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Question 1 of 14
Why do you need this job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Great opportunity with room for advancement within a stable company.
2.
Well, I need this job to gain knowledge and experience in this field. In hopes to eventually be a bartender myself.
3.
I need a fast pace, job where I'm engaged and come home tired.
4.
I am looking for a job that can provide me a decent salary for a college student, and would one day like to become a bartender.
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Because I would love to transition working into night life and what better place to do it than somewhere where I can identify with that has possibility of growth?
6.
To be honest I need a job. This job in particular suits my life style. I have little to no social life as of now with law school in the future. This is a good outlet for me.
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To help save up for my college education and to hopefully purchase a new car.
8.
I love the idea of bartending. I wish to eventually become one if possible - here. Id be happy to devote the next 4 years of my life as a University student doing that.
9.
I need a fast pace, job where I'm engaged and come home tired.
10.
I need this job to enhance my skills from what ive learned on my course.
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Question 2 of 14
If you are currently a barback, why are you leaving your bar?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am not currently a barback. But I am signed with a staffing agency that has provided me with barback work.
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I didn't work in a bar before.
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I am not a barback at the moment.
4.
I am not currently not a barback, but I have done numerous types of jobs, and barback would be a great experience for me. I love trying new things.
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I'm currently interested in getting back into hospitality because I like to interact with people.
6.
Looking for fair opportunities.
Question 3 of 14
Are you an honest person? Would you try giving out a few beers to your friends?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am an honest person. And wouldn't take liberties upon myself that would jeopardize the goodwill my superiors have placed in me.
2.
I am a completely honest person. And as far as just giving out a few beers to people, I would never just give something to someone if its not coming out of my own pocket.
3.
No, I wouldn't risk my job or the sake of the bar for a couple of underage friends.
4.
As long as they are of age and have the money to pay for the drinks.
5.
Yes I'm honest and no, everyone needs to pay. We have a business to run.
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Yes I am an Honest person. I dont really have that many friends that would come here asking for favors.
7.
Yes I am honest, no I wouldnt if policy was against it.
8.
Most definitely that's not allowed. I would rather just pay for the drinks myself. Unless Ive been in the company long enough to ask the boss if that is possible to do.
9.
No, I wouldn't risk my job or the sake of the bar for a couple of underage friends.
10.
Yes. Yes I would give a few beers to the if they pay for it.
Question 4 of 14
Have you been to this bar before?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes and enjoy I the establishment immensely.
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I have been and always has fond memories here.
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No I haven't been here. Several of my friends love this place and do want to bring me here.
4.
Yes, a few times. Sometimes I run into old friends here which is always fun.
5.
No I have not but I've researched you guys and you had really great reviews.
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No I havent, but I would love to know more about this place.
7.
No I'm interested in it.
Question 5 of 14
Do you enjoy working in a bar atmosphere? What do you like about it?
User-Submitted Answers
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The stimulus and activity is what I enjoy the most. Being in an active environment motivates my work ethic. People are having a good time which fosters cheerful among the staff and patrons.
2.
I like the energy, the music, the people and it just gives off this vibe that makes me want to stay here.
3.
The constant action and general vibe is great.
4.
I think I would love working behind the bar, due to the fact that the job seem like it is fast paced and I will be on the move constantly.
5.
I love fast paced environment like this. Time flies by and when it's jamming/busy it's exciting and fun to work quickly with the busy flow.
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Yes. I love the social atmosphere. I dont have much of a social.
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I love the people mostly. I love the aspect of serving guests drinks that I personally made while having a nice conversation.
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The constant action and general vibe is great.
9.
Yes, lively, good music. Everyone is out of work, enjoying themselves. I like to think if I had the money and time I'd be doing the same.
10.
I do like it. I like the customers and the atmosphere. Everyone is usually having a good time.
Question 6 of 14
Why do you want to be a barback?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is a way for me to get my head out of the books. Working in the nightlight scene is a good change of pace for me.
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Eager to learn more and gain more applicable experience that could translate into a bartender position.
3.
To gain the experience, and become 100% comfortable in the club environment. Ultimately my goal would be to be taught to bartend.
4.
I want to be a barback because being a barback gives us a chance to learn about the bar and getting a chance to see how bartenders interact with the customers and watching and learning the different styles of bar tending.
5.
Because I have bartended before and I loved it. I have not kept up on all the new drinks so this was the best way to go.
6.
I enjoy the atmosphere and im passionate about my job.
7.
I would like to become a bartender later in my life.
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I feel like this is the best step to take to eventually becoming a bartender. That is my future goal.
