Are you a waitress looking for a new job? Do you want to have a leg up on the competition so that you get the job you want without much trouble? There are many things to consider when applying for a restaurant job and one of them is having a waitress resume. This is one way to get the edge over your competition, but how do you write one?
Since you are applying for a customer service position as a waitress or waiter you will know right off the bat that the restaurant is going to be looking for friendly faces to take care of their guests. You need to portray this in your application, resume, and your appearance.
I have been waiting tables and bartending for about 12 years and I almost always get hired within the first 5 places I apply. There are reasons why and sometimes I wonder why I seem to be able to put myself above the competition so easily.
First, always dress at least one step above the uniform you will be wearing. Dress like you are going to interview at a bank. Guys need to wear a tie and girls a nice business outfit.
Second, always have a resume on hand. This gives you something to work with when filling the application out and it also give the potential employer the information they need to make a good decision about interviewing you. Plus it looks very professional and shows that you put forth an effort.
Third, write your resume in a professional manner. Include your most recent 3 employers, 2 to 4 good references, contact information, and any education or training you have received that relates. You should also include a little information about what you did at past employers, any promotions you were give, and any awards you won.
Last, always apply in person when possible. Make sure to go when the restaurant will be slow, take your waitress resume, and fill out an application. Then, make sure you get to personally hand the application to a manager and ask when you can meet for an interview. They will either interview you on the spot, set up a time, or tell you they are fully staffed.