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Finally graduating from college and making the first steps into adult life is always exciting. And terrifying.  One of the biggest concerns facing recent graduates is what to do for a living and how to land a first job.

Despite a wide array of ofers, finding a job is not always easy. There is a myth that once you have a degrefe, building your career will be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

According to a study conducted by the University of Washington, over 50% of graduates either choose jobs that don’t require degrees or remain unemployed. The research also reveals that it takes on average from three to six months to secure employment after one leaves college.

What will definitely help you on this path is having at least some prior experience. But, what if there is none?  Although it may feel overwhelming, don’t get disappointed at once. Even with no working experience, you can land a good job if you know where to look for and build an effective career-seeking strategy!

So, you have a degree, but no professional experience? In this case, we recommend looking at some of these careers that will be most demanded in 2020 and don’t require any prior occupation proof.



Solar Photovoltaic Installers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, currently, the fastest-growing occupation is a solar photovoltaic installer. According to the stats, this job is predicted to have the highest percentage of change in terms of employment between 2018 and 2028. Its growth rate is expected at 63%. This job requires only high-school education or equivalent and no prior experience. Most companies gladly provide on-site training, which makes it a good opportunity for students. 

The average salary for this occupation in 2018 was $42,680 per year. It is expected to grow further as the demand goes up.

Academic Writers and Editors

Services that offer professional academic assistance are always in a search for new talents to join their teams. There are plenty of companies that operate in the industry of academic help. Some platforms only employ writers with vast experience in the field; a good example is EssayPro

Still, there are many new platforms eager to provide opportunities to recent graduates. The biggest benefit of such a career is that it doesn’t really require any prior experience because you should already have all the skills needed.

Writing academic papers for other students can be a good start. Most importantly, such jobs pay well and are almost always remote, which means you can work from any place in the world. Sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it?! 


Wind Turbine Technicians

The second fastest-growing career, with a 57% growth rate, is a wind turbine technician. It is predicted that such roles will be of high demand in 2020 due to a growing concern related to the environment.

The average pay for this job is about $54,370, which is pretty good for the start of one's career. As a rule, employers in this industry require candidates to have a postsecondary non-degree award yet no professional experience.

Physician Assistants

For those of you looking to build careers in the healthcare industry, this opportunity is one of the best options. According to the stats, physician assistants will also be in demand in 2020, with an estimated occupation growth rate of 31%. This is much higher than average indicators. 

Normally, professional experience is not a must for such a position. However, employers in this industry are a bit pickier when it comes to candidates’ academic levels.  As a rule, you will need at least an MA degree in a relevant program to become a physician assistant. However, it is worth noting that it pays off pretty well, with an average annual salary of $108,610.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Although this career has the lowest growth rate (2%) compared to other options on this list, it will still be in high demand in 2020.

With a large worldwide business community that keeps evolving, sales representatives will remain in demand for years to come. Besides, it is worth noting that such jobs often pay well and can give young professionals a good kick-start into the future.


The Bottom Line: Top Tips for Young Career Seekers

How to secure employment after graduation if you have no experience? Choosing the right opportunities is just the first step to success.  Apart from it, grads should keep in mind several tips that can prevent their CVs from getting lost in a stack of hundreds of others.


Here are some basic ones:

  • Define your spheres of interest first;

  • In a resume, focus on your skills, knowledge, and non-professional achievements;

  • Write a strong cover letter;

  • Don’t hesitate to turn to career counseling or development services;

  • Consider work-based learning opportunities;

  • Never give up!



Finding a job in Vietnam might look difficult from overseas, but it does not have to be so if you look at the right websites.A lot of new jobs are always posted each day on the different job websites in Vietnam. So if you intend finding a job in Vietnam.  These are the websites you need to be checking and not wasting your time. 

Please note that the websites listed are in no particular order.

Vietnam Works : This is one of the biggest search engine for most expats when looking for jobs in Vietnam. The interface is easy to use, you can pick a location, categories or job title. To use the Vietnam works website, you need to create an account, click the job and click the apply button.

Finding a job in Vietnam is made easy with this website. The website is also bi-lingual with English and Vietnamese. Although expats in Vietnam can easily apply to all listed jobs, not all jobs are for expats as some companies might prefer to hire a local, but Vietnamworks have got a category for expatriates and overseas jobs, expats can browse through. 

