How do I go about interviewing for and working at a fast food restaurant?
August 4, 2010 4:12 PM Subscribe
I am a 30 year old man about to go for a job interview... flipping burgers for a certain clown. I'd appreciate any hints or tips on how to approach the interview. And when I get the job, how do I handle that?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The current job I have in the new city I've moved to in the last 6 months is about to come to an end, and while I have quite a few other irons in the fire it takes time to get the kind of job I actually want- so for now it looks like I might be working at the previously-alluded-to Family Restaurant. Up until this point I've mostly worked in front line government agencies, helping people navigate the labyrinthine weirdness of governmental regulation and legislation. It's been complicated but satisfying stuff, and is the kind of thing I hope to eventually get back in to. But for now...
So: how do I best approach an interview for such a job? Any hints on how to dress, what to emphasise in my job history and skill sets, what my general tactics should be? And let's say I get the job- what then? How can I manage working in the Fast Food Industry while staying (relatively) sane, healthy and happy?
Any perspective, experience, advice very much appreciated. It might be useful to know that I'm in Australia.
Thanks for your Sage Wisdom, Oh Mighty Hive Mind!
Made anonymous because I'm not sure I want this job hunt/ experience showing up when my future employers check me out.