9.
I have to start from the bottom to make it on top.
10.
Obviously I need a job and I found I really enjoy working in a bar and I have some talent and It and I would love to get the opportunity to grow and learn more at your establishment.
Question 7 of 14
What do you like most about being a barback?
User-Submitted Answers
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Like I said before, the fast paced environment during busy nights and being responsible for keeping an easy flow going on in the bar by making sure everything is as it needs to br.
2.
I have to constantly be moving and and working and making sure everything is where it should be. And I find satisfaction and take pride in the work itself.
3.
The atmosphere and the type of work.
4.
The satisfaction of working with the bartender. When the bartender is able to focus on serving drinks and does not even notice im there I know I am doing my job right.
5.
I feel like I work in a team with the bartenders, I provide the supplies and they use them to make drinks.
6.
Being around the action and seeing the point of view of the bartender is always really interesting.
7.
Again, I like being on my feet and able to do multiple tasks instead of just the same one over and over. I like that I also get to move around and not be stuck in one place.
8.
The energy, getging to participate in the bar of the bar scene.
9.
Cleaning bars inventory and filling bottles.
10.
Its fun for me. I like to work. Being a barback I am kept busy. Also it is great when I get to work with a great team.
Question 8 of 14
What do you like least about being a barback?
User-Submitted Answers
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When Bartenders get lazy. They forget its a team effort, I cant always be helping everyone. Its a process behind the bar, the best thing is to communicate and work together.
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There is nothing I dislike about the position.
3.
The fact that it's not a role that allows you to connect with as many people in the bar.
4.
Theres not one thing I can come up with.
5.
I like everything about the job.
6.
Honest, happy, get ready to do any kinds of work.
7.
Everything is a learning process and I think although something may be a little hard at first hard work and dedication can make you very good at fuffilling your job.
8.
You don't really get to have fun making drinks unless it's really slammed and the bartender needs you to help out more.
9.
Not much customer interaction like servers or bartenders themselves.
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I like to help bartender and clean up the mess/
Question 9 of 14
What are your goals as a barback?
User-Submitted Answers
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To get experience behind the bar. Be able to be bartending at some point.
2.
To learn how to fill my role successfully and be able to function as a bar back on my own without direction. My ultimate goal would be to eventually become a bar tender.
3.
To learn everything and anything there has to do with the bar itself. And if given the opportunity grow as a bartender as well.
4.
To be there to support the bartender and do whatever I can to make his job easier and make sure the customers are all happy with the service.
5.
To one day become a full time bartender.
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To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
7.
My goals as a barback are to make sure everything is prepped and the bar station is clean. Anything the bar is low on should be replaced and help the crew members with the things they expect from me.
8.
I'd like to start by learning how each bartender likes the bar set up. Sometimes bartenders have certain things they like which helps their drink making flow better. I want to be their right-hand gal. Along the way I'd like to learn more about making drinks, and different techniques to make and serve drinks more efficiently. After getting more skills, my overall goal would be to become a bartender.
9.
To gain proper experience in hopes of becoming a bartender myself.
10.
Learn more about how a whole bar works, gain more experience working behind the bar and eventually gain more responsibility with making drinks etc to eventually move up to being a bartender.
Question 10 of 14
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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I show up early, and I leave late. I dont complain about what I'm doing, or question why I am doing it.
2.
I am effective in high stress environments and work to ensure the support of my staff members and the satisfaction of the patrons. I have a malleable skill set and years of customer service experience, but I am always eager to learn.
3.
Well, I'm a hard worker and an eager learner and I can always keep up with the guys. I have a completely open schedule so I'm always available anytime.
4.
You should hire me because I can handle the pressure that comes with this job, in already used to working in high pressure fast-paced environments and I feel like this is an easy transition over for me. And I am so eager I learn.
5.
Because customers always liked me. I knew what they wanted to drink and got it ready when they came in. I am a good listener and always in a good mood.
6.
Because I have experience and I will do my job to the best of my ability.
7.
There is a barback position that is in need of filling, and I'm a fun loving night owl that would make an excellent addition to the team. I'm very clean, organized, quick, and friendly, which are all qualities that make a perfect fit.
8.
I have what It takes to solve problems and do the job. I am a very hard worker and what motivates me the most is a challenge. The challenge to be completely reliable.
9.
I'm really interest in the bar scene and I've become passionate about bartending and working in a bar in general.
10.
Become I am friendly and polite guy with high perspectives in my live . I am the guy who can help this place to become more popular and famous ,
Question 11 of 14
Do you want to be a bartender in the future?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes with the proper experience and education I would receive from a barback position, it is definitely the direction I would like to head in.
