Banks have indeed made our life more comfortable but people working in banks have a hard time as they must be sincere in each and every step of their work. They have to work fast, compile, and distribute each transaction step by step in a proper manner. Each one them must be and expert in their own area to run the bank smoothly.
Bank clerks are designated special posts based on their work. The newly appointed clerks, generally opens or closes an account or helps the customers regarding bank issues. Interest clerks records the interests of the savings account as well as of the various loans and investments. Exchange clerks normally deals with international exchanges like currency exchange etc. Loan clerks deals with loans related work. Statement clerks have to make a statement at the end of the month of al the monthly transactions. Security clerks keep a record of important documents, files, bonds, investment, loans certificate etc. There are other clerks who operate and keep a tract of all the modern machines, like internet banking, tele-drafting etc. In addition to this, bank also requires clerks to act as a messenger, or to transfer files or to transfer funds.
Bank clerk should be an intermediate with mathematics as a compulsory subject. They should also have good command in English as well as have the basic computer knowledge. They must have a good communication skill to deal with customers.
Bank recruiters sometimes visit high schools for recruitment of bank clerks. Or else, one can also contact bank recruitment board personally. One can get numerous bank clerical vacancies in internet job portals or employment newspapers or classifieds. There are frequent promotions based on written tests. One can become a teller or a supervisor. If one is capable enough then in 7-8 years one can also dream to be a branch manager. There are also salary hikes based on written tests that are being held after 2-3 years.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the bank employment schemes is expected to decline because of computerized banking and advanced electronics machinery that would reduce paper works by almost 40%. So, workers with computer skills and data processing knowledge will be preferred more over general candidates. Salary can range form $23,317 to $27,310 per year depending upon experience and designation. Banks normally provides with a quite and healthy environment with proper lunch breaks. Some banks provide their bank clerks with some special schemes like free traveling after every four years, medical insurance, financial aid, pensions etc.