Bartender cover letter
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A great cover letter for a bartender is one part business and one part pleasure. To be considered for top bartender jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a bartender, or download the bartender cover letter template in Word.
Jobs for bartenders are projected to grow by 2% (or 15,100 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, New York, Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Houston.
As a bartender, you can expect to earn a median wage of $21,690 per year, or $10.43 per hour, according to the BLS.
Bartender cover letter template
Sometown, HI 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
October 4, 2017
Ms. Vivian Kohn
ABC Bar & Restaurant
600 Sunset Dr.
Sometown, HI 55555
Dear Ms. Kohn:
As a devoted customer and fan of ABC Bar & Restaurant, I would jump at the chance to join your team. I applied for the bartender position as soon as I saw your ad on Monster.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, I offer 10 years of experience as a bar-back and bartender within luxury 4-star hotels and 5-diamond resorts. For the past 3 years, I have served as an on-call bartender at DEF Restaurant, a Michelin 3-star-rated gourmet restaurant and lounge within GHI Hotel. Previously at XYZ Resort, I was promoted from bar-back to bartender, where I primarily worked at the poolside Kona Kai Bar.
During my tenure with both employers, my commitment to providing exceptional customer service has been repeatedly praised, and I have demonstrated the ability to thrive within busy environments requiring a high level of efficiency.
I also earned a reputation as a mixology master with an encyclopedic knowledge of both classic and trendy cocktail recipes (from Alabama Slammers to Zombie’s Brews and everything in between).
Well-versed in luxury service standards and liquor laws, I hold current state- and county-issued Food Handlers and Liquor Cards as well as TIPSÒ certification. Additional qualifications include experience performing opening and closing duties; completing sales reports and bar inventories; and maintaining a clean, safe and positive work environment.
Although successful in my present bartending role, the on-call nature of the position does not allow me to work as many hours as I would like. I am interested in securing a full-time bartender position within a luxury resort setting.
I have been a regular guest at ABC Bar & Restaurant for years, and believe my dedication to sales and customer service would be a good fit for your establishment. You can call me at (555) 555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the position.
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