wikiHow to Get a Job As a Waiter, Waitress or Server

There are a ton of restaurants out there, but not all of them are the same. You need to find out which restaurant will be the best for you and then secure a job at that specific location. It's much harder than blanketing resumes across town, but it is much more rewarding.

Steps

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    Build a creative and attractive resume. You want it to stand out enough that the managers will remember you, but be subtle enough that it still looks like a resume.
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    Pick the top 5 restaurants you would want to work at. Go in to each restaurant during the busiest times and look at the customers and the servers and get a feel for the demographic.
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    Ask the staff members what it is like to work there and how the management is to work for.
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    Bring in your resume during the least busy hours (best time is between lunch and dinner shift at 3:00 - 4:00) and get it into the hands of a manager, not a host.
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    Get an interview on the spot, or
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    Continue to come in and make an appearance twice a week to get your face recognized.
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    Persistently follow up with the Managers in person, if you are not hired within a month, move on.

Tips

  • Always act, look, and be professional.
  • Personalize your cover letter to that specific restaurant
  • Don't be shy, always be outgoing.
  • Ask specific questions about the restaurant (what is your staff like? what kind of customers do you get here?)
  • Be persistent
  • Dress up nice when you take in your resume.

Warnings

  • Do not give your resume to a host and leave. If the manager is busy, leave and come back.

Things You'll Need

  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Nice Clothes
  • Confidence

Sources and Citations

  • themilliondollarserver.com

Article Info

Categories: Hospitality