Teller Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 194,022 Teller resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Teller Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Teller Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Teller CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand teller skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a teller : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Teller
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Collection Teller

  • Executed customer transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, money orders and checks.
  • Answered telephone inquiries and assisted customers with their banking needs.
  • Explained, and promoted TCF banking services.
  • Balanced and maintained ATM and main vault and reconciled own till daily.
  • Ensured drive-thru teller cash drawers had an adequate supply of coins and cash.

Example # 2


  • Handled vault, safe deposits, and ATM and night drop activities.
  • Balanced ATM weekly and followed all safety and security protocols and processes.
  • Take shipment from Brinks from the Federal Reserve.
  • Maintain ATM stock and funds as well as review journal of transactions, for processing.
  • Maintain an accurate cash drawer and ATM Machines.

Example # 3

Receptionist Secretary

  • Create professional sales presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Escalate issues that require additional troubleshooting.
  • Counted all money that came through the store that day.
  • Assisted the departments in sorting out queries by providing them correct information.
  • Assisted HR with hiring new associates.

Example # 4

Roving Teller

  • Counted and verified the totals for the branch vault and ATM machine.
  • Guarantee a positive customer experience and achieve sales and referral goals.
  • Processed various forms of deposits/withdrawals.
  • Completed CTR's for transactions above threshold.
  • Supervised location opening/closing involving security control, ATM & safe audits, process overnight deposits, and assign staff booths.

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We compared 194,022 sample teller resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a teller job required by employers is 0.5 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average teller job listing asks for 0.5 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average teller candidate have?
The average teller resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your teller skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from teller resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a teller, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Teller roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of teller resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Teller Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Tellers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Tellers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%