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Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - collect payment
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.

About the test

The HR Avatar Bartender Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Bartender test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:35-3011.00
Simulation Context:Restaurant (Waiter/Waitress)
O*Net Context:Food Preparation and Serving Related
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$17,310 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18,650 or less
$20,800 (Average)
Top 25%:
$28,780 or more
Top 10%:
$40,230 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.32 or less
Bottom 25%:
$8.97 or less
$10.00 (Average)
Top 25%:
$13.84 or more
Top 10%:
$19.34 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:27,830

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Food Production
  • Law and Government
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
  • Negotiation
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Information Ordering
  • Trunk Strength
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Some College:
Professional Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Bar Attendant, Bar Captain, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Barkeep, Barkeeper, Barmaid, Barman, Bartender, Bartender Extra, Bartender Server, Drink Mixer, Mixologist, Server, Taproom Attendant, Waitress

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"The value received far exceeds the price"
"Truly takes out the guess work"
"Hiring managers can easily understand the reports"

Activities performed during the Test
  • Answer customer questions about current deals and specials.
  • Calculate customer bills.
  • Learn and communicate information on product differences.
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