Could you see your future in grapes? Wine is an $88 billion industry in the U.S., with American consumers drinking about 4.4 billion bottles of wine in a year. That's a lot of grapes! It's also a lot of work—and workers—to get those grapes from the vineyard to the dinner table. Wine jobs include vineyard workers, jobs in winemaking operations, wine salespeople, winery staff, wine store employees, and wine servers in restaurants. These wine-related businesses also need accountants, marketing specialists, purchasing agents, and a host of other jobs that support the wine industry.
Any of these wine jobs might be appealing if you're a wine connoisseur. If you're not familiar with wine, learning about it can be challenging, but it can also be fun. There are thousands of wines in many categories like chardonnay, merlot, and burgundy. The ultimate wine expert is known as a sommelier. Restaurants, especially high-end establishments, employ sommeliers to educate guests about wine and help them decide which wine is the perfect pairing for their meal.
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Seattle has earned the nickname "the Emerald City" for its abundant, year-round greenery. And while you visit a Seattle park, be sure to bring the city's favorite beverage on your walk: Seattle is the home of the first Starbucks and the perfect place for coffee aficionados. You can also take your dark roast on a stroll around Pike Place Market, the Museum of Pop Culture, the Space Needle, and the city's beautiful Puget Sound waterfront. No wonder U.S. News & World Report ranked among the best places to live in the United States. If you're ready to call the Emerald City home, you can find tons of Seattle jobs at Monster.
Seattle's job market index score is 8.2, which means unemployment is lower and the median salary is higher than in most other large metro areas. And jobs in Seattle are abundant—it's among the best U.S. cities to find a job. Want to escape from city life? You can also check out Monster job postings in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland.
You'll need a professional resume for any job in the wine industry. If yours needs some polishing, or you need to create one, Monster can help. We've got sample resumes that include templates you can use, along with resume writing tips to help you. Make sure you have a cover letter to go with your resume. It's a great way to make a positive first impression. You can look at our cover letter samples and read some cover letter tips from the Monster library to inspre you. Take a look at this bartender resume and cover letter for more targeted ideas about beverage industry applications.
Got money on your mind? You should! Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. Our Salary Tools can help you understand what you can expect to make in wine jobs in Seattle, Washington, as well as the skills that can boost your value and what the next steps in your career might be. Right now, the median vineyard worker pay in Seattle is $15.79 per hour, which is 14% higher than the national average.
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