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Your resume is the first impression you’ll make with a potential employer, so to increase your chances of scheduling an interview, you need a resume that is informative, organized and concise. Getting expert advice on how to craft the perfect resume boosts your chances to get the job, so we’ve taken care of that for you by sending a typical bank teller resume sample to the experts for evaluation. Try to avoid the mistakes noted below to produce a resume that can get you the job.
Really Sell Yourself in the Summary
A short or lackluster opening summary is often where an employer will stop reading, so avoid saying too little or being too general. Shoot for 4 to 6 lines and include some relevant work experience, two or three major skills and specific, positive personal traits. Equally important is to maintain proper grammatical structure; the easiest way to do this is image each sentence in first person and then remove the personal pronoun.
Organize your skills into relevant categories
An employer will only look so long for certain key strength and skills in your highlights list, so be sure to subdivide your qualities and make them easier to find. Organizing your skills and traits this way also ensures no list is too long or daunting. When deciding what to include and how to say it, keep it short and relevant. Also, be extra careful not to repeat bullet points, here or anywhere else in your resume. WRONG: Highlights * Strong sense of banking ethics * Risk management evaluation background * Debt and credit management * Cash dispenser operation * Currency and coin counter * Safe and vault operation * Inventory management background * Strong sense of banking ethics * Practiced knowledge of bank security systems * Strong work ethic * Organized * Friendly * Excellent communication skills * Reliable * Sales expertise * MS Office proficient * Experience with OneSite, and Property Solutions leasing programs * Proficient with Microsoft Excel RIGHT: Areas of Expertise * Debt and credit management * Cash dispenser usage * Currency and coin counter * Skilled with OneSite and Property Solutions software * Risk management evaluation * Safe and vault operation * Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite * Knowledgeable of bank security systems Highlights * Familiar with banking ethics * Strong work ethic * Organized * Friendly * Excellent communication skills * Reliable
Make your experience easy to read
There are two changes this resume needs to make the work experience easier to read: bullet points for all jobs listed, and present tense for the current job. Avoid listing the same work experience for different jobs, and if it’s a very common activity then leave it out completely. Here’s how just one of the jobs listed on this resume could be improved. WRONG: BankPlus February 2008 to June 2009 Teller II Canton, Yazoo City, MS Established new customer accounts including checking, savings, lines of credit and loans.Balanced daily cash deposits and bank vault inventory with a zero error rate.Processed cash withdrawals.Adhered to BankPlus security and audit procedures.Researched and resolved customer issues on personal savings, checking and lines of credit accounts.Examined checks for identification and endorsement.Entered member transaction data into the online banking software.Processed treasury, tax and loan payments.Supplied tellers with coin and currency as needed.Maintained confidentiality of bank records and client information.Directed specific questions to appropriate branch personnel.Delivered prompt, accurate and excellent customer service. Scanned checks into banking software, and made sure each batch balanced. RIGHT: BankPlus February 2008 to June 2009 Teller II Canton, Yazoo City, MS * Established new customer accounts including checking, savings, lines of credit and loans. * Balanced daily cash deposits and bank vault inventory with a zero error rate. * Adhered to BankPlus security and audit procedures. * Researched and resolved customer issues. * Examined checks for identification and endorsement. * Processed treasury, tax and loan payments. * Delivered prompt, accurate and excellent customer service. * Scanned checks into banking software, and made sure each batch balanced.
Only mention briefly schools where you did not earn a degree
Employers are generally more concerned with degrees earned, and pointing out multiple schools where you did not earn a degree can be a red flag about your work ethic. Instead, list full details of any school where you did earn a degree, but just mention what you studied at other schools. For example, “Coursework in Marketing, Human Resources and Business Law, Mississippi College” would be more appropriate then placing the school on its own with no degree date given. Now that you’ve seen how to fix a sample resume, you’re ready to apply these tips and use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to craft the best resume you can. You’ll have access to expert advise on formatting, font choice and length.