When you apply for a job as a bartender, especially at a nice restaurant or a hot new club in town, there may be a great deal of competition for the job. A good bartender resume can help you stand out from the crowd and can help you make a good impression on your potential employer.
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Start with your contact info. This should be in the header. Include your full name, address and phone number (land line or cell or both). You may also want to include an e-mail address so that it will be easy for your potential employer to contact you.
List your education. If you have a college degree include it here, but it is most important to list if you have relevant and related education. If you have taken a bartender training course or seminars on mixology or even community college classes about wine or mixing drinks, list those courses.
List your experience. You should start by listing experience directly relevant to bar tending, such as past bartending jobs. If you don't have specific bartending experience you can include other related jobs such as jobs in food service, a position as a waiter or waitress or any other relevant jobs. You may want to include both an explanation of what you did there and a description of the place, so the manager can get an idea not only of what you can do but also of where you are comfortable working.
Mention any special skills that are relevant. This includes other languages you may speak or anything else that might come in handy to the manager of the bar. For example, if it is a music club, your background in music might be relevant, while if you are in a bilingual area you may want to mention your fluency in both languages.
Proofread, spellcheck and format your resume. You want your grammar to be correct and you want your resume to be simple and easy to read. It can be helpful to use bullet points, bold text or other organizational that make it easy for an employer to find information at a glance. Remember, this is your chance to make a strong impression and you want this resume to be the best reflection of who you are. You also don't want to overwhelm the manager or give her too much to read, so keep the resume to around one page in length.
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