You can start your banking career at an entry-level and graduate to the top management position with hard work and experience. Jobs in the banking sector are: clerk, teller, cashier, officer, accountants, branch managers, operations manager, vice-president, etc. If numbers, figures, and statistics entice you then be prepared with a good resume and cover letter.
Cover letter is necessary to highlight the knowledge of the banking industry along with the work experience. You must add your educational qualification pertaining to the job as well. The letter should guide the readers and compel him/her to read the resume.
Instructions on writing senior banking cover letter
- The screening and testing of the applicants for senior banking position are very tough. As an applicant, you will have to display a great determination, concentration, and patience for the job. If you can include these elements in the cover letter, it will help the readers to understand that you have the initiative to take responsibilities and an ability to contribute in the growth of the bank.
- Pay attention to the structure of the cover letter. The letter should cover three sections: introduction, body paragraph and conclusion. The introduction will depend how you are informed about the job opening. It should also include years of experience in the banking industry, and your educational qualification.
- The body of the letter would highlight your banking skills and previous achievements.
You can describe how you managed the banking operations by applying your skills. You should curb your excitement from adding entire achievements, and skills. It is better to keep something to be discussed during the interview. Be precise in describing your achievements by focusing on the employers' needs. Avoid including those skills and experience that is not needed in the job. You might as well discuss it at the time of the interview.
Banking Senior Cover Letter
30 Banking Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
Date: October 19, 2011.
Mr. Dylan Kennedy,
ABC Bank Corporation,
30 Hiring Street,
Carlisle, MA 01740.
Dear Mr. Kennedy,
Team Director of World Bank Corporation
As suggested by Mr. Peter Hopkins, Sr. Bank Officer of your bank, I am applying for the position of 'Operations Manager' in your bank. I have completed my bachelor's degree in Business Administration from AAA University, and a diploma in Applied Finance. I have relevant work experience for the position from the banking industry.
My resume will show you that I have an experience of seven years. I have worked in different positions in industrial and commercial banks. The exposure I got during these seven years of banking career has made me confident and efficient for the applied position.
I have managed with flair all the banking operations carried routinely in a bank. I am good in developing business relations with clients and prospective clients. No sector of the banking business is left untouched by me. I have vast knowledge of banking industry ranging from the basic level to the decision makers.
Right now, I am employed with Money Bank as a Senior Public Relationship Manager. I have innovated and implemented several working disciplines that have improved the efficiency of the staff in providing good customer services. My routine work is to analyze daily work operations, sales team, staff overtime, and cash management along with other reports to ensure smooth and efficient banking business. I have never seen any staff under my supervision putting down his/her papers in my tenure. I believe if you take care of your staff, you will automatically see the difference in the outcome.
I have a good relation with Mr. Hopkins. I am really thankful to him for suggesting me to apply for the position as I have conveyed my interest to work in your bank long-time ago. I assure you that I will use my skills and knowledge for the prosperity of your bank once employed. If you would like to know more about my experiences and work achievements, feel free to call me. I am waiting for your call of an appointment.
Jobs in banking industry are very specific. Each job profile has its own duties and responsibilities. As an applicant, you must provide the factual information of your work experience and educational qualifications. Remember, a cover letter should have those skills and achievements the employers would prefer in the position. Therefore, before dropping the cover letter in the mail box, you must read it twice to ensure that you have catered to the needs of the employers, and eliminated typographical errors, if any.