How working in a pub develops your people skills
The number one thing you will take from working in a pub is people skills. While it helps to be a sociable person before you apply for a job in a hospitality setting, if speaking to people you don’t know is relatively new to you, you’ll soon get used to it and the more you do it, the more comfortable you will become. It’s one of the things that makes working in a pub so much fun. You’ll learn to spot which customers will benefit from your positive energy, when to use your powers of persuasion to bring up the latest marketing offer and when a party wants to be left to talk amongst themselves.
There is hardly a job in the world for which experience of dealing with people isn’t an important skill. When a potential employer sees bar work on your CV, they’ll know that this is something you have in your locker.
And it’s not just customers that you’ll learn to communicate with either, there’s your colleagues too. Working as part of a team is a critical skill that will set you in good stead for your working life. Whether you’re working front of house or in the kitchen, there’ll be times when the whole team has to work together to get through a busy shift and it’s these times that you’ll learn the most. From how to spot and assist a struggling colleague to when to ask for help yourself, getting the most from a team is a skill that employers in any industry will recognise and appreciate.