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 are challenging i.e. it requires excellent customer service acumen, extremely friendly approach 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
January 5, 2016
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 ad for waitress position at the Sandia Resort. After reading your advertisement in detail, I found my skills greatly complement to your requirements.
I am passionate individual who is eager to provide exceptional food and beverage service to multicultural patrons. Following are some highlights of my strengths which would enable me to contribute to Sandia Resort effectively:
• 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.
Through my honorary work at community services and charity events, I developed a good work ethic, strong expertise in interacting with people of different backgrounds and special talent to work efficiently in a fast paced environment. Moreover, I have current driver’s license, own transport and willing to work in rotating shifts. My enclosed resume will provide you with further details regarding my qualifications and references.
As a results-driven waitress, I look forward an opportunity to talk about how I could be a useful asset to Sandia Resort. I will contact you next week to set up a mutually convenient 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.
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