Work after matric

When you only have matric, jobs might seem scarce. There is a range of work options to choose from after matric. Here is a list of jobs that don’t require higher level training:

Jobs that don’t require higher level training.

  • Promotions for brands or venues 
  • Au-pair
  • Sales assistant 
  • Tutor
  • Data capturing or secretarial jobs 
  • Driver (you must have a driver’s licence)
  • Factory worker
  • Cleaning staff
  • Personal assistant 
  • Cashier 
  • Call centre agent 

Tips to help you find a job after matric

Keep in mind that finding a job, is your job. It might not come easy and you might become demotivated. Stay positive, keep searching and work hard, there is a job out there for you. Here a few tips to help you find a job after matric.


Confidence can take you a long way. It is important that you believe in yourself. Your confidence will reflect in your interview. Being confident shows your employer that you can get the job done. 

Get your CV in order

Make sure your CV is simple and clear. Your potential employer should understand your CV. At the same time,  your CV should be interesting enough to read. For more on how to create a killer CV,  click here.


Volunteering is a great way to put yourself out there. It helps you gain experience and gives you the opportunity to network. Volunteering for a company might work in your favour as they may hire you.

Beware of social media

Your social media has an effect on your chances of employment. Beware of the things you put up on your social media. Your potential employer might look you up on social media before they interview or hire you.


Make sure the people you know are aware that you are looking for a job. Even when you meet new people, let them know you are looking. You should not beg them for a job but simply add it in the conversation. Who knows? They might just know your future employer.

Be realistic

You can’t be a doctor without a medical degree a lawyer without law degree. Be realistic in looking for a job. Apply for jobs that do not need a specific qualification or a lot of experience. Some jobs simply require good ethics and hard work. 

Getting further education and training

A short course can do wonders for your CV. It shows your potential employer that you are hard-working. It also shows that you take personal responsibility over your education.

Some businesses offer their employees free short courses. If you find yourself in a company that offers free courses? grab the opportunity. 

Author: Omega Fumba 

Date Published: 4 August 2020