How to bullshit a restaurant resume
January 6, 2012 11:47 AM Subscribe
Help a guy with no experience weasel his way into a restaurant hosting job
posted by sureshot to Work & Money (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short: I need some extra cash, so I put out feelers to my food-service friends to see if anyone could help get me some restaurant work on top of my full-time day job. A bartender I know totally came through. He thought I'd make a great host, mentioned my name to management, and told me to swing by to meet the manager and drop off a resume.
Great news. Except that I have ZERO restaurant experience. None. So what the hell do I put on a resume? Do I fabricate out-of-town experience? Or just honestly pitch myself as a genteel dude who dresses sharp, speaks eloquently, and multitasks like a mofo?
Further complicating things is the fact that this is THE top, swankiest, most expensive, James Beard Award-winning restaurant in town. I don't know if I can (or should) bullshit these people. They're total pros.
I've been inspired by this post
But the resume dilemma remains. Any advice?