Visit Vietnamworks here

                     Job websites in Vietnam

Careerbuilder : This is another great job site for people looking for works in Vietnam. The Careerbuilder website is a well known website in the USA, Europe, Canada and South America and other parts of Asia. The careerbuilder in Vietnam is with the .vn extension.

Careerbuilder is always with up to date information on job in Vietnam. They have easy to use interface, good navigation and it is a bi-lingual website with the English and Vietnamese language. The website allows you to register on the website or applies for job with your linkedIn or Facebook profile. Also, if you don't want to use any of those, you can apply as a non-member which makes it interesting and making it less painful with job applications.

Visit Careerbuilder here

Jobstreet: This is like the Monster.uk job site in Asia. With location in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and also in Vietnam. Jobstreet is also popular among HRs of the top brands in Vietnam and you are likely to get exclusive job contents on Jobstreet you won't find on other job site in Vietnam. 

The job website has different categories for job finders in Vietnam to pick from with its easy to use interface. Also, most companies on Jobstreet will write salary expectations for job seekers unlike most websites in Vietnam

Aside from jobs in Vietnam, some other countries recruitment agencies like Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand always use the Jobstreet Vietnam website to announce job openings at their different locations too.

Visit JobStreet Vietnam Here

ITviec : Viec in Vietnamese means jobs. So IT Viec is a simple translation of IT jobs. This website is a dedication to IT geeks/gurus out there. It only lists out jobs for IT experts/locals in Vietnam. So if you are an Information technology specialist looking for jobs in Vietnam, IT viec is one website you want to bookmark.


The website is easy to use and registration is not required. Click on a job and apply right away with your CV and cover letter. Though the cover letter section allows 500 words making it not so comfortable if you have a lot of experience you need to share with your soon-to-be employers. But if you can summarise everything in 500 words. This is a good website to use.

Visit ITviec here

Anphabe : This is the linkedin of Vietnam. It is a platform for job recruitment agencies in Vietnam to post jobs for job seekers in Vietnam. This helps both the job recruitment companies and job seekers to find a one website to connect. 

On Anphabe you can connect with a job recruiter or even send them a message. A lot of Jobs have been found via this platform. Instead of registering on all job hunting websites, try Anphabe. Some recruitment agencies on Anphabe includes : Harvey Nash, RGF executive search, Infinity human resources, Robert Walters, V.Talent, grey finders,Faro,  First alliances and Talent Viet. 

Imagine working with all head hunters on just one website. That is why you need to be on Anphabe, the social networking site for professionals in Vietnam or just like i said, The Vietnam LinkedIn.

Visit Anphabe here

PS: Anphabe does not let you delete your profile once you sign up with them, so If you decides to move on, and not have your profile on Anphabe, you can't delete it, it shows up on Google, and if you e-mail them, you probably won't get a response..

A lot of people complained about this, and had edited there name with spammy names like "Delete This" "I hate you", we have also confirmed this trend,  and we had to call Anphabe office in Saigon, the profile is still online.

Careerlink : Another trusted website among job seekers is the Careerlink website. The website is popular among locals and foreigners in Thailand and Cambodia is also used by locals here in Vietnam. Most classified on this website contains work from companies around Vietnam, though most are jobs for locals, but expats are free to apply and might be called upon if their services is needed.

The website is also available in both English and Vietnamese and popular with HRs, Job openings are both in English and Vietnamese. 

Visit Careerlink here


Some Other Worthy Mentions Are

Expat-blogsThis website lists out job ads for expats and locals. Though not a lot of job ads on this website, but you might hit gold if you keep checking at this website. Also, if you are looking for jobs as expats, you can post on this website hopefully await an employer call.

LinkedInLinkedIn is a website known to professionals around the world. This website is a place you can get job ads for highly skilled jobs from top brands and companies in Vietnam. If you don't know LinkedIn, you might need a lot of things to learn in life.

FacebookFacebook though a social networking website might be another best website to get things up and running if you are visiting or thinking of working in Vietnam. If you plan on working in Vietnam, try finding a group of that particular city you planned to stay. Popular city includes Hanoi, Danang, Haiphong, Saigon, Vung Tau and many others.

Did we miss out any websites in the list? Do you have more suggestion,please write it out to be looked into and added to the list