What Is A Functional Resume?

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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

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. Our Resume Development Coach workshop will help you learn skills like determining the best resumé format for each individual. Assisting individuals in identifying skills to meet specific job goals, laying out resumés targeted to catch employers’ attention, working with an individual instead of for an individual, and more!

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What Is A Combination Resume?

Are you struggling to decide what resume format would be best for you between the Chronological and Functional formats? Well, the answer could be to combine the two formats.

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