First job: Start as a Back Bar; practice will do you good. Knowing how to make drinks, isn’t necessary, anybody can learn how to make drinks, you can learn on the job.
To shine you need the following skills:
Charm, empathy, exceptional memory, gaining the trust of others, good listening skills, hospitality, making people laugh, reading people, self-defense, quick humor, great taste buds, Not 100% necessary: Complete knowledge of every sport will help in many bars. A bartender is a friend, becomes a family member a confident.
You can’t learn those skills and talents. Without those basics tools if it’s not in your personality, choose a different career.
In all of my 40 plus years as a restaurant owner, the best bartender I ever hired didn’t know how to make drinks on his first day on the job. His personality was so amazing, he was filling my 25 bar-stools 3 deep all week long.