If you are a banking professional, there are many opportunities in the business sector. The nice thing for you is that no matter what position you are applying for, the banking resume format is the same.
You could look at free resumes all over the place, and they show you the same thing. It sounds kind of outrageous that a resume for a CFO or Financial Controller will have the same resume format as a Portfolio Manager or Investment Consultant.
Free resumes will show you that it is necessary to divide your banking resume into distinct sections or categories and subsections. You can do this by using short paragraphs and bullet points so that your potential employer will be able to easily scan your resume.
Your professional experience is the most important section and should go near the beginning of your resume. Education is usually the next category, followed by other information like language or other skills.
The example shown below is to help you understand why samples of free resumes can do to help you. Remember that a resume should be limited to only one page, even though this example is not formatted as such.
123 Bank Ave.
Any Town, Any State 98765
Objective: To obtain challenging and rewarding position as a Visa Coordinator for VVFC in order to manage the credit union’s Visa program.
- Personable, detail-oriented, self-starter
- Responsible, organized, eager to learn
- Team player, able to work without direct supervision if needed
- Demonstrated professionalism in customer service
Jan 2002-Dec 2003, Key Bank, Any Town, Any State
Relationship Associate- responsible for new business development and cross-selling of bank related products including investment products. Issuance and maintenance of Visa cards.
Jan 2001-Dec 2001, CCFCU, Any Town, Any State
Teller- responsible for customer service of members through daily transactions.
May 1999-October 2000, Wells Fargo Bank, Any Town, Any State
Salaried Teller- responsible for acquisition of new clients in absence of new accounts representative. Performed teller duties as needed.
Jun 2005-present, Western Governors University, SLC, UT
· Pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in Finance
- Developing rapport and establishing long standing customer relations
- Providing financial solutions tailored to customer needs
- 4 ½ years experience in banking/finance industry
- Fluent in the Spanish language (written, spoken, read)
References available on request
Hopefully this free resume sample will give you a jump start in creating your own effective resume. Please feel free to use this example as a guide to portraying your skills, abilities, and education in a way that impacts your potential employer.