Hostess 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 220,616 Hostess 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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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Hostess Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
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 Reservation Arrangements, be sure to list it as a skill.
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.
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 Hostess Resume

Contact Information
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.
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.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Hostess 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

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 hostess skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a hostess : 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 Hostess
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
How much work experience does the average hostess candidate have?
The average hostess resume contains 1.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your hostess skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from hostess resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hostess
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Handle monies and use micros to input orders and settle guest checks.
  • Achieved a 100% position satisfaction rate by customer through online ratings over entire employment history.
  • Created a positive and pleasant visit for all guest, whether dining in or take-out.
  • Worked with people of all ages Experienced and accurate in using a cash drawer
  • Greeted people at the front door and took them to their tables.
Summer Camp Counselor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hostess
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Economics
  • Tutored 1st - 8th graders in mathematics and writing compositions.
  • Maintain CPR and First and Food Handlers Certification
  • Guided and managed campers ranging from the ages of 6 to 13 in camp life activities; Lifeguard Certified.
  • Supervised kindergarten- 5th grade in the afterschool classroom lesson plan, outside activities, and playtime.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
Ground Host/Hostess

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hostess
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Started as a host, then backbar, finally a bartender.
  • Assisted bartender as well as other areas of the restaurant in order to coordinate each shifts events and activities.
  • Position Type: College Program Supervisor: Varies based on location.
Hostess Cashier

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Hostess
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Operated a POS system including opening and closing the cash register for the day.
  • Listen attentively to callers needs to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Operate cash register, receive and process cash or credit payment, POS (point of sale).
  • Provide quality customer service in retail sales including handling customer transactions and phone calls.
  • Provide excellent customer service Assist customers with deli and produce
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As a hostess, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Hostess roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of hostess resumes that we looked at contained a less than a high school diploma degree.
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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

Hostess 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 Hostesses. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Hostesses to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%