How To Become a Bank Teller

One of the prominent jobs nowadays is that of a bank teller. A bank teller is a person or employee that deals directly with people. Duties that correspond in accepting a teller job are as follows.

  • Check deposits
  • Savings deposits and withdrawals
  • Loan and mortgages
  • Cash advances
  • Payment collection

To be qualified for a bank teller position, you must have finished high school education. Chances and opportunities will be better if you're a college graduate, preferably with a degree in accounting or business. Here are some important tips that will help you get a job as a bank teller.

  1. Before you apply with any bank, it will be best if you consider a couple of things. Check the bank locations where you are applying to. There is a higher chance that you'll be hired if your house is located just around the branch area. Have a brief background about the position you are applying for or its job description. Researching some important details and facts about the job is also a good way to relax yourself and prepare.
  2. Bring a brief but concise resume. It is advisable to include an application letter that explains your reasons why you want to become a teller.
  3. Wear semi formal or formal attire. It is very noticeable that tellers always look respectful and trustworthy.
  4. Be prepared for the interview. Practicing how you will answer certain questions will help you gain some confidence in the interview itself. Taking note of some important details about the company and its history will help you in your interview. It will show how determined you are for this job.
  5. Show your knowledge and confidence. Some applications for job placement have examination tests that will test your critical thinking and judgment.

With the tips above, you'll have a higher chance of getting hired compared to others. Once hired, tellers receive on the job training with supervision before going into actual stand alone work. It may require different trainings such as communication skills training, technical training and formal classroom training. Once trained, you will be working on probationary level with minimal supervision. Then after a few months, you will become a regular employee or even go to a higher position.

Becoming a bank teller is an interactive job because you have to deal with a lot of people and different transactions per day. In addition to that, you have to be careful in all your transactions to avoid errors.


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