So, how do you show you’re cut out to be a Starbucks partner (i.e. employee)? How do you prove that you can provide an up-to-standard service?
You make a great resume.
We’re here to help with that!
Keep on reading to find out how to appeal to Starbucks recruiters.
Our comprehensive guide has all the tips you’ll need
- What do Starbucks recruiters look for in a perfect applicant
- Which resume layouts to use and how to format them
- How to laser-focus your resume and show your character
- Which resume sections are more important
- How to highlight the right experience and skills
- What to do after you submit your application and resume
How to create an excellent Starbucks resume and impress recruiters
The company offers a myriad of different positions. Generally, there are four employment paths you can follow:
- Manufacturing & Distribution
- Starbucks Reserve® & Princi® Production Kitchens
Whether you want to be a barista or an HR specialist, you have lots of opportunities. Remote and hybrid options, too. Depending on the position, of course.
And the good news is that you can apply to as many positions you want. As long as you fit the requirements.
So, don’t get discouraged if you see that your chosen Starbucks branch isn’t hiring. If there are other local branches in need of employees, your resume gets sent to the relevant manager.
The company likes to keep applications and resumes on file.
Speaking of applications, what are those?
The company's onboarding process starts with its own careers platform. Every available position on offer is listed there.
And each role has its own online application form. Keep in mind, there is no offline option to submit your application form offline.
Starbucks suggests that the application form is enough to get hired.
Because it resembles a resume in and of itself. But this doesn't allow you to present your experience and skills in the best possible light.
Ultimately, you're constricted by the application's layout and wording.
That's why we suggest including your resume with the application form. So, what do you need to know about building your own Starbucks resume?
Let’s start with the layout. The three most popular resume formats you can use are:
Which one is your best option depends on your work experience and abilities. If you’re an experienced professional, then the reverse-chronological format is for you.
Begin with your most recent employment. But don’t go back more than a decade and include only the most relevant positions.
If you’re changing careers or you’re a recent college grad, the hybrid resume is perfect for you. The main idea behind this layout is that you can mix and match your experience and education.
Even if you don’t have experience in the particular role you’re applying for. What you do have, instead, is life experience.
And this one is much more important because you’ll be dealing with people on a day-to-day basis.
As such, any experience you have with people management and/or customer service is a plus.
What about if you’re a high school student and don’t have any work history at all?
You have to be at least 16 years of age to be eligible to apply for a Starbucks position. As such, nobody expects you to have professional experience. Or a background in the food industry.
So the functional and hybrid resume formats are your best option.
The layouts put an emphasis on technical and social talents. And as we mentioned before, life experience is all you need.
Member of the football team? Then you know what teamwork means. Volunteered? You probably take directions well and have good communication skills.
Managed a school club? That’s time and resource management skills right there.
Remember, Starbucks can train you in the core abilities it requires for the position. That’s why the company concentrates on character and personality.
So, make sure you research and understand the company’s mission and values. And incorporate them in your resume wherever you can.
Finally, limit yourself to a single page.
With all this in mind, here is how to divide your resume: