To some extent, entry as a fresher is a bit hard. We can not say blindly like an entry into SAP FICO as a fresher is hard as there are many factors behind it.
I could see more no. of successful consultants promoted from SAP End-User/Having good knowledge in the business floor/gradual improvements from the lower level to higher in SAP Consulting without SAP FICO certification, in the same way, there are no. of Certified profiles, still hunting for a job. This clearly says, having a little knowledge & Certification is not all help you to grab the job t needs continuous effort in several areas from communication skills to business understandings along with Configuration skills.