5 Reasons to Work at a Bank

By Alyssa Laffitte on July 13, 2017

Summer job season is upon us! There are many great places you can work this summer. One of those places is your local bank. In this article, I will discuss five reasons why you should consider working part-time at a bank.

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1. Learn about finances

If you spend time around people who know a lot about money, chances are good that you will end up learning something from them. What better place to learn about how loans, interest, retirement accounts, credit reports, mortgages, and finances in general work than a bank? So if you are looking to learn about the business and finance world, you should definitely consider working at your local bank.

2. Enjoy decent working hours

Banks are not open for very many hours each day. For that reason, if you work at a bank, you will not have a weird early morning or late night schedule. You will likely work sometime between 9 in the morning and 5 in the evening. You will not have to work 10 p.m. closing shifts or 6 a.m. opening shifts. (This means your nights will be free to hang out with your friends or to get a full eight hours of sleep!)

Similarly, banks are closed on holidays so you will not have to work on holidays, either! You can enjoy time with your loved ones rather than having to spend those special days working.

3. Experience a classy job

A bank is a classy place to work. It’s clean, air-conditioned, and the people there are professionals. You will not find people wasting time or playing around here. Also, some banks offer useful benefits, such as insurance. Although you might have to be on your feet for most of the day, it’s generally a pretty comfortable job.

4. Gain solid, professional experience for your resume

Especially if you plan to work in a finance field, working part-time at a bank is the perfect work experience for you. Bank work looks professional on a resume or a CV. Bank work will help enhance other skills that you will use even in non-bank jobs — for example, organizational skills and math skills. As I said in the previous point, banks are classy. They are the perfect place to start learning how to be a young professional!

5. Learn to work quickly and carefully

Working at a bank requires you to be very careful with everything you do. Every transaction has to be documented. You cannot lose even one deposit slip or a single cent. Also, making a mistake could cause someone a lot of money. These little things can become big issues, so if you want to learn to work quickly and carefully, you can work at a bank.

If you are considering taking on a summer job, consider working part-time at your local bank. It’s classy and professional, and you will learn a lot, especially if you are planning to work in a finance related field. If you would like to read more about the pros and cons of working at a bank, check out this link from Tough Nickel.

22, ISFJ. Biology student. College lifestyle blogger. Avid reader and writer. Dog lover. Nerd. Boyband enthusiast. Superhero in training. Here to help you become the best you can be!

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