A functional resume can handle this efficiently, but should only be used if the job applicant has held a large number of jobs or is switching career fields.
The bartender resume below utilizes a chronological resume format. This resume format clearly indicates the job applicant’s relevant bar experience as well as other experience to create a sound work history.
The following sample bartender resume establishes the job applicant’s professional approach without delving into specifics regarding individual drinks.
It is assumed the applicant has sufficient knowledge to mix drinks based on the relevant amount of experience.
When writing a bartender resume, the applicant should ensure they clearly list relevant bar experience first and then any subsequent outside experience later.
Sample Resumes For Bartenders
Palm Beach, CA
Alibi Night Club, Palm Beach
Head Bartender – April 1999, 2004 to Present
- Worked main lounge
- Responsible for promotions
- Handled inventory
- Responsible for special drinks
Ruby’s Palm Beach, CA
Bartender – 2001 to 2004
- Worked banquet bars for up to 500 guests
Special Event Catering Palm Beach, CA
Bartender – 1999 to 2001
- Provided bar service for scheduled events
Randy’s Quick Mart Palm Beach, CA
Cashier 1997 to 1999
Cowboys Night Club Palm Beach, CA
Bouncer 1995to 1998
Santa Monica Community College
Bartender Resume Tips
Outside experience should not eclipse relevant bar experience.