Bartender Resume Qualifications

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Bartender Resume Qualifications
Experience is key in obtaining a bartending job. (Serving Drinks - Red Tablecloth image by Terence Lin from

When bars or restaurants look for bartenders, they consider not only their practical knowledge of bartending but also how their personalities will contribute to the success of the business.

Bartending Experience

An employer will want to know about your bartending experience. List your previous employers, with the name of the business and employment period. Employers may distinguish between bartenders who have worked high-scale hotel bars and those who have worked in bodegas and local bars.

Knowledge of Drinks

You must have a good understanding of mixed drinks and know how to make them without looking at a recipe. If you worked at a bar where you created new drinks, add this to your qualifications.

Controlled Environment

You are responsible for any intoxicated patrons at the bar. It is your responsibility to keep all guests safe and comfortable. The employer will look for evidence that you can keep your bar area under control, including cutting off people who appear intoxicated and escorting them from the bar.


An employer may seek a bartender who can speak more than one language, especially if the bar is located in an area that tourists frequent. Include a list of the languages you speak, even if not fluently.

Social Personality

Some people only come back to the bar because of the bartender's personality. The employer will want to know about your personality, as this is a large part of the job. You are not only expected to serve the customers the requested drinks or beer, but also socialise with regular customers to keep them coming back.

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