What Is A Functional Resume?

July 13, 2022

With so many formats for a resume, you probably know what a Chronological Resume is, but do you know what a Functional Resume is? 

Different resume formats provide employers with information that the job you are applying for might require. Today, we will break down what a Functional Resume is, how it works, the different sections commonly found, who should use them, and an example of what the final product would look like.

So without further ado, let’s jump in!

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What Does A Functional Resume Do?

A Functional Resume sometimes referred to as a skill-based resume, is a format that focuses on providing the hiring manager with your professional skills instead of your work experience.


Who Should Use A Functional Resume?

Because this resume format is providing your skills in the workplace instead of your work history, this resume format would be best used by job seekers who are looking to change their career paths or people who might have a gap in their work history.


What Sections Make Up A Functional Resume?

This resume format commonly uses six sections: Contact information, summary, relevant skills, work experience, education, and other related details. The section order will highlight the relevant skills you would have for the job you are applying for.


Example Of Resume

Functional Resume

Hopefully, this post helps provide you with more information on what the Functional Resume format is and how it could help you when applying for your next job. If you want to learn more, we recommend you check out our upcoming virtual workshops, as they can help you in your career.

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