Writing the Perfect Bartender Resume

How to Write a Great Bartending Resume

Writing a good bartender resume is the first and most important step in getting your foot in the door as a bartender at your local bar, pub or nightclub.
Your bartending resume is a picture of you and your abilities. It is meant to give your future employer a good idea of what you would be like if they were to hire you. Put in the time and effort to write a grammatically correct, professional-looking bartending resume.

When deciding how to write your bartender resume, decide first if you want it to be serious and formal or relaxed and informal. From there you’ll want to highlight your best traits, skills and / or experience. If you have a lot of experience but don’t have a post-secondary education, simply leave off the education section.

And vice versa, if you have a bartending certificate, a mixology certificate and a draught masters certification and no real experience, put these items first when crafting your bartender resume.


 Never lie on your bartender resume
Chances are, the prospective employer is going to find out one way or another – through the “grapevine” or by your performance. And the end is, inevitably dismissal.
 Always use spell check
And always read through it – out loud – to make sure it sounds ok and that there aren’t any errors that the spell check missed.bartending resume writing service
 Read it aloud to a couple of different people. You will gain a different perspective and valuable feedback the more people you read it to.
 Make sure it looks professional
Again, this is your one and only chance to shine before actually getting the bar interview. Take the extra time and effort to format your bartending resume before it leaves your hands.
 Stand out from the crowd
Bars and nightclubs get so many resumes that it becomes almost impossible to remember the faces that dropped them off. Make your bartending resume just a bit different than everyone elses and it’ll help you stick out from the crowd.


Your bartender resume is the only thing that the hiring manager sees when s/he is thinking about giving you a call to come in for a bar interview. They don’t see what you look like, how bubbly and outgoing you are, how great your customer service skills are or that you are able to tell the difference between lagers, ales and stouts. So, you have to be able to convey those attributes on your resume.

If your bartending resume doesn’t look good, you won’t get the chance to shine and sell yourself during the bar interview.

Remember: Put as much effort into your resume
as you’d put into the job if given the opportunity.
If you simply can’t / don’t want to / don’t know how to write your own bartender resume, then don’t do it! Don’t ruin your chances of bartending at the top clubs, pubs and restaurants because you lack the creative skills to write a winning bartending resume.
Let us write your bartenders resume for you and be one step closer to getting the bar job of your dreams.
If you’d like to create your own bartending resume, check out these bartending resume examples to help get those creative juices flowing.

Bartending Resume Sample – #1 – this sample bar resume is for bartenders who have worked in the industry and just need to know how to properly lay out the different sections of the resume.  Got bar experience?  Great! Have a look at how to properly structure your resume.

Bartending Resume Sample #2 -this sample bartending resume is for those of you who don’t have a lot of bartending experience and need to highlight other skill sets from other jobs but relate them to bartending.  If you’ve got no prior bartending experience, take a look at this sample bar resume.

Bar Manager Resume Sample

Check out other related pages on Landing a Bartender Job. What to do before the interview, during the bar interview, and after the interview. And also, what to wear to the interview.


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A Real-World Bartending Resume
— Custom Written For You —

Writing a bartenders resume – or any resume for that matter – isn’t an easy task.

Why? Because…

  • You have to know what to say, how to say it and how to put it to paper so that it flows and reads well.
  • You need to understand what skills and qualities bar managers and bar owners are looking for when they’re hiring bartenders.
  • You need to know how to lay out the information in a way that will grab the attention of the hiring manager.
  • You need to craft a bartender resume that gets noticed amongst all the other bartending resumes.
  • You need to know how to effectively market your previous skills – in a way that they transfer seamlessly to the bartending position you’re applying for.


In today’s competitive job marketplace, it’s not enough to have experience. You need to be able to convey that experience through a well-written, professional-looking bartending resume.

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If you’re looking for someone to write a bartending resume for you – one that will get you that bar interview, keep reading.

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My name is Reese Richards (that’s me on the right) and I’m the founder of this site, Bars-and-Bartending.com. I’ve been in the bar industry since back in 1992 when I worked my way up from hosting and serving to bartending and then managing. I’ve managed bars in multiple cities in multiple countries around the world. In that time, I’ve seen literally thousands upon thousands of bartenders resumes.

It still amazes me today how many absolutely horrible bartending resumes are out there – how many people just don’t take the time to write a professional looking bartender resume.

Now, it may be that they just don’t know how – and that’s okay. Maybe they’re not good at writing, not good with words, don’t know how to put what’s in their head on paper etc – and really that’s not their fault. But what is their fault is not getting someone else to help them write their bartenders resume; or finding someone to write their bartending resume for them.

