Taking a job as a bank teller is a great job for many reasons. For starters, you have to work with the public. If you’re a person, that’s great. You can talk to different types of people and help them financially. For example, you can tell them about other opportunities in the bank that they may not be aware of. opportunities to make more money in a certificate of deposit or money market account, perhaps a no fee visa (if one is offered) would benefit them or perhaps suggest how to access the equity in your home with a home equity loan, just something to name. If you are not a people person, this is definitely not the job for you.
Another advantage is that you get to work in a nice dry and warm office in winters and a nice cool and dry office in summers. This may not seem like a big deal until you have a job working in the elements. Rain, snow, sleet and sun can be torture until you find the perfect 75-degree day, and for most of the country, those days are few and far between.
Working as a bank teller comes with a lot of responsibility. Because you are dealing with other people’s money, you must be a trustworthy and honest person. Not only can one pass the screening test and be bonded. As you can imagine, banks go to a lot of trouble and expense to ensure that their employees can be trusted with large sums of money. The bank does not want to incur any unnecessary losses and does not want to lose credibility with the public. The bank doesn’t want to see its name in the paper talking about how a dishonest employee embezzled thousands of dollars or how an employee facilitated a bank robbery.
Banks are known for good profits. Not only do they provide medical and dental coverage, but they usually also provide tuition reimbursement. If you’re going to college or thinking of going back to college, having a bank pay for a portion of your tuition can really help with your budget. Speaking of college students, teller jobs are great for college students who have flexible schedules and are available to work Saturdays and extended hours at in-store branches.
Another great thing about working for a bank is that it opens up opportunities outside the bank. Customers who have had a chance to see you in action and like what they saw may tell you about opportunities in your organization. Not only that, but should you ever seek employment outside of a bank, listing on your resume that you’ve worked at a bank will give you a great deal of credibility. Bank tellers are known to be honest, trustworthy, reliable, accurate, ethical and responsible. These are the characteristics most employers are looking for in a long-term employee and having experience working as a bank teller will most likely give you an advantage over your competition.