Here are some possibe questions you may be asked:
1. Have you had experience working in the in the food industry before?
2. If you have what kind of experience?
3. Why did you leave your last position?
4. Are you prepared to work any shift, any day, any time?
5. What is your greatest strength?
6. What would you say your greatest weakness is ( be prepared for this one and be honest. They will know if you are faking it)
7. Why do you want to work for White Spot?
8. How can you help us if we hired you?
9. What position are you looking for? ( Table server? Kitchen? Hostess?)
10. How would you handle a situation with a rude customer or difficult customer?
11. How are your grades like at school? (don’t fake this, they can simply call the school with your consent and ask what kind of a student you are in terms of attitude and work habits)
12. When can you start if we hired you?
13. Have you ever been in trouble with the police ( again, don’t fake this, they can easily find this out)
14. What are your interests when you’re not in school?
They might ask you all of the above or only a few of the above. Some of the questions may seem totally irrelevant and you wonder why they are asking. But rest assured they have their reasons and may be watching for how you communicate rather than what you communicate. They will certainly have other questions as well. You need to be very honest when giving your answers. If you do not have an answer to a question it is better to simply say you don’t know than to try and fake an answer. Make sure you make continual eye contact and have a cheerful face when answering questions. Smile a lot. Avoid using slang in your speech. Remember you are dealing with the public; people who may be anyone from stay at home moms to professional business people.
Wear an appropriate length skirt, stockings, blouse (or sweater) with modest accessories. Shoes without too much of a heel. Do not have rings through your nostrils, lips or multiple piercings in your ears. Do not have your hair done in multiple colors. Definitely do not have your tongue pierced. If you are serving the public people need to understand you. You are not there to make a fashion statement. Make sure your nail polish is fresh and not showy. The first thing people see are your hands when you are putting down glasses and plates etc. Make sure your finger nails are neatly filed and painted and you are not wearing loads of rings on your fingers. Go easy on the make up but look your best.
Sit up straight at the interview. Good posture says a lot about a person.
If you are applying to be a table server (which I assume you are) your deportment, which is how you conduct yourself and how you come across will be very important. You are there to convince them that you are the best person for the job. They want to know that if they hire you, you will be a good ambassador for the White Spot. A happy customer means repeat business. If you have an “attitude” check it at the door or don’t bother applying because you will be wasting their time- and yours. The White Spot has got a good reputation and my wife and I go there often. The table servers go out of their way to be courteous and attentive. Only once in all of our years did we have a young girl ( about your age) show an attitude. She was quickly let go. Good luck.
· 1 decade ago