professionals who work closely with them. We know how hard it is to find a job with a criminal record. We want to make that journey a little easier for you!
Successful Release is dedicated to helping you get back to a normal life.
So, let’s take a look at how to get hired at TravelZoo with a record.
Does TravelZoo hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to contact TravelZoo to ask if they hire felons. We’ll continue attempting to reach the company, don’t worry. Until then, read on to see what our research turned up.
Has TravelZoo hired felons in the past?
We simply don’t know, at this time, if TravelZoo has hired felons in the past.
Does TravelZoo hire people with misdemeanors?
We can’t say either way if TravelZoo will hire people with misdemeanors.
Is TravelZoo on the Ban the Box list?
Ban the Box is a campaign to eliminate the checkbox on applications that asks if you’ve had any criminal convictions. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is part of this initiative. Started during the Obama Administration, it encourages employees to look past your criminal record and to focus on your talents and skills instead.
TravelZoo isn’t on the Ban the Box list and they haven’t taken the Fair Chance Business Pledge. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen! Read on for more information on how to get a job at TravelZoo with a criminal conviction.
Does TravelZoo have special programs for hiring felons?
TravelZoo doesn’t have any special programs for hiring felons at this time. If you’re interested in finding one, check at your local employment agency or workforce development office.
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
Successful Release gives your odds of being hired at TravelZoo with a felony are uncertain. We’ve been unable to contact the company and there are no strong online reports that say they’ve hired former offenders before. Since they’re also not part of Ban the Box or the Pledge, either, it’s hard to say how they’d treat an applicant with a record.
What are some entry-level jobs?
The main entry-level positions at TravelZoo are in sales and customer service. Almost everything you do will be done on a computer, and that includes running payments for clients. One of the other big parts of your job is being friendly because you’ll be talking to people all day. Speaking of, shift work is a definite possibility, as is working holidays and weekends.
Starting on the ground floor of the company will present you the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of the company, paving the way for promotions in the future.
How to get hired at TravelZoo with a felony
Start with creating your resume. If you need help, Successful Release came up with a resume guide specifically designed for felons. Make sure you also:
- Include any skills related to the position and where you got them. Have you worked in sales before, perhaps for one of their competitors? Are you great on a computer?
- Show your community involvement! Employers love seeing volunteer work.
- Check your resume for any grammatical or spelling errors.
Once your resume is complete, locate TravelZoo’s career page to locate the position you’re qualified for. Keep your resume handy so it’s easier to fill out the application accurately.
Now that you’ve successfully completed your resume and application, we have some interview tips for TravelZoo:
- Dress for success. Wear clean, wrinkle-free clothes. Style your hair appropriately. If you have any tattoos or piercings, hide them or take them out if you can.
- A good rule of thumb is to arrive approximately 15 minutes early. This will give you time to complete any paperwork and it’ll show the company you can be on time.
- Have a pleasant attitude. You’ll be working with customers so it’s important the company knows you can be positive.
- Ask questions at the end of the interview. It’ll prove to the company that you’re interested in a position with them.
- Above all else, be honest about your past. Don’t try to hide it, they will find out and it could cost you your job.
Does TravelZoo do background checks?
Because we’ve been unable to contact TravelZoo, we aren’t sure if they’ll do a background check during the hiring process. Most companies do perform some sort of check, even if it’s to confirm you’re legally able to work for the company.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks vary from state to state, so where you live will determine what information can be looked at. For example, the following states won’t look at convictions more than seven years old:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And these states don’t consider cases in which you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if you live in the states on this next list. They can and will see your whole record, including the not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online research to find out TravelZoo’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have 3.2 out of 5 stars. Out of 166 reviews, work/life balance and the fun work environment ranked the highest. The biggest drawbacks at TravelZoo are lack of room for growth and issues with upper management.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does TravelZoo hire felons? We just don’t know. However, there are some felonies that might hurt your chances. For example, since you’ll be working with the general public, charges related to fraud or violent crimes may make it more difficult getting hired at TravelZoo.
Does TravelZoo drug test?
Because we haven’t been able to contact TravelZoo, we don’t know if they’ll drug test. It’s always better to prepare as if they do.
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