Looking for a quick and easy source of income? Australia offers several casual jobs that’ll give your bank account a serious boost – and the best part is they don’t require formal qualifications or years of experience.
Discover some of the best jobs you can get with no experience and our top tips for a successful job hunt.
If you’re not averse to spray and wipe, working as a domestic or commercial cleaner is a great way to earn good money in a hands-on environment.
Most cleaners work for a cleaning company. There’s a chance you can make more money working for yourself, but you might find it more difficult to get work in the first place.
Cleaners make an average of $26 per hour in Australia.
Retail Sales Assistant
Are you a people person? Being good with customers is half the job of a retail sales assistant. In this role, you’ll give people advice on items, respond to questions and complaints, process transactions and make sure items look presentable.
Retail sales assistants work in a wide range of areas, from footwear and clothing to furniture and electronics.
Retail sales assistants make an average of $25 per hour in Australia. Many workers receive penalty rates (or higher pay rates) when they work on weekends and public holidays.
If you’d like to stock shelves without the customer interaction, a role as a shelf filler (also known as a shelf stacker or ‘night filler’) could be a great fit for you.
Shelf fillers usually work after the shop has closed to fill shelves with merchandise. They mostly work in grocery stores to restock and face shelves on a nightly basis. Because they work during the night, they don’t need the communication skills of a retail sales worker. Some even work while they listen to music or podcasts.
Shelf fillers make an average of $22 per hour in Australia.
Picking fruit uses a bit of elbow grease, so while you don’t need qualifications or experience, you will need to be pretty fit.
It might be a repetitive job, but it’s an easy way to make some decent coin if you want to work outside and use your hands. Just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap!
Fruit pickers make an average of $21.60 per hour in Australia.
5 Quick Tips for Getting the Best Jobs That Require No Experience
Once you’ve chosen the role that’s right for you, it’s time to make yourself as employable as possible with these tips:
1. Tailor Your Resumé to the Job
Make sure you read the job description and highlight the skills you have that relate to that role. For example, if you’re applying to work as a retail sales assistant, you’ll want to focus on your great communication skills.
2. Create a Professional Email Address
We’ve all had embarrassing email addresses in our time. It’s time to give I_luv_puppies@example.com the flick and create a more professional email address to add to your contact information.
3. Make Your Social Media Recruiter-Friendly
In this day and age, chances are every hiring manager or recruiter will check out your social media accounts. Make sure you remove anything you wouldn’t want your new boss to see (or put your account on private) before you send your resumé out.
4. Tap into Your Network
Sometimes it’s who you know, not what you know, that can land you a job. If you know someone who works at a company that interests you, it can’t hurt to put your feelers out and see if there are any positions going there (and ask for a great referral!).
5. Get Personal
It’s so easy to simply attach your resumé to a job ad online these days that we sometimes forget how big an impression a personalised email or phone call can make.
If you’ve applied to a job online, following up with an email or phone call can show you’re serious and keen about the job, and it can also be a good chance to show your personality a little more.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that Cigno Loans’ articles do not replace advice from an accountant or financial advisor. All information provided is intended to be used as a guide only, as it does not take into account your personal financial situation or needs. If you require assistance, it is recommended that you consult a licensed financial or tax advisor.