Sometimes You Don't Need Experience: 5 Tips on How to Find a Job with Very Little Training

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Right now there are 7.3 million job openings in the United States. These opportunities have made the market ripe for people that want to switch careers.

Are you considering a career shift but don't want to get bogged down with years of school?

Fortunately, many rewarding careers don't require much job training!

Below, we offer five tips to find and land some of those awesome positions.

1. Consider Your Passion

Whenever you're looking for a new career, you want to let your passion guide which positions you apply for.

If you apply for jobs that offer financial incentives but aren't a good fit for you, you're not going to give your employer your best performance. On top of that, once the euphoria of making good money wears off, you'll feel unfulfilled.

Figure out what you like to do and keep that in the back of your mind as you go through your employment options.

2. Create a Shortlist of Careers That Require Minimal Job Training

Now that you have a rough idea of what you'd like to do, it's time to check out the job market to see which opportunities best align with your needs and wants.

There are a ton of jobs that require little training available right now. Some of the most popular positions include:

  • Sales Representatives
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Legal Assistants
  • Security Guards
  • Truck Drivers
  • Landscapers

That list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of what possibilities are out there.

3. Consider Your Needs

As you develop a shortlist of possible jobs, consider what your needs are.

How much money do you need to make? How many days per week are you available to work?

Recognizing which of your needs are non-negotiable should help you to eliminate jobs from your search.

4. Reach Out to Five People in Each Profession That You Like

Networking will help you discover job openings and get your foot in the door in your preferred career.

Our recommendation is to go on LinkedIn or other career websites and message five people in each of the professions that you're considering breaking into.

Ask them to tell you about their job, how they broke into it, and what they recommend you do if you'd like to follow in their footsteps.

5. Apply

Armed with your insights and newfound professional network, start looking for openings in your desired field and applying.

Be sure to follow up with people you know at the company you're applying to and don't get discouraged if you don't get hired right away.

With a little persistence, you'll be working in no time!

Find Your Dream Job Today!

Finding a rewarding career that doesn't require much job training might seem tough, but by following these tips, you'll discover great opportunities and get a fulfilling job that you enjoy.

For more advice on how to do all the things that you've always wanted to do, check out more of the "how-to" content on our site.


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