Does a functional resume format work?
I've read in a few different websites that a functional resume format is often loathed by employers... is this true?
This is a great question, AJ, and the answer is not black & white. I talk about this in more detail on my functional resume format page
. But you're right, while it is a great way to de-emphasize work history while highlighting skills, employers can also be suspicious that you are trying to hide something.
That's why a lot of experts recommend a hybrid or combination resume approach
instead. This format takes the best of the chronological and the functional formats and combines them. It is also an acceptable format for most employers.