CV by Job type: Banking CV
One of the dilemmas when it comes to creating a top quality bank resume sample is how to sell yourself without sounding so tacky. Cliché terms like ‘innovative,’ ‘team-player’ and ‘strategist’ are enough to turn the stomachs of most recruiters. If you can’t find another for ‘innovative,’ then you have a serious problem.
Choosing the right words to use is important when writing your resume. Most banks screen their resumes with an applicant tracking system (ATS) that searches for certain keywords. If your resume doesn’t have the keyword it’s looking for, then it’s instantly thrown out. But your resume’s journey doesn’t stop there, once it passes the automated programs; recruiters are the next to screen your resume.
So, what words or phrases can you use to ensure that your CV makes it past the robots and also impresses banks’ recruitment teams?
Making it through the ATS programs and eyes of recruiters means packing your resume sample with technical keywords that will ensure you pass the first hurdle. However, it’s not all about demonstrating your technical knowledge of your sector. You may not be in the point of your career where you’re leading projects and teams, but that doesn’t mean you should not highlight your current status or accomplishments. Bypass words like ‘worked alongside’ or ‘assisted’ and big up your achievements.
Use words like ‘doubled’, ‘trebled’, ‘exceeded’ and ‘widened’ this grab the attention of your recruiter when used in the right context.