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Hard Rock Cafe Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Jordan Henry

Written on October 29th, 2018 |
Question 1 of 30
How many tables are you able to manage at one time?
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How to Answer
Depending on the size of the restaurant, you may handle anywhere from 4 to 8 tables, an average of 16-32 guests. If you have previous restaurant experience, discuss the average amount of tables or people that you are accustomed to serving at one time. If you do not have any restaurant experience, you can ask the interviewer questions regarding how they train and prepare their new servers to handle peak volumes.

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Question 2 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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How to Answer
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on their company site!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

Question 3 of 30
Tell me about your experience with Point of Sale systems.
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How to Answer
One of your responsibilities will be handling cash and other forms of payment and making proficient sales transactions through our Point of Sale system. Do you have experience with POS systems?

Question 4 of 30
Do you have reliable transportation?
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Even if you're not expected to drive for the job, you will need to have some form of reliable transportation. If you take the bus or ride a bike, that works too! Merely share that you have the means to get to work consistently and on time.

Question 5 of 30
Hard Rock Cafe likes to hire individuals who want to grow with us. Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
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Interviewing, hiring, and onboarding is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor for any company, but the restaurant industry has an exceptionally high turnover rate compared to many industries. The interviewer wants to know that, if engaged, you will see this as a longer-term fit. Discuss your career plans, goals, and how those fit with what Hard Rock Cafe is offering. Describe your passion for this opportunity, and what you like about the company for which you are applying.

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Jordan Henry
Jordan Henry is a technical and creative writer working in Chattanooga. She has worked as a career developer and freelance resume/cover letter builder for the last ten years. You can find her on LinkedIn here:
Published: 10/29/2018

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