Being an assistant pub manager is more of a way of life than a job. That’s not to say it’s easy, because it’s not. You’ll probably be on your feet from dawn to dusk, but it’ll be rewarding, sociable and challenging.
Your main duties are to make sure your customers are happy, that there’s plenty of stock behind the bar and that your staff know how to provide great service. But, as with any time serving in a pub, there’s a lot more to it than that….
So, how would you write a CV for an assistant pub manager role?
Let’s start with the basics, what are the key points you should highlight in your CV?
Contact details- Your CV should start with your name and contact details - ensure these are correct and up to date.
Personal Statement- Your personal statement should give a brief outline of your career to date, your ambitions and your skills. Include an explanation of why you are a valuable asset to the workplace e.g. leadership skills, experience as an assistant pub manager or your front of house experience.
Education- Here you should provide a list of your qualifications you have gained. Format this section chronologically so that the most recent and relevant points are at the top of the list.
Skills- This section should be used to briefly describe both your personal and industry-specific skills. It may be worth using bullet points to make this more concise, the list below includes some of the key points that a recruiter will be looking for in an Assistant pub manager…
Your skills list may include:
- Organisation skills
- Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills
- Management skills
Work Experience/Employment- This is arguably the most important part of your CV. It provides the evidence to where you have gained valuable experience. As an assistant pub manager you are now one of the senior members within the pub, the pub manager will be looking for evidence that you have worked in a variety of establishments and have experience in front of house positions. Provide them with the names of previous employers, the dates you worked there and what you did, again in a chronological order.
Here are some top tips for writing a great CV for an assistant pub manager role, or really, basic tips for ANY CV.
Presentation is key
A successful CV is always carefully and clearly presented, the layout should always be clean and well structured.
Always remember - the upper middle area of the first page is where the recruiter's eye will naturally fall, so make sure you include your most important information there.
Stick to no more than two pages of A4
A good CV is clear, concise and makes every point necessary without waffling. You don't need pages and pages of paper – you just keep things short and sweet.
Understand the job description
The clues are in the job application, so read the details from start to finish. Take notes and create bullet points, highlighting everything you can satisfy and all the bits you can't. As An assistant pub manager you will be managing one of the most important aspects of the business alongside the pub manager, make sure you portray your knowledge of the business from the outset, your CV is a great way to showcase this.
Tailor the CV to the role
Create a unique CV for every job you apply for. You don't have to re-write the whole thing, just adapt the details so they're relevant.
Keep it up to date
Firing off an old CV will look unprofessional, so make sure that yours is regularly updated to meet the requirements of any jobs you see advertised. Each job you have had up until now would have provided you with great experience to become an assistant pub manager.
So, is your CV ready?
Your CV will be written for a potential employer. In the case of an assistant pub manager application, this is likely to be the pub manager of the establishment. The goal is to demonstrate that you have the qualities to withstand the high-pressure environment within the pub. To do this, you must identify the most important attributes of a successful assistant pub manager, use the specific job description as a guide to this.
From years of experience in the hospitality industry right up until the current day, as an assistant pub manager you will have acquired different aspects of professional skills. Highlight this in your CV clearly and concisely, then you will be ready to send it off and get the job you wished for! 😊
If you are looking to apply for an assistant pub manager position, please take a look at the jobs available on Hospitality Jobs UK.
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