Many of our candidates have found that their jobs have been redefined, or that they are simply considering a complete shift in their career path because of the change brought on by COVID-19 over the past 18 months.
Fortunately, with change comes opportunity and growth, and Gulf Connexions has seen huge increases in demand for certain jobs over the past few months. The requirements have grown significantly across a series of roles and different sectors since Q2 of this year. A number of these exciting opportunities don’t require candidates to have a formal qualification.
If you have decided that you are going to seriously consider a change, below are a few in-demand jobs where formal qualifications are not essential.
If being creative with products and display layouts interests you, you might make a great Merchandiser. Vacancies are up significantly in this area, which entails planning, coordinating, and installing promotional displays in retail stores. Many people naturally progress to this career after working as a Sales Assistant. Merchandisers don’t require formal qualifications, but having a Diploma of Visual Merchandising) may be advantageous.
Retail Sales Assistant:
Do you consider yourself a people person? Do you enjoy interacting with others? If so then a role as a Retail Sales Assistant could be the perfect role for you. This role requires working in shops and providing an exceptional customer experience by greeting customers, establishing their needs and helping them to find products. If you are an organised individual, and have great communication skills couple with attention to detail then you have the ideal qualities of a successful Retail Sales Assistant.
Dental Assistants are in demand! Sometimes referred to as Dental Nurses, Dental Assistants prepare patients for their dental examinations and assist Dental Practitioners with instruments, treatments and X-rays. There’s no formal training required, however completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting or Certificate IV in Dental Assisting at an accredited institution can increase your job prospects.
Retail Store Manager:
If you look at yourself and know that you are a great communicator, enjoy mentoring and motivating others, then you could make an excellent Retail Store Manager. This role involves being responsible for the smooth operation of a store, and communicating and achieving financial objectives such as sales goals with staff members. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who likes to work with and lead a team.
This is a role where hard work truly pays off. Sales Consultants sell goods, services or products to consumers, retail clients or wholesale customers, usually with a commission involved. Sales Consultants may work in a variety of environments including retail, technology, real estate, automotive and telecommunications.
If you are the type of person that like to work independently and enjoy driving, consider becoming a Delivery Driver. Delivery Drivers transport items to businesses or the public and in addition to their time behind the wheel are often responsible for loading and unloading goods. You’ll need be a trustworthy individual who is also reliable with safe driving skills, but there are no formal qualifications required for this role—other than the appropriate drivers licence.
Warehouse Store person:
Consider this role if you are physically fit and able to lift, carry and move items around a large space. Warehouse Store people are in high demand, so if you’re interested in working as part of a team to receive, store and deliver goods this could be a great role for you. Warehouse Storepeople commonly use forklifts to load and unload trucks, so a forklift licence is highly valued.
If you are the type of person that finds looking after others rewarding, this kind of work could be ideal for you. Personal Carers play a valuable role in supporting vulnerable individuals. As a Personal Carer, you’ll provide help with daily tasks that range from administering medication and assisting with household duties, to providing support with bathing and eating. It is possible to work as a Personal Carer without formal qualifications, but some employers require a vocational qualification such as a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015).
With so many different careers being reshaped right now, it’s little wonder that the requirement for Employment Consultants are up. In this role you help people who are unsure what to do with their careers, or people who have been out of the workforce or who require specialist support. Formal qualifications aren’t required for Employment Consultants, but you’ll need strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ideally have experience in a customer-facing role.
Whether you need to explore options for finding a job immediately or you’re just interested to know what’s out there in the market for making a change, the roles in this list cover a wide range of skills, background and interests.