So I'm applying for a job at Starbucks...

Canada
June 11, 2009 12:45pm CST
Now that school is out, this starving college student needs to find a summer job to fund her hefty tuition. I'm going to apply for to work at a Starbucks as a Barista. Where I live, there are like 4-5 stores nearby. This is probably going to be one of my first real job. I have no food handling experience, and a little cashier experience (from selling tickets at a fair last summer). Most of my work experience in the past has been from tutoring. So I'm pretty nervous because I don't know if it is enough to get a job there. For people who have worked there before, do you have any advice for a successful application?
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7 responses
• United States
11 Jun 09
Here are a few tips 1. Make sure when you pick up the applications you greet the person on staff politely look them in the eye and remember to thank them. first impressions are often passed on to the employer. 2. Prepare a sample application you can find many online just by doing a search. Bring it with you when you are going to apply for jobs. That way if you are required to fill in the application you will already have your information though out and on hand. 3. When you go in to pick up your applications you should dress as though you are going for an interview. there may be a position that needs to be filled right away. So you could end up interviewing right then. I have written an article for filling out job applications for step by ste pointers on filling out your applications check it out http://bit.ly/KjIqI
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
11 Jun 09
I know someone who worked at Starbucks competition and they trained her to do everything and she had no experience in the coffee world. I assume Starbucks would train someone with no experience as long as they were bright and outgoing. Good luck.
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
11 Jun 09
Good luck to you. You can do it! We have Starbucks in Berlin too. The only real advice I can give you, is be yourself. Be self confident. Remember, if someone else can do it, so can you. Always smile and be polite. Never tell that you have no or little experience. Talk positive. Success, and remember:"You can do it!"
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@prinzcy (5034)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 09
Any job is valuable for you to learn and add to your work experience. I never work in Starbucks so I can't really figure out the working environment. Maybe it's like MC Donalds and KFC. You need to stand up all day and be really patient. Customers can be really irritating sometimes. I think you may also need to be cheerful and helpful. Good luck! I hope you will receive a position to work there.
• Canada
11 Jun 09
I know what you mean about irritating customers, after selling tickets for a fair last year. _
@sdboy619 (83)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Cool man everyone needs a job some how. I like Starbucks! Now that you mentioned it I think I'm going to have a stop by to get me a cappuccino and latte on the house. Good luck getting that job.
• United States
12 Jun 09
I do not want to shoot you down on your job search at "Starbucks", infact I wish you nothing but good luck. Here in my area of Palm Beach we have had 3 stores close due to Starbucks being affected by the market crash. I am a stock holder of Starbucks and it dose not look good right now. Yes, I do know that the market is turning around but this will take time and I do see them closing more stores. I did not think that Office Max would ever close any stores but a friend that was living with me lost this Job as the only Office Max in my area closed because the company down sized. Once more good luck on your job search!
• Malaysia
12 Jun 09
I have never worked in starbucks before but I have friends who have worked there before and had fun torturing them.Haha,anyway working in starbucks sure is fun and won't be stressed.they will teach you how to make coffee step by step and it is not that hard after all.Food handling will be fun and easy but i think there are very strict rules for you on handling them as they consider hygiene as the first priority