Register Login

How do I get My First Job without any SAP Experience?

Updated Aug 03, 2018

This is a general question asked on Forums, how do I get my first job without any SAP experience ?

My advice to you is the same advice that has been given to many times to freshers I took this advice and it work for me.

The followings are the steps I took, I hope it will work for you.


I decided to get an HR admin job(YES an admin job ), with a company using SAP as their HR System
The pay was lower than my usually IT salary.

Step 2:

Immediately I started with the company, I quickly use the opportunity to develop my SAP knowledge from theory to hands-on experience.

I encourage my colleagues and everyone to give me all the SAP job that they do not like, (Most of them were so glad)
e.g Restructures, Reporting, and checking and correcting errors. Daily exemption reports. Data Validation etc
Working extras hours after getting home to sharpen my skills.

Read here 20 Tips and Tricks to Crack Jobs in SAP

Step 3:

Within 3 months of being with the organisation, my manager was very very pleased that I was able to bridge the knowledge gap. This was a big issue before I started as most of the users, and some of my colleagues just find some aspects of SAP challenging, even though they have been trained. SAP is not for everyone, Some people just dislike SAP

Step 4:

Effort rewarded, salary increment, promotion to a new role and invitation to be part of the Current Live SAP project ( I was over the moon)

Step 5:

As a fresher, you need to work your way from the BOTTOM up. You will definitely be rewarded, if you are focused, determined, Reliable and passionate about SAP and also prepare to work very very hard, nothing will stop you from achieving your SAP Dream


This is a warning to all freshers, PLEASE DO NOT LIE on your CV, I am currently sitting with very experienced consultants on a LIVE project. If you do not know your stuff, you will shorten your career in one day and damage your reputation.

Read here 5 Shortcuts for Fresher to become an Expert SAP Consultant


  • 07 Oct 2009 4:01 pm Guest

    thanks for the advise.

    i am a certified sap hr consultant. i am looking for an opening in sap hr. i am in usa and willing to relocate any where in usa.

    most importantly i dont want to lie in my resume. so i am finding it difficult to find any job.

    you seem like the right person to ask this question. can u please help me here.

    where should i start, how do i approach companies in US.



  • 28 May 2013 6:23 pm Guest
    its impossible to find job without experience
  • 27 Jul 2013 4:33 pm Guest
    It,s IT company who made market where we only think for fake experience even if sap jobs are not available for fresher than SAP should stop certification for some time.
  • 17 Oct 2013 11:09 am Guest
    Hi to all , I have been worked for a newly established company for 1 year , However due to some financial reasons that company has been shutdown. They failed to provide any live project during that period. So, please help me to take the next step in my career.
    Thanks in advance to all.
  • 28 Feb 2018 12:38 am Guest

    I fully agree. It is just impossible. Our friend case may be a  success one. But that is not the rule. In Canada- from where I am ,it is just not possible to crack a first job. They demand 3 to 5 years. And another confusion is whether to be certified or not. I am not certified. But when I checked up with the certified friend, he is depressed. Even he could not get a job. Only Quick book, Sage rules the roost.