Functional Resume Samples

By: Aseriah Jordan

The net has a huge array of resume samples scatteredeverywhere, some good, others very bad. You may be looking to find one that isclose to what your career is and perhaps bum off it. I highly recommend thatyou don’t do this. The biggest reason is because you won’t be able to highlightyour most desirable skills to an employer from someone else’s resume.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing against referencing offsomeone else’s work, but coping word for word is only hurting yourself. Youaren’t listing you best skills or capabilities from somebody’s resume. To dothis you need to write your own resume.

To help you out here is what a basic functional resume consistof.

Functional FormatComponents:

  • Objective
  • Accomplishments
  • Capabilities
  • Employment
  • Education

The idea of a functional resume is to take your achievementsand capabilities out of the experience section and put them in the correspondingsections. This focuses the employer’s attention on what you can do and havedone instead of where you’ve worked and when.

Only after you are able to knock the socks off of theemployer with your skills and accomplishments, you should introduce your workhistory in a brief format with dates.

To know what I am talking about(Remember, reference only)

As you can see, this person’s skills are bolded and are putin a bulleted format to draw the employer’s attention to it and help them readit quickly. Another thing to use when describing your skills andaccomplishments is specific numbers and action words to make yourself look andsound like a really good worker. Don’t lie in your resume but keep it as realas you can.

In Summary

Hopefully by now I have been able to give you some insightin what to look for if you do decide to use someone else’s functional resume to“cheat" off of. If your writing your resume you should be more than well off inconstructing a very powerful tool to landing the position your gunning for. Ifyou need help in writing a professional functional resume head on over to Or if you already havea resume you can Post if for FREE at

Best of Luck on Your search and Until Next Time.

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