If you are in search of an entry-level position in the hospitality business but no experience in hand, becoming a waitress is the right path to get you on track in the hospitality industry. The responsibilities of a waitress might be challenging and requires excellent customer service, a constructive nature and outstanding communication skills.
Your first step to get a waitressing job is to write a compelling resume and cover letter as a job application. The following sample will guide you how to correctly put your skills in your cover letter in order to persuade the hiring manager to read your enclosed resume and call you for an interview.
325 Example North Street
Houston, TX 11510
October 17, 2014
Mr. Alexander Doe
24 Some Golf Street
Austin, TX 14701
Re: Waitress Position (Job ID 4553)
Dear Mr. Doe:
I am writing in response to your announcement for waitress position at the Sandia Resort. After reading your advertisement in detail, I found my skills greatly complement with your requirements.
I am passionate individual who is eager to provide exceptional customer care and F&B service to multicultural patrons. Following are some highlights of my strengths which would enable me to contribute to your organization in the most effective manner:
• Special talent for anticipating and responding to guests’ needs.
• Demonstrated ability to take food and beverages order and relay it to kitchen staff or bartender.
• Familiar with collecting order from bartender, adding appropriate garnish, placing on tray, and serving to guests with cocktail napkins.
• Knowledge of Point of Sales system.
• Able to quickly clean tables and work area.
Furthermore, I played an imperative part in community services and charity events where I developed a good work ethic, knowledge of interacting with people of different backgrounds and the aptitude to work excellent in a team environment. Moreover, I have my own transport and am ready to work in rotating shifts. My enclosed resume will provide you with further details regarding my qualifications and references for your perusal.
As a results-driven waitress, I look forward a chance to talk about how I could contribute to maximize your profits. I will contact you next week to set a mutually suitable time of interview. In the meantime, I can be reached at (332) 325-2222 or via email at [Email]. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Enc. Resume and Recommendation Letter