Training is key
To get a job as a bouncer is not as easy as it might seem to be. It can be difficult to be hired at your local music club but you can increase your chances by being prepared for the job. First, proper training for the job will elevate you above the rest. Your knowledge in recognition of fake identification, understanding the powers to arrest, and knowledge of alcohol service liabilities will make you stand out. Besides, you should portray yourself as a person who can be trusted right from the start. The following tips will increase your chances of getting hired as a bouncer quickly.
Job skills you should posses
First, you must possess physical strength. In case of a physical altercation, you should be able to break up the fight or restrain those involved until law enforcement officers arrive. In some situations, as a bouncer, you should be able to eject rowdy people from the premises. It would add into your qualifications if you have some form of martial arts training. This will help you to neutralize a fight in a calm and intentional manner without injuring someone. As a result, the customers will remain calm while impressing the club owner.
Secondly, as a bouncer you should be hawk eyed. Excellent observation skills will help you to be aware of the surroundings. The ability to read and judge people in regards to body language is essential for you in order to see what other people cannot see. The ability to stay sharp and observant will help you notice such things as people sneaking alcohol in from outside.
Thirdly, as a bouncer you should be very good in decision making. Quick decision making ability will help you to know what to do before a situations gets out of control. You should be able to neutralize any trouble arising as fast as possible so as to prevent losses occurring.
Another key attribute that you should posses as a bouncer is good communication skills. Talking to people at the door include asking for ID and taking entry charges. Also, as a bouncer, you should be able to speak to unruly customers in a good way so as to understand you.
Besides, as a bouncer you should be honest to your employer. In order to achieve this, you must set clear boundaries with the patrons. For instance you should not compromise and let anyone getting out of control to stay in the club or even don’t let underage into the premises. Stick to your code of conduct, if it’s a no it’s a no. Period.
More importantly, you should be able to hold on your tempers. For you to successfully do the job, you should be able to ignore insults thrown to you by unruly clients. For instance, once you have thrown someone outside for whatever reason, he or she might talk trash to you and try to tempt you into something unpleasant. In case that happens, just turn your back and go inside the premises as if nothing has happened.
The bottom line
As a bouncer, you have the mandate to protect the interests of the music club you are working for. The owner of the music club will want you to protect the reputation of the establishment by offering security to both the premises and the customers. Therefore, to perform in this job, it calls for both your abilities as a bouncer and your people skills.