How to get a Job with No Experience

How to get a job with no experience

When I was 16 the only official job that I could get was dishwashing at an Italian restaurant. If you are below the age of 16 or just straight out of college, it’s possible that you will qualify for similar lack luster positions. The good news is that there are more opportunities now than ever. Why set up a lemonade stand when you can sell lemons on eBay? If you don’t want to sell anything, you can try something else, like valeting. It’s a great way to earn cash, especially when you’re just starting out. I list a few other suggestions that may be useful, but you might be interested in my previous blog about the 10 Best Careers without a 4-year degree.

Look For Jobs That Don’t Require Experience.

If you want to land a job without experience, you should focus on finding jobs that require less than five years of work experience. These positions include:

Job Title Average Salary
customer service representatives$54,125
retail sales associates$44,631

You’ll find that employers are willing to hire newbies if they know that they can train them into qualified workers. If you are not excited about those cushy indoor jobs then you may be suited for outdoor jobs like landscaping, painting, or pressure washing. All of those outdoor jobs require some sort of experience, but most of us have done one of these things as a chore at some point.

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Outdoor Jobs for Beginners: What Are They? How Do I Find Them?

These outdoor jobs are great for anyone who wants to enjoy nature while earning money. They include working in agriculture, landscaping, fishing, hunting, and much more.


Farmers’ assistants help with tasks such as planting seeds, weeding, harvesting crops, and other agricultural activities. You might also find yourself helping out at a farmers market or grocery store. If you would like more information on how to start farming, click here.


If you enjoy spending time outdoors, consider becoming an assistant to a farmer. This job requires little training and offers plenty of opportunities to learn new skills.


A landscaper works with plants and flowers to beautify homes and businesses. This job typically requires that you work in the heat, so it is important to stay hydrated. You can start mowing lawns today by going to They connect you with local homeowners who need that grass cut in your area.


If you love fishing, then you should consider becoming a fisherman. There are several ways to become a fisherman. One of them is to go out into the ocean and catch fish. Another way is to go out onto land and catch fish. If you are feeling adventurous and really want to get out of your comfort zone, head over to Alaska, where you can find plenty of fishing jobs. The O’Hara team would be glad to have you aboard.

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