Going through sample interview questions and answers particular to the position for which you have applied, will give you a great idea about how to go about acing your interview.
Here are some for a bar supervisor position:
Bar Supervisor Interview Questions and Answers
1. What was your journey to the position of a bar supervisor?
I worked as a bartender for six years, before I could consider myself trained enough to work in a bar supervisor capacity. During this time, I learned the ropes and determined why precisely a bar supervisor is needed – at my workplace back then, there wasn’t a supervisor, and things would often go awry, making it very difficult for other bartenders and me to handle our work.
2. What duties have you performed in the role of a bar supervisor?
Over the years that I have worked as a bar supervisor, I have been involved in a lot of activities such as overseeing bar operations, creating and maintaining friendly banter with patrons, monitoring bar supplies, ensuring that stock levels are maintained, coordinating the movement and delivery of supplies, maintaining liaison with vendors and suppliers, handling inventory counts, and overseeing the cleanliness and maintenance of the bar, and the areas around it.
3. What skills do you possess which make you an excellent person to hire as a bar supervisor?
As I mentioned before, I have vast experience working as a bartender, which I believe is an excellent skill as I cannot only function as one, but I am able to understand and appreciate the work done by bartenders, and other personnel working at the bar. This, in turn, makes it easy for me to understand their problems, and resolve any issues that may hinder their work. My customer service skills are excellent, and I know all there is to know about mixing cocktails and making special drinks for patrons. Also, I am a great leader, owing to which I can train and lead my team to deliver excellent patron services in a bartending capacity.
4. How do you deal with irate customers?
Working in a bar means that irate customer events are quite frequent. I have some procedures in place that determine what to do with customers who create a fuss, depending on the degree of the problem. And I make sure that these procedures are followed strictly.
5. What do you not like about working as a bar supervisor?
To be perfectly candid, there is nothing that I dislike about the work. I enjoy every aspect of it and look forward to work each day.
6. On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you rate your supervision skills if 10 is the highest?
I would give myself a 9, as supervision and leadership are my forte, and I am proud of them.