November 5, 2016

Waiters and bartenders may find that they have a particularly hard time when it comes to saving money. After all, it seems that cash-in-hand (or wallet) is spent faster than cash in the bank and waiters and bartenders receive a large percentage of their salary as cash tips.

How then can waiters and bartenders learn to save money? Saving money requires discipline, no matter what your occupation. However, these few tips for waiters and bartenders to save money should help put you on the right path.

Stop at the bank on your way home. The wisest thing to do is to get rid of that cash that's burning a hole in your pocket and put it into the bank where you are less likely to spend it and it can earn a bit of interest. If possible, try to select a bank that is on your way home to make this process easier. If you have to go out of your way, you're less likely to do it.

Put it in a locked piggybank. Of course, you'll need to be able to get your money out sometime, but you also want to make it difficult to spend. Create a piggybank that's hard to open. For example, you may want to take an old shoebox, cut a small slit in it, and wrap it in duct tape. This way, it's easy to get your money in, but hard to get it out. When the box feels heavy, take it to the bank and deposit it all at once.

Use the envelope method. This works particularly well due to the amount of cash that waiters and bartenders tend to carry. Create a monthly budget for the different things that you need – rent or mortgage, utilities, entertainment, savings, and so on. Give each category an envelope and put your money into each envelope when you come home. You can only use the money in the envelope for its intended purpose.

Eat at your restaurant. Including saving the cash that they get in tips, waiters and bartenders can often save money when they eat at the restaurant they work at. Restaurants typically offer employees a discount on purchases. Since food is a big charge for most people, this discount can quickly add up. If your food options get boring after awhile, try trading with a worker at another restaurant. …

Personal attributes are those qualities that make you who you are. Some of these attributes are innate and others may be something you’ve learned or gained from experience.

What is important about them is this:

If you can say what yours are, you create a deeper understanding of the person behind the words. The person hearing the description of your personal attributes will develop a much stronger mental image of the sort of person you are. That is important because the key to most interviews is convincing the interviewer that you are the sort of person they are looking for. Knowing what they may ask you is helpful too.

There are lots of qualities that sum up a person, but not everybody can put them into words, so the point of this article is to give you some words and phrases or statements that you can use in the interview.

You may also want to use some of them in your covering letters, to help you answer an application form question or as part of your personal summary in your CV.

Make Sure You Can Back Up Your Claims

A word of warning though: whenever you make statements about your personal attributes, you may be challenged and asked to prove it or demonstrate it in some way or at the very least, to give an example of how you live up to your claim. So make sure you have a story to illustrate each one you use. If you don’t possess that particular personal quality, you will be found it!

Here are some phrases that describe a range of personal attributes:

  • I am highly motivated and enthusiastic and have a keen desire to continually update my knowledge and skills
  • I am a loyal employee who is hard working, dependable and trustworthy because I understand it is a two way relationship.
  • I have the ability to work individually and as part of the larger organization’s team
  • I have a strong sense of commitment; I am able to begin a course of action and work through it until it’s finished
  • I have a very strong drive and motivation to continually develop my professional skills
  • I have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • I have the ability to relate to all types of other people I work with
  • I have the ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet changing conditions or situations
  • I am outgoing, enthusiastic and a determined individual, eager to make progress.
  • I am professional, confident, efficient and goal orientated with the proven ability to use my own initiative or work as part of a team.
  • I have the ability to learn quickly and my common sense helps me respond to the needs of new situations.
  • I see myself as being competent and versatile with good organisational skills.
  • I possess honesty and integrity; I have high professional standards and I aim to be fair and truthful in everything I do.
  • I am reliable and able to be