A well-written cover letter could be the foot in the door of your next job as catching the eye of a recruiter is half the battle when it comes to landing an interview. Even the best resume is unlikely to get a second look if it's accompanied by a lackluster cover letter. For positions where the competition is fierce, you want to give yourself the best possible chance of standing out from the crowd.
It's fair to say that the process of finding a new job can seem like a full-time occupation in itself. Updating, tailoring and checking your resume can feel like a thankless task when you then have to add a cover letter as well, but there are plenty of online resources to help you put together one that will grab a recruiter's attention. Using a template can be a great way to get started if you're struggling.
Our bank teller cover letter sample is designed to provide you with everything you need to write a letter, including specific ideas of what to include and general advice on how your cover letter should work with your resume to highlight your most relevant skills.
Dear Mrs. Jones,
When I was fourteen, our class took a trip to SuperBank, and ever since then I have aspired to work for you. Needless to say, I was excited to see that SuperBank is recruiting for a bank teller position.
As a long-time customer of SuperBank - I used to bring my piggy bank down to make deposits as a child - I have always been impressed by the high standard of customer service that I have received from SuperBank staff. Even when I only had a few dollars to my name, I have always felt as though I was a valued customer and would love the chance to make others feel the same.
I see you are looking for someone who has experience of handling cash. As I started working in retail when I was still at school, I have developed excellent cash-handling skills and my mental arithmetic skills are also finely tuned.
After just a few months as a cashier at Mega Brands, I was promoted to dealing with customer complaints because of my ability to make people feel as though someone was truly invested in helping them. This experience, alongside my other people skills, would make me an excellent fit for a bank teller role, particularly in assisting those in need of extra help and support. I know that SuperBank prides itself on its customer service and providing accessible banking services to those who need them and I would be proud to be a part of that mission.
Thank you so much for considering my application. I have plenty of examples of dealing with customers effectively, which I believe would demonstrate my suitability for the role. I would love to share some of them with you.