2.
Yes I would love to. Communicating with customers would be awesome.
3.
Ofcourse, I feel like being here would be a great help in actually getting the experience and learning from different bartenders.
4.
Yes!! So bad! I would love to eventually become a bartender.
5.
Yes. I definitely do. That is what I see myself doing for the next 4-5 years of my life as a university student. I hope that this is the place that I devote those years of my life in to.
6.
Yes. I see this as a good way to pick up the skills by getting a hands on experience.
7.
Yes of course ! That why I am bar runner.
8.
Yes I do that will be a great opportunity.
Question 12 of 14
Do you have any restaurant or serving experience?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, with over 5 years in the service industry.
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Yes. I worked for over a year in college at a sushi restaurant as a bartender. As well as served for a restaurant out here in LA
3.
No I previously worked as a high school track and field coach.
4.
I was a running at s restaurant but most of my experience comes from working st Starbucks for 2 years. I work at a high volume Starbucks that requires everyone who is working to be on point with what they're doing and work accurately and quickly.
5.
I have worked as a bartender for 5 months at Molson amphitheatre. Its not your typical bar/restaurant scenario but Id say that it is very similar. In here I've done everything from refilling the bar with ice, limes, glasses, and liquor. I have also worked as a food server/caterer at the same time. In here I do alot of food running and also alot of personally serving food to the guests.
6.
Yes. I bartended and waitressed all through college.
7.
Yes, I have some experience to serve red & white wine for gests.
8.
I have worked in the bar industry for over 4 yrs.
9.
I have serving experience with catering for Brass Spatula, and I have food service experience from working at Juice Shack and in the prepared foods department at Whole Foods Market.
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I have an informal serving experience catering for private clients at a Forex Office.
Question 13 of 14
Can you carry a bucket of ice through a packed crowd?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, it was a requisite requirement in my last position where we had to navigate dense crowds with over 1000 guests.
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Yes I'm used to doing a lot of heavy lifting.
3.
At my previous job it was my duty to carry over 75 pounds of equipment through a bunch of high schoolers so I would like to think that I can handle myself.
4.
I do it all the time at my job now! And quickly.
5.
I've done plenty of similar stuff like that. Ive walked around guests with 100 1/2 lb burger patties. Ive carried other large and heavy objects too while making the customers well being my number one concern.
6.
I could carry two buckets of ice through a packed crowd.
7.
Depends on the size of the bucket, but I will find a way to get ice if it needs to be restocked.
8.
I can carry to buckets of ice through a packed crowd.
9.
Yes. I have done this numerous time barbacking. Ice buckets, arms full of cups, crates of liquor up steps down steps through crowds.
10.
Surely I can, its not a big problem for me .
Question 14 of 14
Can you handle criticism? Give me an example of when a bartender or manager has yelled at you during a shift.
User-Submitted Answers
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Yeah I can handle criticism. I dont take anything personally when everyone is working, it can be stressful for everyone. I understand if people lash out, as long as what they are saying has purpose and isnt out of emotion. Either way, I'm really not fazed by the manner at which someone says something to me.
2.
Yes, as criticisms are opportunities to improve my work. There have been times where I was required for multiple duties and was unable to prioritize appropriately. Learning from that experience allowed me to progress in being more effective in multitasking.
3.
Throughout my coaching experience I have been criticized about the techniques that I have taught my athletes but I take each comment and learn from it. Soon enough I coach some of the best that the 5 boroughs have to offer.
4.
Well, I can take criticism pretty well. If someone feels I'm not doing correctly I would appreciate if some were to correct me. I feel thats just a right a passage especially in this industry.
5.
Sure I can! I take it for what it is. Isn't personal. It's about the job at hand and if I need to be taught something then I'm ears about he learning experience. I've been yelled at several times by my direct managers, and I always just take it for what it is and do what needs to be done because it's not personal.
6.
Yes I can handle critisism. When a drink order has not been taken quick enough.
7.
I have been yelled at before by my bartender for a simple reason I didn't understand what he had asked me it was a miscommunication.
8.
I can handle constructive criticism. I like feedback as it helps me improve my performance.
9.
I've never had a moment when someone has yelled at me during a shift, but I have had comments about things to work on during work reviews. I see them as opportunities to get better at what I'm doing. I prefer when people are straight forward because it helps me do a better job.
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I strive on criticism, it helps develop character. Honestly, I cannot recall a situation where I have been yelled at by a manager.

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