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Functional Resume Samples

When Do Functional Resumes Work?

The functional resume samples on this page will help you see how functional resumes work and when they might be right for you.

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Functional resume samples focus on your skills

The functional, or skills, resume is organized by education, experience, achievements, and skills, rather than by job. In fact, there is very little emphasis on employment history.

It can work well when you've had employment gaps, are making a career change, or any time you want to emphasize skills and knowledge over experience.

Many recruiters don't really like this resume format, though. So proceed with caution before you decide it's the best one for you.

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Functional Free Resume Examples

Remember that examples like the ones on this page and elsewhere in the site are really nothing more than guidelines for how you can write your own resume. You can't just copy them outright, because they won't apply to your specific situation or history. Still, they CAN give you great ideas.

Example #1

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Example #2

Functional Resume Sample 2

If you take the time to really read each of the free resume examples sections we have here on the site, and then try to evaluate what works and why, you'll greatly advance your learning process. Who knows, the functional resume samples you've seen here might convince you a skills resume is the way to go! But, be sure to take a look at our free combination resume samples too.

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