35 Highest Paying Jobs with No Experience
Simon Sinek, business leadership guru , and founder of the ‘’What’s your Why” concept, often relays this message during his leadership and management seminars: “You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.”
As a youngster who perhaps just finished high school or a proud recent graduate, do you sometimes feel a bit fed up and despondent following decline notifications from your numerous job applications?
It’s a bit of a conundrum right: Can’t find a job because they want to experience, can’t gain experience before finding a job. Moreover, so the circle moves around and around: send application, get rejected, send another application, get declined as if the repeat button just never stops!
Fortunately, it’s all entirely up to you to make it stop. Instead of focussing on securing the perfect opportunity, aim to find the right opportunity for right now. Gain experience and start earning a living. The job-seeking journey is always easier when you have employment status listed as currently working instead of unemployed at the moment.
Social Media Coordinator or Manager
Social media coordinators and managers are responsible for managing a company or individual’s social media presence. That can mean the big four (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter). It can also mean developing more nascent channels like Snap, TikTok, and Pinterest.
A social media coordinator is an individual contributor role and is typically entry-level. A social media manager handles more strategy and has direct reports. Going from a coordinator to manager is one path in a traditional company structure. Fortunately, both are usually remote-friendly, especially once you’ve mastered project management software like Trello, Basecamp, Asana, or Notion.
First, she got a little experience by volunteering to help influencers she admired. Then she told friends what she was looking for. This got her an introduction to an owner of a small agency. She pitched herself and got the job.
Tips to land these remote jobs with no experience
- If you have ZERO experience, start with free courses. I recommend HubSpot’s social media and social media advertising programs.
- Build up your experience. If you need to build your skills, start working with gig agencies like ICUC and 99 Dollar Social. These are lower-paying gigs. For now, get the reps. Money comes later.
- Hone your skills. Work on your copy and design skills. Focus on tools like Canva, Figma, and Photoshop. Improve your ability to analyze data, so you can speak to the results your campaigns drive.
- DM small- to mid-sized influencers. A social media manager is a typical first hire for a small- to mid-sized influencer building their business. They need organized, self-directed people who can handle creative project management. Look for influencers with 5,000 to 10,000 followers who are actively promoting their business. Reach out via DM, using the script above.
- Level-up to bigger clients. Companies and individuals of all shapes and sizes need help with their social media presence: your local chiropractor, restaurants, giant banking companies, etc. Leverage your experience into jobs with bigger clients.