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Anthony Bourdain. Eric Räty. Guy Fieri. Mario Batali.
Do you know what is it they've got in common? They're not only culinary experts and fantastic chefs.
They all started as dishwashers.
A job washing dishes can be your start in the restaurant world. It can also be just a part-time job that helps you make money on the side. No matter how you treat it, you need a great dishwasher resume to get those jobs. Because even hole-in-the-wall spots will ask you for one.
This guide will show you:
A dishwasher resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
How to write a dishwasher resume that will land you more interviews.
Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a dishwasher resume.
How to describe your experience on a resume for a dishwasher to get any job you want.
Cheerful dishwasher with 1 year of experience in a busy chain restaurant. Employee of the month 3 times at Pizza Hut in Lewiston, Maine. Commended by boss 4x for punctuality and working all year without a single sick day. Favorite dishwasher of cooks and waitstaff because I always chip in to help with things that “aren’t my job.”
Pizza Hut Inc.
March 2017–July 2018
Worked 40 hours a week washing dishes in a fast-paced chain restaurant. Commended by boss 4x for punctuality.
Operated Hobart dishwasher. Received frequent compliments from manager for speed and quality of work.
Restocked clean plates, cups, pizza pans, and silverware. Favorite of waitstaff because my dishes are so clean. The secret was changing the water on a schedule.
Chipped in to unload trucks, sweep and mop front of house, and do light-duty maintenance and construction tasks.
2012–2016 Lewiston High School
Graduated with H.S. diploma
Complimented by 11 teachers for cheerful attitude and always pitching in to help.
Member, High School Swim Team, all four years.
Skilled in teamwork, communication, and learning from criticism. Strong work ethic and positive attitude.
Volunteer to walk dogs 4x per month at Lewiston Animal Shelter.
Work out at the gym 2 days per week for self-care.
Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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