Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bartending interview
Have you ever met a bartender who didn't seem to want to engage any customers and seemed mildly irritated any time you asked for something? Of course staying confident and friendly with customers at all times can be challenging, but it is the nature of the beast. You are on ALL the time. Assure the interviewer that you have an interest in the customers.
Basic answer example
"I'm outgoing and love meeting new people. Whether I'm at work or out with friends, I enjoy making conversation and getting to know others. Everyone has a story and I think it's fun to ask questions and listen. You never know how interesting people can be!"
Entry Level answer example
"I am a naturally social person. My customers love to talk to me, and they appreciate the ear as well."
Experienced answer example
"I care about my customers and show this by listening and actively participating in a conversation with them. I'm authentic and have great people skills."
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Do you enjoy socializing with strangers?
As part of your job. Still knowledge all customers whilst talking.
I enjoy meeting new people everyday, everyone has a story and most can be quite interesting.
I love talking to new people and hearing what they have to say.
Yes. I love hearing new stories, and learning from new personalities.
It is as natural to me as breathing.
I do. I love meeting new people.
Absolutely that is how we get to know our customers.
I love meeting new people!
Absolutely. I enjoy people from all walks of life.
I love talking to people. Socializing with strangers could be considered a hobby of mine.
Yes its interesting to know where they come from.
Yes I am always meeting new people.
Yes, I find it interesting to get to know people and hear some of their background.
Yes! I love hearing their stories.
I really enjoy meeting people and making conversation.
Yes. I honestly believe that that's the only way you will ever make friends, for everyone in your life first started off as a stranger to you.
Absolutely while staying polite and professional when i'm working.
Yes, I find that everyone has something unique and interesting about them.
I love it, because I love meeting new people.
Yes, I love meeting new people everyday. Its one of the reasons I love my job.
Yes I really enjoy socializing with strangers. Down the road I would like to get into a job in the media industry so my life will basically be talking to strangers. I talk to everyone and I am not afraid to strike up a conversation. I enjoy going out and meeting new people.
Yes, I am a people person and it is easy for me to get to know someone in a very short time period.
I love it and live for it.
Yes, but I will constantly asking an ID if necessary.
I do, it is always fun and exciting to meet new people and assist them with having a fun and relaxing time.
I love meeting new people and exchanging stories.
Yes, to a degree. If I sense that they are in the mood for conversation then yes, other wise I like to keep focused on helping as many customers as quickly as possible.
Yes I love meeting new people.
Yes I do because thats where starts to have a new friends.
Yes and I will do this when I have time to as a bartender.
Yes I love meeting new people and learning about other peoples stories. Thats my favorite part about bartending.
Yes, very much so. I enjoy talking to people and listening to their stories.
I love socializing with strangers! One of the many perks of working in a restaurant. You get to know so many people and hear their stories!