How to Describe the Duties of a Waitress on Your Resume

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How to Describe the Duties of a Waitress on Your Resume
A waitress can have an impressive resume. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

A professional waitress can embellish her resume to highlight her relevant skills and experience just like any other professional. If you take your career as a waitress seriously, then you can make a good living working for classy restaurants and bringing home hundreds of dollars each week in tips. However, the first thing you need to do is learn to describe the duties you've had as a waitress effectively on your professional resume.

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    Include all the waitress jobs you've had in the "Relevant Experience" or "Professional Experience" section of your resume.

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    Add details about each job, such as the dates you were employed, the establishment you worked for and the location of the establishment.

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    Make a list of all the job duties you've had in your career on a separate sheet of paper. For a waitress, this can include things like greeting guests, taking orders, memorising specials, preparing select dishes at the table, assisting with customer celebrations, clearing tables and using a computer system.

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    Reword the top three to five job duties for each waitress position to fit better with a resume format. Start each one with an action verb and add the outcome of the job duty when possible. For example, "memorising specials," could be rewritten as "Memorized and tested all specials to effectively communicate and suggest complementary drinks and appetizers to customers."

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