At Langley’s on the green, we hire lots of servers. But most of the time these servers are just looking for temporary jobs for cash flow or gaining experiences. I often try to provide advises to these young servers about their career directions and what they can do if they don’t want to be a server. So, this post is for those people who worked as server, waiter, restaurant cooks but want to take other career opportunities.
If you are one of them, here are some career options. If you are not sure, then here are some questions to ask yourselves first: Have you worked in the food service industry for year and are looking for a change? Have you contemplated switching careers to one as a teacher, grocer, or even a dental assistant? If you answer yes, then your experience as a server can help!
There are a wide variety of careers that can utilize your current skills in order to advance your career in other areas. This article will explore these three career options as well as encourage you to find a job that you love doing so that you enjoy the time that you spend working each day.
First, your abilities as a qualified server can launch your education career in no time. Being a teacher is a truly rewarding career in which you can change the lives of the students that you come in contact with.
The clearest choice of content with a food service background would be for you to pursue a degree in home economics or culinary education. Teaching students how to prepare healthy meals as well as teaching them how to be independent is a quality that they will carry with them forever. If you want to truly affect others’ lives, use your skills to become a teacher!
The second career option if you are trying to leave the food service industry but still utilize some of the skills you learned would be to step into the grocery chain business. Grocers are becoming increasingly focused on education and customer service, which are two skill sets that are prominent in the food service industry. Working in the meat, seafood, or produce department would provide you with the opportunity to educate customers on healthy food options, prepare ready made foods for consumption, and also provide excellent customer service to those with questions or concerns about the products and services available.
Finally, if the customer service aspect of the food service industry was the most intriguing in your former career, perhaps being a dental assistant would be a logical next step. Working in the dental industry provides a chance for individualized customer service to a wide variety of people on a daily basis. In this profession you would likely encounter a wide variety of people who were in need of a wide variety of services. Being from the food service industry, you could use your communication, data entry, and organization skills to assist these people and make their visit as enjoyable as possible. If you are really interested in medical related career, I would recommend you spend some time researching the cost of school, job prospect, and maybe look at a few of the good resume examples to see what employers are looking for so you can better prepare yourself for the job market.
The average American switches careers ten to fifteen times in his or her lifetime, so it’s to be expected if you are also thinking about a change! Looking for another job can be a fun and exciting process, so long as you are smart about using the skill set that you have developed in your previous position. Being a teacher, grocer, or dental assistant, will not only provide you with the diversity that you crave but will also allow you to work inside your comfort zone using some of your skills as a food service provider. Whatever career you choose, make sure that you go to work each day with the mindset of making the world a bit better for those you serve.