Front-of-the-house workers make their money on tips. It is a smart move to research restaurants before applying for a job.
To read restaurant reviews and check their rate on Google and Yelp. Since I have been working in restaurants, it is easy to understand which reviews are real and which are not.
Don’t judge the restaurant by the cover! I was dining a couple of times and I saw that the restaurant was busy on weekdays for dinner and lunch. After I started working there, the restaurant had over stuff. Even though the restaurant was busy, we weren't making money.
It is always good to check out the restaurant on different days and times, but I recommend you talk with workers and ask them how much they make on average days and weeks.
If you know someone who has already worked there, it is a great source for learning about the job. Your person informs you downside and how much money the average making in a week. Also, the person recommends you for the job, which helps you get the job faster.
How would you find a new restaurant applying for a job? Would you prefer to research before applying for jobs? Please, share your experience with us.
I have worked in restaurants for 20 years and just over the last few years have moved into management. As an interviewer I like when people ask me questions like why do I work at the place what makes me happy about the job etc. as an interviewee I always look up the company if it’s a tipped position I live in Buffalo which is a small community we all know who makes money and who doesnt. I have had employees tell me I will make $100s a night at a tipped position where people don’t make more than $50 on tips so always do your research because some employers especially since Covid are so desperate for staff they will tell you anything to get you in the door!!
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Yes especially if the interview begins as Interviewer: "When can you start?" Interviewee "It looks like you could use help right now!" Interviewer Interview is over the rear section needs bussed 4 tables You hear the volatile Chef Hollering and cursing at waiters waitresses and line cooks managers
My friend tells me that in some states such as this, which is Colorado, to tell untruths in the hiring process is illegal. With all the cell phones that could be recording voice yet not seen, they could get fined for being misleading when hiring. People are living on the edge financially right now and that just may rub a new employee the wrong way and they could report that. Just leaving that right here, maybe it could save someone from a fine!
All of these tips are such an important part of checking out a Restaurant before applying! I always try to go in as a Customer first to scope out the way they do things, observe the mood of the staff, and see how busy they are. Talking to someone who works there is even better, but sometimes thats not possible. It's really important to read reviews also, so you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Restaurant before your interview! Awesome post! 🖤✨
What is funny is when the staffing agency advertising Confidential is right next to The Marriott Job you have Who has a Job with the Marriott in the same village with the same number rooms and same star rating
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I would put on an apron and say " What do you want done first " Be ready to start at that moment. That would impress me.
Yes I would like restaurant working and need get out of my house and get my mind off