Best Paying Jobs with No Experience Required

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Discover some of the best jobs you can get with no experience and our top tips for a successful job hunt.


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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

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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.

Shelf Filler

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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.

Fruit Picker

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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 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.

If your job hunt is taking a little longer than expected, a small cash loan might help you stay on top of bills and other expenses in the meantime. Find a Solution Today! with our short-term finance specialists.

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.



Ordered by the Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court of Australia has found that Cigno Australia Pty Ltd (Cigno Australia) and BSF Solutions Pty Ltd (BSF Solutions) have breached the law by engaging in unlicensed credit activity and charging prohibited fees.

In the period from July 2022 to 3 October 2023, over 100,000 consumers have been lent a total of $34 million, and charged fees of over $70 million, under the ‘No Upfront Charge Loan Model’ operated by BSF Solutions and Cigno Australia. At no time has either BSF Solutions or Cigno Australia held an Australian Credit Licence.

The Court also found that Mark Swanepoel (director of Cigno Australia) and Brenton James Harrison (director of BSF Solutions) were involved in these breaches of the law.

With effect from 24 May 2024, the Court has granted permanent injunctions preventing Cigno Australia and BSF Solutions from:

  • demanding, receiving or accepting fees or charges, including amounts of loan principal, from consumers in relation to credit provided under the ‘No Upfront Charge Model’; and
  • engaging in further credit activity pursuant to the ‘No Upfront Charge Loan Model’, including by entering into new agreements with consumers, for so long as they do not hold an Australian Credit Licence.

Cigno Australia was ordered by the Court to, by 5th July 2024, send written communications to consumers who between July 2022 and December 2022 entered into agreements with Cigno Australia and BSF Solutions under the ‘No Upfront Charge Loan Model’.

The Court will later determine whether (among other things) Cigno Australia and Mark Swanepoel ought to pay a pecuniary penalty in respect of this conduct, and whether Mark Swanepoel should be restrained from carrying on a business engaging in credit activity.

Cigno Australia, BSF Solutions, Mr Swanepoel and Mr Harrison intend to appeal the decision of the Court and have filed an application for leave to appeal. If the appeal is successful, some or all of the orders of the Federal Court of Australia may be set aside.

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