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Interviews always make me nervous even though I have numerous restaurant experiences.
You should search for restaurant cuisine before going to an interview.
Refresh your memory for wine and alcohol knowledge.
Find your BASSET (alcohol handling) and ServSafe (food handling) certifications.
Refresh your memory for the last two position responsibilities and skill sets you used in your job.
Dressed professionally and smile!
Common restaurant interview questions:
Tell me about yourself
The best answer to this question is by walking through your resume and explaining your duties and responsibilities in your previous jobs.
Can you tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer? How did you handle it?
We have all dealt with rude and difficult customers before. All you need to show in your story is that you handled the situation be calmed and respectfully.
Why do you want to work at this restaurant?
You need always research the executive chef, cuisine, and nominations. Based on your search you should create your answer to it.
Can you tell me about a mistake you've made on the job and how you handled it?
Nobody wants to do mistakes in the perfect world! But we are not living in that perfect world. All they want is to see how you learn from your mistakes and solve the problem.
These are what I remembered about the restaurant interview process and questions. Please, share your experience with a comment with us.
My response for why I want to work at a place I usually answer with is because I want to work at a place where the staff is happy as are the guests, a place I feel welcome at . I go to work in a good mood I like to leave the same way. I go to work bust my butt and go home I’m beyond the age of playing games.
Show up with a good attitude, keep your shoulders back, your head up. Look people in the eyes and answer questions. Keep your answers short and to the point. Do not expect to be president of the company within a month. Work your way to the top. You can do this. Pray.
I'm a HUGE music lover and need it to keep me energized! What are some songs, bands and/or playlists that get you motivated to start the work day? One of my favorite songs to get me in a good headspace in the morning is "Brighter" by Rufus du Sol.
For me it's "Levitating" by Dua Lipa
Like many, I hate talking about myself so any time I have to pump myself up and talk about the great things I've done to deserve the job, I grimace. I do much better with practical questions, like "tell me about a time/situation when/where you experienced X and how you resolved/reacted?".
Working at home IS a job! Stay at home parents, have hard huge job, my work will never compare, honestly. There 8s a ton of things that you can relate from home to work outside the home. Ie relationship management. Organizational skills, budgeting, etc
Manual is the best choice. I think in my opinion automatics fall on there face when hauling heavier loads.
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If you have experience playing sports in high school, you may love a position as a Busser or a Dishwasher! These are great ways to start at a Restaurant, and somewhat physically demanding jobs. ⛹️🧑🍳 🧼 🍽 With both, the Restaurant will train you in their own ways of doing things, and hopefully give you the instructions you need to how to do your job correctly. 📝💓🗒
As a Busser it is likely you’ll start with smaller tasks, like clearing dirty plates and glasses and taking them back to the Dish Pit. 🍴 When washing dishes, you’ll often be trained by another dishwasher and also should be able to figure out the job pretty intuitively. 🍽 🥣 🧼🧽
Another great place to start in the Front of the House for a first timer, would be as a Hostess! 🥰 Being a Hostess at a local Restaurant can be a wonderful role for a teen that doesn’t have a lot of time to put into work, and needs a job they can do without many special skills. 🤩 I’ve worked with a lot of high schoolers who were in this role before, and they usually found the job to be a good fit for them and their schedules. You just need a friendly attitude, and a desire to help patrons to their tables! Someone who has engaged with a lot of extracurricular activities or is a very extraverted people person could thrive in this position! 🙋♀️ 🏫 📆
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I love the interaction with others. It makes me feel like I am not alone experiencing a tough job market.
Question.… anyone know what to do if you have an ex friend who works as a pharmacist at the CVS you pick up prescriptions at.… this friend posed a picture of my medications for my health online of Facebook. Can I get her fired and press charges? How does this all work?she violated at patient - doctor confidentiality law, right? She straight up admitted to my face that it was her that posted it. I’m sure it’s on camera somewhere in the security footage. Someone please HELP 😭😭
Yep- she violated HIPPA