Functional Resume
The Basics

The functional resume is sometimes used by career changers, re-entry or entry-level job seekers.

The Functional style resume focuses on transferable and overall skills, while downplaying employment history and industry specific accomplishments. It also allows you to more readily incorporate skills gained outside traditional employment.

You highlight relevant career-related skills and experiences by grouping them into skillsets. Your reverse-chronological employment history is than collapsed to include only position names, employers and dates.

When creating a functional resume, the basic components to include are your:

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