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November 24, 2013 Job Placement Update//Summary of grads hired during September through November
During September through the third week of November graduates continue to get hired at a rate of about 100 per month. Those are only the ones that we hear about from the grads and employers. On top of these recent hires we often find out about hundreds of hirings months and months after they occur.
Hiring Bartenders for Parties
From September through mid November our placement office direct gave out over 60 party bartending jobs to grads in Md, DC, and VA for corporate events, weddings, parties, etc. It wasn’t even busy party season and we were able to direct distribute bartender jobs to our large volume of grads through calls that come into us for event staffing. Its a bonus we are always happy to provide.
Bartender Jobs in Virginia
While large numbers of grads found bartending gigs through our placement leads and processes in closer in the usual closer in locations such as throughout Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax we also learned of graduates using their knowledge, certification and skills to land some of the best bartending gigs further out in the state. Catherine landed a bartending gig in Berryville at Battletown Inn one of the better known restaurants for drinks and dining in Western Loudoun County. Sophie landed a bartending gig at Poor Billy’s in Blacksburg. We are continuously pleased to see grads at Virginia Tech and Radford land bartending jobs in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Lynchburg. Our name has spread throughout the state.
Bartending Jobs in Maryland
For so many years Professional Bartending School grads fill leads and land bartending positions throughout Maryland. Long term employers, and popular destination points for drinks and dining such as Proud Mary in Fort Washington continue to hire our graduates. Others use the training, certification, experience, skills and knowledge to land premier bartending gigs in further out regions such as Tiffany at the Carriage House Inn in Emmitsburg near the PA border. Meanwhile we had grads land gigs in Rockville, Bethesda, Hagerstown, Waldorf, Oxon Hill, Greenbelt and Silver Spring. Wanda, our grad with experience and a following did a two day promo with Copper Canyon Grill and sold out the bar and restaurant!!!
Bartending Work in Washington DC
Over 100 different bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels etc. in the District have hired our graduates to date in 2013. You can travel around the District and be served in a busy crowd at a club or a high end establishment by a practiced mixologist. It could be a graduate of the Professional Bartending School. Over the last few months in Foggy Bottom near GW our grads were hired at McFaddens and Froggy Bottom. In Adams Morgan over these last few months William landed a bartending gig at Columbia Station. A number of grads have been hired at bartending gigs near Gallery Place, Verizon Center including at Bar Louie’s and the Hampton Inn. In fact Robert, an older grad used free time during the government shutdown to take free refresher classes to update his skills for the Hampton Inn gig. Alexandra landed a terrific mid town Happy hour bartending gig at The Meeting Place at L and 17th. Frank is preparing cutting edge cocktails at Black Jack and Pearl Dive Oyster Bar on booming 14th Street, and Kendrick hooked up a bartending gig near Catholic Uat Brookland Cafe.
Placement Highlights from the first half of 2013
During the first half of 2013 our grads continue to get hired as bartenders at a rate of about 100/month. This is the highest rate of bartending school grads hired of any school in the nation. We update their pictures on our Facebook page so you can see where they are working. We keep a running list of hires at our office for anyone to review. We simply get and verify more grads being hired than any other school in the nation. It is more grads hired than all other sources COMBINED in the DMV. Our grads have been consistently getting hired at about this rate for about 3 and 1/2 years following a huge update and overhaul of our decades long active placement program.
Some of the highlights:
About 50 grads bartended one or both nights at the Inaugural balls at the Convention Center in January. Some grads called it the event of their lives, not only seeing and serving celebrities but earning bank at these huge events, and being treated to a rare private concert as they watched and heard performers practice before the evenings festivities. We staffed this two day event in basically two days calling on our vast base of graduates.
During the first half of 2013 over 80 different Washington DC bars, hotels, clubs, and restaurants hired our grads. It was every kind of establishment. The beautiful acclaimed unique Balkan restaurant Ambar in SE hired multiple graduates as did, Heaven and Hell in Adams Morgan, the Army Navy Club downtown, Big Chair in Anacostia, Howard Theater and clubs such as Ibiza and Sutra. We have grads behind the bar at acclaimed high end establishments where craft mixology is in vogue such as Ancara in the Watergate, popular Shaws Tavern, Lincoln restaurant downtown, and world famous Occidental on Pennsylvania Avenue.
In Maryland we had graduates hired in Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bowie, Germantown, Frederick, Upper Marlboro, Landover, College Park, National Harbor, and Waldorf among other towns and cities throughout the state. We had multiple grads hired to bartend in Hagerstown in Western Maryland. Our school and placement office has a long reach.
In Virginia as always a huge number of grads got hired in bars, restaurants and hotels in Arlington and Alexandria. Beyond that grads landed bartending jobs in Richmond, Blacksburg, many in Fairfax, Vienna, Woodbridge, Springfield, Herndon, Leesburg, Fredericksburg and Chantilly to name some of the towns and cities where our grads landed bartending jobs this year.