Your bartending resume is thee single most important thing when it comes to getting that bartending job you want. It’s the only thing that a bar manager is looking at when s/he is deciding whether or not to call you in for a bar interview.

The cost of having someone write a bartender resume for you is minimal when you consider the big picture. As I’m sure you’re aware, bartenders can make VERY good money behind the bar. On average, a decent bartender can make an easy $100 per shift.

To lend this some credibility, I’ll tell you about my last experience consulting for a nightclub in Canada.

Saturday nights were our busy nights and we had 4 bartenders on and one cocktail waitress. The bartenders consistently made $300 / night IN TIPS ALONE plus their hourly wage. The top bartender took home $400 / night on more than one occasion.

How Much Does it Cost?

Q: So, What Does it Cost to Have Me Write Your Bartenders Resume for You?

A: About the Cost of One Night of Bartending.

Here is the breakdown of what I charge to write your bartender resume for you. There are several scenarios to choose from:

      1. Bartenders Resume Written For You – $97 USD
        You answer some questions and I write you a completely new bartending resume from scratch.



      2. Bartenders Resume Written For You
        + Cover Letter – $147 USD

        Same as above but this one includes a custom-written bar cover letter tailored specifically to your strengths.



      3. Bar Cover Letter Only – $67 USD
        You’re happy with the bartending resume you have already and you’re just looking for a bar cover letter that will seal the deal for you and get you that bar interview.


Can I See Some Samples?

Of Course! You want to know that what you’re paying for is worth your hard-earned money – I get that.

So, here are a couple of sample bartending resumes for you to look at:


Bartending Resume Example #1

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Bartending Resume Example #2

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Of course, these sample bartending resumes have the limitations of the fact that they’re put on the web – and the layout is somewhat trickier than on paper. But it should give you a good idea of what your bartending resume could look like.

How Do I Purchase?

If you click on any of the links above or choose the product you want from the drop down menu below, you’ll be taken to PayPal to complete your purchase. If you don’t have a PayPal account, no worries. You can pay using any credit card or even by bank transfer in some areas (you’ll be given the option after clicking over to PayPal if it’s available in your area).

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Once you’ve completed your payment through Paypal, you will be redirected to a page on this site. This page is where you’ll fill in the necessary details about your needs and requirements as well as attaching a copy of your current resume – if you have one. At this stage, you must make sure to include a valid email address and any other relevant contact information.

If I need clarification or additional information, I’ll send you an email or call you via the phone number you enter on the form once you place your order.



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How Long Will It Take?

Typically, I’ll have your bartenders resume written for you within 3 business days. Sometimes, depending on how busy I am, it could be sooner or slightly longer. Either way, we will be in communication with each other and I will let you know. It will never take longer than 5 business days to complete your order.

What If I’m Not Satisfied?

I can’t see this happening, but If you’re not satisfied with the bartending resume I craft for you, simply let me know and I’ll will make it right. Just tell me what area(s) you’re not satisfied with and I’ll fix them.

My goal is the same as your goal – to get you that bartending job. I’m only happy when my customers are happy and I back that up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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If you’re not into paying one night’s tips to get you that bartending job, no worries – there’s plenty of info on my site that will guide you through how to write your own bartenders resume.

But, if you don’t think you have the writing skills or you just can’t think of what to put on paper, don’t be a cheap ass! If you keep handing out crappy resumes, you’re not going to get anywhere.

Make the investment in yourself and I can all but guarantee you that I’ll get you to a bar interview.

I look forward to working with you to create your perfect bartender resume.


Reese Richards

P.S – Look, I realize that you’re probably thinking about the price and how much money it is…. especially considering you don’t have a job in the first place. I understand. Really, I do. But this is an investment – an investment in your future bartending career. An investment that will be paid back after one or two bartending shifts.

P.P.S – You can go ahead with the bartending resume you currently have, run out and hand out resume after resume. Heck, you could even try that first. But, I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I’ve been the guy handing out bartender resumes and I’ve been the guy receiving bartenders resumes. And, what I’ve learned from both sides of that fence is this:  great bartending resumes get interviews.

P.P.P.S – Think of it this way: the quicker you get a bartending job, the quicker you’ll be making cash. So, it’s like you’re hiring me to speed up that process for you.

The choice is yours – stick with the bartenders resume you have, keep handing them out and pray that someone calls you for a bar interview.


Hire me to write your bartenders resume for you, get those bar interviews rolling and be bartending your dream job in no time.

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