Thos applying for jobs in the Banking world need to be aware of the recent changes in the industry. Since the collapse of several major banks last year work has become harder to come by and therefore more focus than ever before needs to be put on your Banking Resume. Your resume needs to show that you are diligent, hard working and committed to providing great service both to your clients and to your company in this day and age of high risk for banks.
You should start off your resume with an objective that highlights your belief in the banking industry and shows what sort of position you are hoping to move into. Make sure for this section that you have done a lot of research into the company you are hoping to join and that you have read closely the job description. This way you can make sure that your objective indicates that you want a job that very closely resembles the job which is advertised.
After your objective you should put a section together with a list of all your key banking strengths, entitled Summary. You can also add some of your more relevant qualifications to this section, because this is going to be an area of your resume that a prospective employer can glance at to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate without having to go through your resume with a fine tooth comb. This list should be bullet pointed and you can use a slightly larger font in order to make the section stand out somewhat.
Follow this section with your professional experience. It is very important here that you go into great detail about your previous positions. Start with your last position and work backwards from there. You should detail your duties, and promotions, and any successful clients that you looked after, or gained for the company. Try to give this sort of information for as many of the positions as possible but don’t feel the need to give as much detail about positions which weren’t in the realm of banking.
Your next section should be all about your education. Again, this section should run backwards from your last qualification. You should start this section with any qualifications you have gained whilst working in your profession, and be sure to explain why you took these and how it helped your career. Following these, you should discuss your formal education. Start off with your degree, and explain what you major and minored in. Try to break the degree down further still, and illustrate what areas you excelled in, and how they relate to your progress and abilities within banking. For any general qualifications, you should just give information such as grades achieved and date and place of examination.