If you peruse through a newspaper, you will notice that almost all the jobs being featured in the paper require some professional experience except a few which are very competitive. As a graduate, it’s very frustrating to discover that out of 100 job vacancies not even one requires your skills simply because you don’t have relevant experience.
Modern employers have developed a negative attitude towards fresh graduates, they don’t want to waste energy and resources to train fresh graduates; instead they go for experienced professionals whose impact is felt as soon as possible. They more than 20,000 graduates are left to move from office to office begging for jobs even without pay.
If you are keen enough, you would notice that some jobs are suitable for fresh graduates but it depends on the jobseeker’s level of aggressiveness and professional network. Below we discuss jobs which don’t require professional experience in Kenya.
- Graduate trainees/Management Trainee
Graduate Trainee positions are purely for graduates with zero or little experience. In fact, job seekers with experience are turned away simply because they are over qualified. One of the best things about this position is that if a job seeker has stayed unemployed more than two years after graduation, chances of getting the job are very slim; the fresher you are the better.
- Audit Juniors
There are high chances that this position is for fresh graduates or professionals with at most one year of experience. Audit firms have a tendency of employing fresh graduates and giving them this title.
- Sales Executives/Direct Sales Executives
Direct Sales Executives are mostly employed in banks like Kenya Commercial Bank, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and Barclays Bank of Kenya. The jobs are given to fresh graduates who are ready to do any job to make ends meet. The position attracts a salary of Ksh20, 000-Ksh30, 000
- Front Office/customer service
You can easily find a job as a Customer Care Executive with absolutely zero work experience. The position requires someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills-experience is not necessary.
All internships require either zero work experience or university students who are in vacation to do assignments, especially field work.
This position requires someone with specific height, perfect health and someone who is upright. Every year, the Kenyan government recruits Kenyans without prior experience on security and defense. To be recruited as Army Officer or Police Trainee, a university degree is not necessary.
- Air Hostess
Air Hostess work in Aviation industry where they ensure travellers are comfortable throughout their journey. To be Air Hostess you need some training in Aviation but you can easily get a job without work experience.
If you have searched for a job for a long time without success, you can offer to volunteer in major organizations where you are not paid any money. Some popular institutions you can knock for the available opportunities include Kenya Red Cross Society, Amref Flying Doctors, International Red Cross Society and United Nations.