Bartender Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 157,397 Bartender resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Bartender Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Bartender Resume

1
Contact Information
Name
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Address
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Bartender CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
3
Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand bartender skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a bartender : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Bartender
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
4
Experience
How much work experience does the average bartender candidate have?
The average bartender resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your bartender skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from bartender resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Male
Bartender

Candidate Info

16
Years In Workforce
6
Years As a Bartender
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Facilitated training classes for new employees in all front of house positions.
  • Performed accuracy of customers' food orders using a POS system.
  • Treat all people with respect.
  • Ensured that guests had a positive and memorable experience.
  • Updated daily reports using Microsoft Excel.
Female
Bartender

Candidate Info

13
Years In Workforce
11
Years As a Bartender
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • certified and jigger trained Cash handling for high volume restaurant Knowledgeable with the POS System: Micros
  • Promoted to trainer position within 6 months of employment.
  • Prepare final bill, present check to guest, accept payment, and process through the POS system.
  • Can talk to people very easy.
  • Certified Trainer Trained in both Server and Host positions.
Female
Bartender

Candidate Info

6
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Bartender
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Performed accuracy of customers' food orders using a POS system.
  • Facilitated training classes for new employees in all front of house positions.
  • Maintained high service standards, handling the cash register and POS system.
  • Treat all people with respect.
  • Reported to work as scheduled, in uniform, and ready to be in position.
Female
Bar Back & Bartender

Candidate Info

4
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Bartender
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Trained new bartenders on how to successfully manage all three bars as well as service area.
  • Promoted positive customer and associate relations through courtesy, service and professional appearance.
  • Trained and supervised all new bar staff and bartenders on duty.
  • Worked in a key position on designated shifts in a management role.
  • Proposed and assisted new marketing activities around annual events.
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5
Education
As a bartender, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Bartender roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of bartender resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
Majors
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Bartender Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Bartenders. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Bartenders to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
$38,000
$16,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Max 90%