Creating a Functional Resume

29 Apr Creating a Functional Resume

 

 

Creating a functional Resume

Tailoring is sometimes challenging and not everyone is moving on or up in their chosen profession, many job seekers are just trying to find the right job!

For those job seekers, a functional Resume rather than a more traditional Resume may prove more beneficial when approaching job applications as it focuses more on transferrable skills.

This format is very useful when applying for a job that is different to your most recent role or if you have several gaps in your employment and you don’t want this to be the first impression a potential employer has of you.

Format

Personal Profile

This is where you can highlight your personal qualities, key skills and achievements.

Headings

These should relate to one of your key skills or abilities.

List in order of importance with the most important at the top – you should aim for 3-6 headings, but as these are not linked to a particular job you can include experience gained from anywhere.

These can include (to name but a few)

  • Organization
  • Sales
  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Management

 

Career Summary

Starting with the most recent first, this area should show details of your employer, your job title, dates of employment and a brief description of your responsibilities.

Education

List the name (again, most recent first) of your school, college and/or university along with the dates you attended and the qualifications gained.

Interests and Hobbies

Only add these if they add value. Socializing with friends is not a hobby!

There are distinct pros and cons for this type of Resume, but remember to make the most of what you are good at, use adjectives to emphasize your point – words such as committed, dedicated and enthusiastic all portray the right attributes in a candidate.

Good Luck and the Best of Luck