A Bartender has an opportunity of earning more than a high-paying “desk job” WITHOUT investing +40 hours a week. You may be familiar with several stories of college grads who suffer without a job in the corporate world and find out that being a bartender is much easier and more lucrative.
To become a bartender, you need to have skills in mixing alcoholic drinks, a little flair, and the charm to entertain your customers.
You do not need to go to bartending school and get a “Bartending License” or “certificate” just to be a bartender. You only need to acquire the skills necessary to work behind a bar. To help you become a bartender, here are some helpful tips:
1. Know What a Bartender does:
What is a bartender’s job? What are the duties and responsibilities of a bartender? Watch others in action and observe what makes a great bartender great.
2. Practice, Practice, Practice!
To learn the skills of a bartender (pouring drinks, mixing, etc) you need to get the confidence. And you do that through practice!! Now that you know what is a the role of a bartender, you can simply begin to learn bartender skills by practicing. You don’t need to buy any expensive tools. Make sure you have PATIENCE(not yet a skill but will determine how your skill developed). Even in bartending schools, you need to be patient until you graduate before you get the job as a bartender. There’s no difference with self bartending practice, you need to be patient to learn everything.
Things you need for your practice:
- Recipe Lists of Mixed Alcoholic Drinks – Use Google to search
- Bartender Basic Utilities – cork opener, knife,…
- Flair Tricks Tools – sample..sample…
- Video Tutorials like YouTube where you can watch a lot of tutorials free
3. Get the Word Out.
To help with your job-getting process, let friends and family know you are looking for a job. You can practice on them, but use this Sphere of Influence to help you get the word out about you seeking a new job.
4. Create a Bartender Resume.
Look around and find bartender job posted on your town. There you go…After having some experience through simple word of mouth, you are now equipped with bartending skills and experience which you can use for a bartending job which requires a larger skills attainment and experience. If you think you had the skills which required by the job posting, the RESUME is your tool to professionally promote yourself to a bartender employer. Try to make your resume unique by using an effective cover letters and a neat designs.
5. Act Now!
Of all the mentioned tips and steps, they’re not manifested within you if you don’t have the ability to ACT. There’s a saying “You cannot act where You are not; You cannot act where You have been; You cannot act where You are going to be; You can only ACT where YOU ARE.