As we have in past years we hosted employers at our site and were able to bring in multiple grads to interview for positions with these bartenders. The biggest event was a job fair for the internationally known Homestead Resort in Southern Virginia. Additionally we hosted a job fair for local restaurant Notting Hill in Alexandria. Regional restaurants, bars, and clubs have found our location to be a convenient and great place to host a job fair and attract potential bartenders from throughout Md, DC, and Virginia.
Of course you can see pictures of many of these recent bartending hires on our Facebook page. Its astonishing how many graduates either work or are in college and use our program to pick up part time jobs in Va, DC, and MD. We service the entire region. Check out pictures of some hires in Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring
We at the Professional Bartending School are glad you finally decided to make it! You’re reading this because you’re curious about what the bartending world has to offer. Where else can you make great money, drinks and friends at the same time?
Since 1968, the Professional Bartending School has been responsible for training more DC, VA, and MD bartenders than any other source. WHAT this means is that for over 40 years we have been building and maintaining relationships with hundreds even thousands of bars and restaurants all throughout the DC Metro area and deep into Maryland and Virginia.
From 2010-2012 our grads landed about 1200 verified bartending jobs per year!! We have been publishing this on our Facebook Page. Real grads, real bars, real jobs, real dates. No made up marketing slogans or promises. Real results.
You can’t get that anywhere else! Bartending jobs can be hard to come by without experience, but with the help of our job placement assistance director and our huge job lead list, contacts, relationships, and processes, becoming a bartender within a week after graduating is possible. Remember: Jobs come to us. If a bar or restaurant needs bartenders, they call us when they want people, and it’s our job to supply them with you!
Taking the first step can be difficult, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the restaurant industry. Our program is specifically designed to make you feel comfortable working behind a bar. We will cater to any schedule, as well as work with any kind of learning curve. We will work with you to make sure you not only understand the basics of bartending, but that you leave here with the confidence and knowledge that every bartender needs in order to secure a job.
Call us today to set up a time to come in for a Free Bartending Class. There’s no better way to see what you’re getting into than to actually experience it for yourself first hand. Think of it as test-driving the car before you buy it. If there’s anything we can guarantee, it’s that you’ll love our facility, neighborhood, access to Metro, free parking, job placement assistance program and awesome instructors! We hope to hear from you today!
You may be interested to know how well known we are.
- We are certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
- We are members of the World Bartending Training Organization.
- We are long term members of the BBB.
Everyone in the region knows the Professional Bartending School. Check our media page for references from channel 7ABC, channel 5Fox, WKYS 93.9, the Washington Post, the Post Express and the GW Hatchet, just to name a few. On our testimonial page you’ll find that we were recruited to teach bartending by a group funded by the Organization of American States. We are highlighted on the most popular website about DC bars clubs and lounges. On our Testimonial Page you will find reviews of our services from local bar owners and managers, the people that hire our grads.
One additional feature is that we are known as nationwide leaders for national reciprocal bartender job placement. It’s a function of many elements including:
• Our job placement assistance is incredibly effective on a local/regional basis.
• Bartending Schools around the nation know this. They want to be associated with us because we are so successful in helping grads get work.
• Naturally they want to provide the same type of effort on behalf of our grads when this occurs.
• Our own methods for finding bartending jobs ranks with anything you will find anywhere in any source on the web or otherwise. Why? Because we have incorporated our decades of experience from many employees, owners, etc. that includes bar ownership, bartending, bar management, HR experience, extensive networking and selling into the food and beverage industry. We’ve hired promoted and fired bartenders. We have placed thousands of bartenders through our various schools. In 2010 we helped grads get about 1200 bartender jobsâ€¦and posted the specific grads, the jobs and the dates. No other source can come close to matching this.
Lots of different bartending schools can provide you with help. For instance we are closely related to a Bartending School in Pittsburgh. We also cooperate with a New York Bartending School at 500 8th Avenue, NYC and another New York City Bartending School at 252 West 29th Street, NYC and a N J Bartending School outside of Philadelphia, and a North Carolina Bartending Schoolat 6512 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
If you are looking at the West Coast consider these Los Angeles Bartending Schools. In fact if you take our course be sure to get the full assistance that includes our “how to get a bartending job” process. Its so powerful that it has assisted our DC region grads in getting jobs across the nation and around the world, information you can find on our Facebook page or by visiting our school
Recently, The Professional Bartending School was featured on Fox 5 with Holly Morris! Click Here to watch us make fools of ourselves… Try not to laugh too hard!
Also, if you’ve ever listened to The Russ Parr Morning Show on 93.9 WKYS you’ve probably heard of Shaqwana… You talk about a crazy girl!! Shaqwana came to us a few months back to get her feet wet behind the bar and try something new, and while she was here she shot some video footage of her goofing off in class. (I ended up stepping behind the bar to show her a thing or two) She ended up graduating with flying colors, so if you’d like to see some of our shenanigans, click on Shaqwana at the Arlington Bartending School