How to find that First job in SAP? I am certified but no experience.

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Hi, I am certified in ERP -SAP R/3 6.0 (SD) from from a reputed SAP trining provider in India for almost an year but no luck with job. I am an BE, Computer Engg, MBA and I have 3+ yrs of experience in Wealth Management, relationship Management, Retail Management, Channel Management, new business development and Market Analysys. Can anyone help how to get that first Job when every other job is asking for some years of SAP direct experience? Thank you for your insight in advance.

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Hi ,
I think the answer you got is the right thing first start to dirt your hands
by elivating your self in social networking sites as a free alnceing SAP-SD consultent and do not forget to tell your past 3+ experecnce in SD side and in Fiance side which may help you a lot .

All the very Best

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  • JennyMack
    Hi there, I'm partial to Jgunja's advice -- you might also want to take some time to browse around our SAP Careers tag -- there are several members with questions like yours, and many answers to be found. Good luck! Jenny Community Manager
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  • Kevin Beaver
    It's all about hands-on experience and who knows you. So get your hands dirty via volunteer work, internships, playing around on your own systems (which may prove difficult for SAP), and get out there and network. Here are some TechTarget articles I've written on the subject of IT careers that may help.
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  • 3042517
    What kind of Job are you looking for? One where you would be an SAP user, or one where you would be an IT specialist (either as an employee or a consultant)? In your posting you mentioned they were asking for direct experience with SAP but I couldn't tell if that was from the user side or the IT side. If it's as a user and you have no experience you'll have to explain your way around that in the interview. by saying you have the business skills and would only need to learn how that specific company uses SAP. In this case the certification would help because at least you've been exposed to SAP. If it's as an IT specialist, I'd start looking at some of the consulting companies (deloitte, accenture, cognizant) as they often have entry level consulting positions for people with little or no experience. They work you hard but you'll pick up alot of knowledge because they generally put the junior people on projects with senior consultants to help in their learning. After a few years of that you'll have enough experience to jump to another company if you wanted. The truth is that the certification is just a starting point and in my opinion carries very little weight in hiring decisions. With the exception of the consulting companies most companies looking for SAP talent are looking for experience over certification. Hope this helps.
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