There are many great jobs out there for people with no skills or experience. Though many jobs require some kind of skill or experience to give the employer a reason to hire you, there are many others still that require no skills at all.
For those that do require skills, there is still a possibility that you can get hired, even though you don’t have the skills they seek. The secret is to sell yourself and your enthusiasm for wanting the job.
It can be daunting when we live in an age where employers seem to require skills for every job they offer. But employers also want employees that are honest, reliable, dependable, and come across as having a great personality.
If a job applicant comes across with those personality traits, a potential employer will take notice.
The most important things employers seek in potential employees that have no skills or experience is personality and ambition. The key is to make sure those come through in the interview or application process.
If you don’t currently have experience or skills for a position, it helps to show an employer that there is potential in you, and they may be willing to train you to learn the skills you need for the job.
There are many jobs out there that are entry level and require no skills, but offer on the job training.
Here are more tips on getting hired:
Learn about the company you’re trying to get a job with. It will be a plus to a potential employer, and they will feel you have already invested in the company. They will further believe in your potential to learn more and they may feel that you are teachable.
Maybe you don’t have relevant work experience or skills, but there are things you’ve done in your personal life that would help. For instance, say a mother homeschooled her kids until they graduated, but she never worked or developed skills outside of the home.
She had to write lesson plans, research for a particular subject, create tests and score them, etc. She sees an ad in the newspaper in the help wanted section for an assistant editor, which requires researching articles, meeting deadlines for filing other articles, and writing two articles a week for the paper.
She may not have job experience or learned skills, but she could apply the skills she used as a homeschooling mom/teacher to the job at the newspaper. It’s called upselling. She can sell herself and make her experience relevant for the job she wants.
For those who still feel they have no marketable or relevant experience or skills, there are jobs out there that require absolutely nothing in the way of skills. Maybe you are fresh out of high school and need something to earn a few wages while attending college?
Maybe you haven’t been in the work force and never realized any relevant work skills? These are some of the best jobs for people with no skills: (but remember, you’ll gain skills as you stay in the workforce longer).
In the field of animal care, all you really need is a love of animals. The best part is that with many of these types of jobs, you can set your own hours.
Veterinary Assistants often have on the job training and gain experience and skills as they work. If you are fond of animals, caring for their well-being can be highly rewarding. You will learn how to best care for animals and counsel dog owners how to do the same.
Veterinary Assistants have a median annual salary of approximately $32,000 a year.
Dog Walkers need no skills, and it’s a simple job. You just have to be honest, reliable, and responsible. Of course, a love of animals is a huge plus. You can work with an agency or on your own.
You can earn $18,000 a year as a dog walker, maybe more in certain areas.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL
There are some administrative and clerical positions that are entry level and require no skills. The best thing is they often teach skills on the job and offer opportunities for growth later on.
Clerical Jobs perform light office duties. They may assist secretaries or executives by sorting mail, filing, answering the telephone, greeting clients, scheduling meetings, and restocking supplies.
The average annual salary of an entry-level clerical worker is approximately $20,000 a year.
Human Resource Assistants keep track of the important information of company employees, and assist the human resources manager in other activities involving company and employee relations.
As an entry level worker in this job, you may gain customer service experience as well as secretarial ones, which are helpful to advance on to better jobs later on.
Human Resource Assistants average a yearly salary at the entry level of about $24,000 a year.
Most jobs in retail don’t require skills beyond being able to effectively work with people, especially within a public setting. A pleasant personality is all that’s required.
Retail Salespeople work in the customer areas of a retail store. They help make the store appear presentable and neat, as well as help shoppers find what they are looking for. They may restock inventory or run a cashier and assist shoppers at checkouts.
A retail salesperson earns an average of about $16,000 a year. They may earn more, especially where incentives and bonuses are offered.
Delivery Jobs just require the ability to drive and a pleasant personality. You may work for the post office, a flower shop, a food service industry, a pharmacy, or an online portal. You will be asked to pick up an item and deliver it to an address.
Delivery drivers average about $24,000 a year but can make more if tips are generous.
SECURITY AND PROTECTION
Jobs in this field often don’t require any more than a commitment to serve and protect. You may need to be able to think quickly on your feet, and be able to handle stressful situations that may arise, but that’s about it.
Security Guards monitor premises to prevent theft, property destruction, violence or rules and safety violations. They may greet guests and tenants or respond to alarms and emergency situations.
No skills are really required, especially in this age of technology when high tech security cameras and alarm systems do a lot of the job.
Security guards earn an average of about $24,000 a year.
Police Officers have jobs that are stressful, but can be very rewarding. No real skills are required other than keeping ones’ cool in trying situations.
You might be asked to pass a background or drug test, but if your desire is to be of service to your community and protect the general public, this may be the career for you.
Salaries vary widely from state to state, from $29,000 a year to $79,000 annually.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
Some people find it very rewarding and fulfilling to work with children. If you are one of these people, then one of these jobs may be for you.
School Bus Drivers only need clean driving records as well as the absence of a criminal record. Oh, and lots of patience. The bonus is they usually only work in two short spurts a day, a couple of hours at a time. Once in the morning, driving kids to and from school, and then in the afternoon, picking them up from school and dropping them off at home. Perks are holidays off and summertime as well.
Benefits are usually good and the average annual salary is approximately $30,000.
Baby Sitters only need to like to work with children and have lots of patience. You need to be able to take care of a baby or child as if it was your own, with lots of care and love. Parents don’t look for someone who is skilled. They just want to be able to trust the person they are considering leaving their child with. If you are able to bond well with their child, that’s another step in the door.
Full time babysitters earn an average median salary of $20,000 a year.
There are many more jobs to be had for people who lack skills. Among others that made the list are librarian assistants, housekeeping, factory workers, truck drivers, entry level oilfield jobs, and more.
If you lack skills, don’t let that stop you from pursuing gainful employment. Remember, some of these positions will give you experience and help develop skills that can help for better jobs later on.
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