Busser Resume Examples of 2022

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Downloadable Resume Examples

Example #1
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Example #2
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Example #3
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Example #3

Busser Text-Only Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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John Bergsen
123 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Dependable Busser with four years of experience including three years in an upscale country club setting. Committed to helping provide a clean, prompt, and pleasant dining experience for customers. Skilled at balancing and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

Work Experience

Dining Room Attendant, AUW Country Club, Detroit, MI | August 2019 to Present

  • Help ensure utmost customer satisfaction at this upscale dining facility
  • Clear remaining place settings, and clean booths, tables, and floors after each group’s departure
  • Uphold strict standards of food safety and sanitization
  • Earned “Employee of the Month” award three times for outstanding efficiency and service

Busser, AJV Cafe, Detroit, MI | June 2018 to July 2019

  • Collaborated on a high-performing, 10-person team of bussers, waitstaff, and kitchen staff

Career Note

Prior experience as a Carhop for KRA Drive-in Theater. Recognized for high efficiency in delivering customer food and beverage orders.

Key Skills

  • Customer Service & Satisfaction
  • Dining Area Preparation & Cleanup
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Food Safety & Sanitization
  • Table Setting
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Skyler Thompson
123 W 15th Street, Minneapolis, MN 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Attentive Busser with three years of experience in a family-owned restaurant setting. Committed to helping provide a clean, prompt, and pleasant dining experience for customers. Skilled communicator who builds positive relationships with diverse coworkers. Focused on finding ways to help continually improve and expedite service operations.

Work Experience

Busser, SLK Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN | August 2019 to Present

  • Uphold high service standards for this popular family-owned restaurant
  • Help set tables for each incoming customer group
  • Quickly clean up any spilled food or beverages during each meal
  • Refill napkins and condiment containers to promote a smooth service experience and help waitstaff stay focused on food orders

Day Shift Team Member, Burger King, Minneapolis, MN | June 2018 to July 2019

  • Gained solid foundation in efficient customer service at this fast-food restaurant location
  • Helped maintain a clean, sanitary, and organized work area

Education

Associate Degree
Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Minneapolis, MN

Graduate
Southwest Senior High, Minneapolis, MN  

Key Skills

  • Customer Service & Satisfaction
  • Dining Area Preparation
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Food Safety & Sanitization
  • Process Improvement
  • Table Setting
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Mina Sayed
123 Bedford Avenue, New York, NY 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Observant Busser with 4+ years of experience including, three years in a high-volume cafeteria setting. Committed to helping provide a clean, prompt, and pleasant dining experience for customers. Recent demonstrated success in a training role for new hires. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Mandarin.

Work Experience

Cafeteria Attendant, FCD Dim Sum, New York, NY | August 2019 to Present

  • Prepare booths, tables, and other dining areas for newly arrived customers
  • Help train new hires on facility operations
  • Won “Employee of the Month” twice for providing above-and-beyond support to servers during peak times and holidays
  • Ranked #3 on a 38-person team for overall efficiency

Busser, TMW Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY | Summer 2018 and 2019

  • Cleared remaining place settings, and cleaned booths, tables, and floors after guests’ departure
  • Performed additional dining area cleaning and maintenance duties

Counter Attendant, LCP Cinema, New York, NY | Summer 2017

  • Gained early service experience preparing food and drink orders for customers at this large movie theater

Language

Fluency in Mandarin

Key Skills

  • Customer Service & Satisfaction
  • Dining Area Preparation & Cleanup
  • Dining Facility Maintenance
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Food Safety & Sanitization
  • Personnel Training
  • Table Setting
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Tips for Writing a Better Busser Resume

Find relevance in your non-bussing experience

Your background may include only partly related jobs such as cashier, carhop, or fast-food worker. How to manage those jobs on your busser resume? Follow these three steps:

1. Write down your job goals

You can do this step right now. Get out a piece of paper or whatever notes app you use on your phone. Jot down a few notes on the type of busser job you’re seeking. You might specify a type of cuisine, work environment, or dining facility (small local restaurant, large cafeteria).

2. Brainstorm details on ALL your work experience

In one document, write down everything you can think of for both your busser and non-busser jobs so far. Don’t worry about organizing your details by relevance or other criteria. (If this step seems too open-ended, focus on work details you’re proud of or view as a positive.) Consider making this “master” document accessible from your phone. That way, you can easily keep adding details as you think of them or whenever you have a spare moment.

3. Filter out irrelevant details

Now you’re in the best position to start drafting your resume for a busser job (or any other job, for that matter). First, save a copy of your master document. Then read through it and delete any jobs or duties that don’t overlap with your target role. For example, say your past jobs include working at a fast-food restaurant. Under that job, you may have written down details about preparing fast-food orders. But what if your target busser role doesn’t include any food preparation? Delete those food prep details but leave in any other information you wrote about the fast food job’s more relevant, customer service side. For more on this method, read: Resume Length: Should Your Resume Be One Page?

Example:

Day Shift Team Member, Burger King, Minneapolis, MN | June 2018 to July 2019

  • Gained solid foundation in efficient customer service at this fast-food restaurant location
  • Helped maintain a clean, sanitary, and organized work area

 

Use dynamic verb phrases

As someone in the service industry, you likely have great interpersonal skills (or “soft skills”) like collaboration and communication. But when you refer to these skills using an adjective or noun phrase like “Highly collaborative” or “Strong collaboration skills,” they won’t stand out to hiring managers. That’s because (a) they’re pretty vague by themselves, and (b) countless other jobseekers use these phrases on their own resumes, both in and outside the service industry.

To get around this problem, convert each soft skill into a verb phrase (like “Collaborate with…”) when possible – this allows you to flesh out the idea with more specific and interesting details.

Example:

  • Collaborated on a high-performing, 10-person team of bussers, waitstaff, and kitchen staff

 

Spell out your results

Each of your duties helps your dining facility succeed in the short and long term. Speak to that broader impact in your job descriptions, and you’ll give your resume a big boost.

If you can’t recall examples or data to quantify a work area, that doesn’t mean you have to word it as a basic duty. You can always state the duty’s general, intended result, or value. Try simply adding the phrase “in order to” at the end of the duty statement, then jotting down whatever general purposes or outcomes you think of (and then delete “in order” from your final resume for brevity). You might be surprised how much stronger the revised statement is – just as important, it’s a more accurate account of your work’s positive impact.

Example:

  • Refill napkins and condiment containers [in order] topromote a smooth service experience and help waitstaff stay focused on food orders

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Busser Resumes

Include a “Key Skills” section on your resume to give the hiring manager a quick overview of the value you offer. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Customer Satisfaction Customer Service
Dining Area Cleanup Dining Area Preparation
Dining Facility Maintenance Efficiency Improvement
Food Safety & Sanitization Process Improvement
Table Setting Task Prioritization
Team Collaboration Time Management

Common Action Verbs for Busser Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the Experience section of your resume. You may find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. To help you over the hump, we put together this list of strong resume verbs for a busser:

Action Verbs
Assist Clean
Clear Collaborate
Engage Maintain
Monitor Organize
Provide Refill
Remove Replenish
Respond Restock
Retrieve Sanitize
Serve Set

How to Align Your Busser Resume With the Job Description

When you find a busser job posting that interests you, take a close look at the required skills and experience. Are there any you possess but haven’t featured on your resume yet? For example, do you have a background in the same restaurant or cuisine type?

If so, consider mentioning that experience in your resume Profile. (Often, you can simply add it to the end of your intro line – see the above resume samples for an idea of how this looks.) Taking this extra step will make your resume more relevant to the job and more likely to attract the hiring manager’s notice.