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How to Get a Job In a Bar

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How to Get a Job In a Bar

How To Get a Job In A Bar

Working in a bar can be a heck of a lot of fun. You get the chance to work in an awesome social environment, earn a decent income, deal with a variety of customers, make new friends and often earn extra money through tips.

Okay, so if you are looking for a job in a bar, here are some tips that might help:

  • Visit bars and restaurants within your area and inquire for job vacancies in person.  Most of the time, it helps to apply in person rather than sending your application and resume online.  This way, you get the chance to personally talk to the manager or supervisor to introduce yourself and show your initiative.
  • Browse job search websites.  There are many websites that post career advertisements which has job openings for those who want to work as a bartender in a bar, hotel, nightclub or restaurant. When applying for a job vacancy, it is always best to submit your most updated resume and a impressive cover letter. But a bit of a heads up, after years of management and receiving hundreds of job applications, make sure the first and second page have the most relevant information on them. Managers don’t have time to read page 5 of your resume which highlights your skills and experience so keep that on page one and two.
  • Gain some experience by working as a volunteer or trainee.  Experience is a great advantage if you want to work as a bartender.  If you are new to this industry, it is ideal to spend some time learning the duties, responsibilities and skills of a bartender so perhaps offer to do a couple of shifts on your own time – it will usually pay off.
  • Learn how to create cocktail drinks through a bartending course or school.  Bartending courses from reputable institutions will teach you skills, techniques and strategies and give you confidence when you apply for a job.
  • If you plan to work in any state in Australia, an RSA certificate is a mandatory requirement for those working in an environment that provides alcohol. An RSA course will educate you in the important information on how to serve alcohol responsibly, such as how to prevent alcohol intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking.  Having this certification before you start your job will make a big difference in your job application, if you need more information about completing an RSA Online then find out more information here.
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