1- You have absolutely no notions of bartending. it's ok to not be an expert but any employer will at least you are able to differentiate between a rocks glass and a Boston glass. (If you need to learn the essentials of bartending sign up for our iPour Online Bartender Training)
2- You are not talking to the right person. Sending out a bunch of resumes with no strategy is as productive as throwing darts in the dark hoping to hit the target. You need to make a conscious effort to find the name and contact info of the hiring managers you where you want to go. Save some trees and only hand out your resume to someone who will read it
3- You are not giving out the right first impression. When you dress for an interview you should keep in your mind the concept of the venue in mind. Is it a cocktail bar? Show up impeccable like you could jump behind the bar and start serving in the spot. Is it a sports bar? Dress accordingly. The hiring manager must be able to see you as someone he wants for his team. Hint: Dressing in black always works.
4- You are talking too much. Remember all those lawyer TV shows. First rule is don't answer anything you haven't been ask for. The hiring manager hasn't dwelled on the fact that you have virtually no experience? Great! Keep your mouth shut and move the conversation into more safer waters.
5- You are not talking enough. The previous rule doesn't mean you should stay quiet. On the contrary, talk, make the conversation interesting, show value, create rapport just make sure that every word you say conveys value and attitude. The hiring manager must finish the inverview knowing he found the perfect match for this team.