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5 Restaurant Manager Resume Examples for 2022

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: January 9, 2022

If it were not for restaurant managers, nothing would get done in the restaurant industry. You hire personnel, coordinate schedules, order supplies, facilitate a warm environment, and maintain the budget. Your job even helps shape modern social relations, community, city structure, and our overall economy.

Your experience screams, “responsible!” You shouldn’t have to become a master resume writer to show employers your potential.

Thankfully, that’s not necessary. We’ve reviewed countless restaurant manager resumes and have discovered what works and what won’t for landing interviews.

We distilled that information into five free restaurant manager resume samples with tips to help you secure your next job in 2022.

Restaurant Manager Resume

Restaurant Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • It’s one thing to tell someone you’re good at your job. It’s another to demonstrate that you are, in fact, quantifiably good at what you do. As a restaurant manager, where quantifiable metrics can demonstrate your capability, numbers become essential in distinguishing your resume.
    • This resume does a great job of showing, rather than telling, an impressive job performance. Include metrics on the number of employees you managed, health inspection scores, quarterly or annual returns, money saved through efficient practices, positive reviews, and reductions in staff turnover.
    • Important: don’t spell out the numbers. Numbers break up the visual monotony of letters and catch hiring managers’ eyes. Though it may be customary in some professions to write out numbers, you shouldn’t do so on your resume.
  • This resume includes a resume objective. We recommend including a resume/career objective when you are changing careers or filling up a bit of space on your resume. For instance, if you want to transition from managing a casual eatery to a formal French bistro, include an objective.
  • If you choose to include a resume objective, you’ll need to customize it to each job for which you apply. Review the job description and incorporate essential skills into your objective. It’s also important to mention the restaurant by name. It might seem like a headache, but you’ll score fewer interviews if you fail to customize your objective, and instead, mass spam an unspecific resume to employers.

Restaurant Assistant Manager Resume

Restaurant Assistant Manager resume example

Why this resume works

    • Just because you’re an assistant doesn’t mean you can’t take initiative. Though it’s okay to start one or two of your bullet points with the word “assisted” or “helped,” don’t rely on them for more than that. Use language on your resume that sells your ability to work independently.
      • Try using words like “spearheaded,” and “overhauled” to highlight the ability to work without constant supervision from the restaurant manager.
    • The resume skills section is typically neglected by many hopeful applicants. If you want your resume to be seen by hiring managers, you need to include resume skills.
      • Check the job description of the positions for which you apply. Though you can include skills that relate to all restaurant management jobs, you’ll have the best chance of getting past the ATS if you match your skills to those highlighted in the job description.
      • Because of the intense competition for restaurant manager jobs, hiring administrators often receive more than 300 applications. To accelerate the review process, they automate the initial stage using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Hiring managers can filter resumes for specific job skills to automatically remove any that may be a poor fit.
      • Include skills that are relevant for restaurant managers, such as customer service and interpersonal skills, troubleshooting, organization, leadership, and flexibility.

    Restaurant General Manager Resume

    Restaurant General Manager resume example

    Why this resume works

    • Work experience is generally stated best in reverse-chronological order (with the most recent experience at the top of the page). We recommend you do this to highlight your most relevant work history.
      • Hiring directors have an overwhelming job. They review hundreds of resumes. Unfortunately, many applicants don’t read the job description before applying. Hiring managers try to sift through applicants as quickly as possible to determine which are worth their time. Having your most important experiences at the top of the page will ensure that your resume winds up in the interview pile rather than the bin. Our resume format guide can help you better understand these important details.
    • Let’s face it; resumes aren’t exactly page-turners. They’re not a beach read, and very few people would read them for enjoyment. But that doesn’t mean they should be boring!
      • Instead, focus on accomplishments, and remember to use metrics to demonstrate them. For example, rather than writing “job duties included budgeting and basic accounting skills,” this resume states, “generated restaurant target sales figures and individual server target sales, analyzing weekly data to make improvements, resulting in annual sales 11% above targets.”
      • There’s no need to include bullet points that restate your “job responsibilities” or a laundry list of basic tasks you were required to complete.

    Pizza Restaurant Manager Resume

    Pizza Restaurant Manager resume example

    Why this resume works

    • You don’t need to list strictly management experience on your pizza restaurant manager resume.
      • If you have a background in any restaurant job, then you can easily highlight transferable skills. For example, you can highlight using ingredients before spoilage as a chef (saving the restaurant money), that you engaged in positive customer service, and increased efficiency as a delivery driver.
    • Don’t hold back. A great resume requires taking ownership of your accomplishments and achievements. 
      • Use active voice, action words, concise sentences, and metrics in every bullet point. Feel free to use our resume builder, which will help your resume look polished, from grammar and careful attention to detail, to sentence structure and formatting.

    Fast Food Restaurant Manager Resume

    Fast Food Restaurant Manager resume example

    Why this resume works

    • Focus on relevant positions; if you’ve had lots of different job titles and experiences that span decades, save them for an interview.
      • It’s best to highlight the most relevant jobs you can. In general, this should be at least two and no more than four work experiences.
    • The number of bullet points you include and their length is also important. 
      • We recommend including 3-6 bullet points for each work experience and less than 200 characters per point. To achieve the most impact in the fewest characters, you’ll need to use quantifiable metrics.
    • If this is a challenge, don’t sweat it. Crafting the perfect resume is no easy feat and may require some adjustment. Use this resume checker to see how you can make improvements that land you more interviews.

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