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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Bartender (Short)


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

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • 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.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.

About the test (Full Version)

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
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

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:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Food Preparation and Serving Related
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$19,870 or less
Bottom 25%:
$23,860 or less
$31,510 (Average)
Top 25%:
$42,800 or more
Top 10%:
$61,210 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$9.55 or less
Bottom 25%:
$11.47 or less
$15.15 (Average)
Top 25%:
$20.58 or more
Top 10%:
$29.43 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:113,500

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Persuasion
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Near Vision
  • Information Ordering
  • Speech Clarity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
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:
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: Banquet Bartender, Bar Attendant, Bar Captain, Bar Tender, Barkeep, Barkeeper, Barmaid, Barman, Bartender, Drink Mixer, Mixologist, Taproom Attendant

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Waiters and Waitresses, Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Baristas, Food Preparation Workers, Cooks, Short Order, Food Service Managers, Chefs and Head Cooks, Cooks, Restaurant, First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop, Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria, Dishwashers, Cooks, Private Household, Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers, Cooks, Fast Food, Bakers

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