The restaurant industry can be intimidating to apply and interview for. I know that anytime I’ve gone in to interview for a restaurant job that I was more nervous than for any other interview. While this is true, if you go into the interview prepared and with the right expectations it will be better than you expect.
When applying, keep in mind that every restaurant has a rush hour. Avoid coming in to fill out an application during those hours. You want to come in before lunch or before dinner. You have to expect that your interview may happen right there on the spot too, so be prepared.
Any restaurant you walk into is a fast paced business behind the scenes. You will be interviewing with a manager most likely, and their time is already spread thin. You need to go into the interview expecting it to be direct and to the point. Bring your resume with you into the restaurant so that you have it on hand in case they ask for it.
These are just a couple tips, and there will be more to come. Do you have any tips for interviewing or applying in the restaurant business?