Question

Need help filling out starbucks application?

I'm filling out the application and it says "Please list any skills relevant to the position(s) you are applying for"
What does this mean? What do i write?
Im 16 and this would be my first job..so i don't know what to put :/
please help
thanks :)

4 years ago - 3 answers

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if u know how to work on the POS( POINT OF SALE---register)
if u ever worked in customer service.
if u have NO exp. talk to the manager, THEY WILL GIVE U A ONE HOUR LONG INTERVIEW ANYWAY. AND STARBUCKS IS A PART TIME/STUDENT MOSTLY JOB ANYHOW...MOST DONT HAVE PREVIOUS EXP. AND THATS FINE. THEY WILL TEACH U HOW TO DO SPINS, BREAK DOWN THE BAR, CLEAN, RECOGNIZE THE COFFEE, CALL THE DRINKS THE RIGHT WAY...DONT WORRY---

HERE ARE SOME TIPS:

DONT GET UPSET WITH URSELF WHILE IN TRAINING. ITS A HARD JOB AND U WILL NEED ABOUT THREE(3 ) MONTHS TILL U HAVE EVERYTHING DOWN.

DONT EXPECT A BIG SALARY---PAY STARTS AT MINIMUM WAGE (FOR UR STATE) AND AVERAGE CHECK WILL BE AROUND 400 BUCKS EVERY TWO WEEKS.
TIPS ARE EVERY WEEK (I USE TO MAKE 40-90 BUCKS IN TIPS A WEEK)
TRY TO PICK UP EXTRA SHIFTS.( BY PUTTING UR PHONE NUMBER ON THE BOARD---SINCE STARBUCKS HIRES AS A PART TIME ONLY, ITS HARD TO MAKE MONEY THAT WAY)
NEVER GO OVER 40 HOURS-THEY HATE PAYING BARISTAS OVERTIME

SMILE, SMILE, SMILE

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM STARBUCKS HAS WITH THEIR BARISTA IS MAKING THEM UNDERSTAND THE " NO ARGUING WITH THE CUSTOMER POLICY"
SO EVEN IF THE CUSTOMER ORDERED SOMETHING, THEN SCREAMS THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT HE WANTED....TAKE AWAY THE "WRONG" DRINK, AND MAKE THE ONE HE WANTS---NO QUESTIONS ASKED---( starbucks gets lots of mean customers coming in all the time. all u gotta do is smile..) i had a customer that because hes FRESH made coffee was not done within seconds--HE THREW A BIG CUP FULL OF 450 DEGREES COFFEE RIGHT ON MY CLEAN CLOTHES( AND MY BARE ARMS) COPS WERE CALLED. LONG STORY.

also starbucks, does NOT like people that " meet expectation" in fact their motto is" WE EXEED EXPECTATION"( just a quick ref. to the person bellow me)
working for starbucks is not the same as working for 7/11...starbucks is strict, and they want the best. if u work hard, u play hard. they have lots of rewards. also u could be a shift supervisor in a matter of months, if u proove urslef worthy :)

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4 years ago

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like if you have ever done anything like what your applying for.
since its your first job dont put anything.

by Sara - 4 years ago

Because your are only 16 years of age, your skill base will be very limited and your employer will not expect too much. Your focus should be on:
Honesty
Enthusiastic, eager to learn, eager to meet challenges
Flexible team player that thrives in any environment (working well with everyone)
Exceptional listener that communicates well
Reliable (shows up on time)

These are just basics. You will gain more skills as your work history grows.
Good luck!

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by vicki58 - 4 years ago