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Most server jobs do not require specific qualifications, although a high school diploma is usually required. The work can be physically demanding, so it's important to be fit and able to stay on your feet for entire shifts. Servers also need to have good memories for customer orders and be able to multi-task when it comes to serving several customers at a time. Servers need to have excellent customer service skills and many restaurants have targets for their servers to achieve, so sales skills are also an asset.
Servers will spend most of their shifts on their feet, walking around and carrying orders which can be heavy, so it is important to be physically fit. Servers will also be the first point of contact for customers who want to make a complaint, so they need to be diplomatic and calm under pressure.