1. Why do you want to work at this restaurant as Waitress?

I really like the kind of food the restaurant serves. I love Italian food and I wanted to apply for a job where I could show my passion for the food when customers ask me questions.

2. Can you explain what is your greatest strength?

This is your time to shine. Just remember the interviewer is looking for work related strengths. Mention a number of them such as being a good motivator, problem solver, performing well under pressure, loyal, positive attitude, eager to learn, taking the initiative, attention to detail. Whichever you go for, be prepared to give examples that illustrate this particular skill.

3. Explain me do you like working in a team?

Your answer is of course that you are an excellent team player; there really is no other valid answer here as you will not function in an organization as a loner. You may want to mention what type of role you tend to adopt in a team, especially if you want to emphasize key skills such as leadership. Be prepared to give specific examples in a very matter of fact sort of way.

4. Do you know about this organization?

Do your homework prior to the interview. Doing the background work will help you stand out. Find out who the main players are -- have they been in the news recently? You're not expected to know every date and individual but you need to have a solid understanding of the company as a whole.

5. Tell us are you comfortable carrying serving plates?

I can comfortably carry two plates from the kitchen to the restaurant. Depending on the plates, I can sometimes carry three at a time

6. Tell me what is your favourite part about being a waitress?

Waitressing gives me the opportunity to learn on my feet and I get to serve different customers. As there are new people in the restaurant every day, it means every day is different.

7. Tell us what would your previous co-workers say about you?

This is not the arena for full disclosure. You want to stay positive and add a few specific statements or paraphrase. Something like "Joe Blogs always mentioned how reliable and hard working I was" is enough.

8. Explain me one of your proudest moments at work?

This question is excellent! It tells me what they most value in their own abilities, what they see as important and shows their potential as an employee.

9. Tell me have you ever had to bend the rules in order to achieve a goal?

Beware of this type of question! Under no circumstances is it necessary to break company policy to achieve something. Resist the temptation to answer and give examples, as what the interviewer is looking for is to determine how ethical you are and if you will remain true to company policy.

10. Tell me what does hospitality mean to you and how can you show that to our guest?

The first part of this question is easy. Everyone can answer it. The second part is where people stumble. Service steps for implementation can be blurry so a clear answer really shows me something about the candidate.

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