Getting a job as a waitress?

I'm a 20 year old college student, and I need a new job when I get back to school. I had my first serving job this summer, but I've had jobs in the food industry since I turned 15. I would really like a serving job at places like PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, or some steak houses. But, I heard that they only hire people with years of experience. Is that true? Also, I also heard that you can be hired as a hostess and then promoted to become a server. How long does it usually take of being a host to be able to be promoted? Thanks

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  • 8 years ago
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    They may prefer the experience but it isn't required. When you fill out the application it will say the requirements. So check the application and see if it is required- it probably isn't. Usually people do not have years of experience serving, they usually move up onto something better. You should be a good applicant since you have been in the food service for a while.

    It depends on how lng it takes to be promoted. You have to excel and your job and show that you can handle the responsibility of moving up.

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