Composing a bank teller resume- samples and problems

More than one hundred job seekers submit in average their application for every single job opening of a bank teller. This is not a little number, is it? You will need an exceptional resume, in order to have a real shot on a job of a teller in a good bank. We devoted another article to the topic of perfect cover letter for bank teller. But let’s have a look right now on the parts of ideal resume for this position.

Before we look at the parts of ideal resume for your application in a bank, you should realize what the employers desire to see on the resume of an ideal applicant for this position:

  • They are looking for someone with exceptional communication skills
  • They are looking for people with good IQ score, so they can easily understand the banking terminology and explain it to the clients
  • They are looking for good looking people that are charismatic or even charming
  • Ideally they are looking for someone with previous experience in customer service, retail or banking.


Your resume should reflect these skills and abilities. If it does so and your bank teller cover letter is good also, employer will have no other option to invite you for an interview. And if it happens, you should prepare for it. There are two special cases, when one of our co-authors can help you. If you apply for a teller job at Wells Fargo, or Bank of America, WF Interview Guide or Bank of America Interview Guide should give you a good idea of what to do to be successful. Let’s have a look at some parts of the resume.


Sections on ideal resume for bank teller applicants

Your professional and smiley picture

As we already mentioned, physical appearance is important for a bank teller. Just think about it from the perspective of a client. You for sure prefer to deal with good looking and smiley tellers. Managers in a bank realize this. That’s why the first golden advice is to put a nice professional picture on your resume.

You should be smiling on the picture and general it should present positive emotions. Such a good picture can win you many invitation for an interview, so please do not underestimate it.


Resume objective

It’s not any secret anymore that resume objective is a most important part on your resume. A good one for a teller working in a bank should look like:


I would love to become a great bank teller and help daily the clients of the bank to solve their financial problems. I see a true purpose in this job.
My objective is to carry out my job as well as I can, ideally on a teller position in an international bank.


Your objective should simply suit the job you are applying for. If you are submitting an application for bank teller position, then mention this position on your resume.


Relevant skills and abilities

When it comes to a position of bank teller, the right abilities and attitudes are more important than the actual experience. Just think about it. Every bank has its own training program. So even if you have absolutely no experience with similar position, you can be trained to become a perfect bank teller. But this is true only if you have the right predispositions for the job. Employers are aware of this fact and search for the following skills on your resume:

  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to uncover the needs of the client
  • Ability to make the other people feeling good with you
  • Ability to sell
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to explain complicated stuff in an easy way
  • Other relevant abilities


If you posses any of these abilities, you should mention it on your resume without a doubt. These are the eye catchers for the employer. These are the skills that can win you a job.


Employment history

As I mentioned already, your practical experience is not as important. But if you did any relevant job in the past, such as shop assistant, customer support, call center operator, sales representative, etc. , mention it on your resume. Ideally, you should put it in this way:

From 2/2009 – 11/2010
Shop assistant
ABC Ltd.
Key skills achieved: Ability to understand the needs of customers, improvement of my communication skills
Key achievement: Great level of customer satisfaction

As you can see, you can use every part on your resume to convince the employer about your suitability for the job. Show him that you have the right skills and abilities for the role, even in the description of your practical experience.



In most of the cases, high school is enough for a position of bank teller. As I said before, the training will be provided in the beginning. However, if you took part in any presentation or communication courses, we advice you to put in on your resume.


Personal references

Personal references can represent the decision factor, especially if there are many candidates with similar predispositions for the job. Please, read then more about it in our references on resume section.

So that’s it. You should now have a good grasp of writing a perfect resume for a teller, the one that will sell your application to the employers. In case that you are not sure though, feel free to check the following sample.

Bank teller resume sample

Example of bank teller resume from fresh graduate