A functional resume is a resume that emphasize on applicant’s specific work experience and skills rather than on applicant’s chronological work history experience. This type of resume can be effective for people who have gaps in their employment history or for those who do not have a good career progression. By using this format, your best skills will be highlighted and give you a better chance at getting an interview.
For example, you were running your own business but it didn’t give results as expected, so you decided to become an employee again, or you are a mother who has to focus on raising your children for some time before becoming an employee again… If you are using a chronological format, the employeer will notice that you have gaps in your employment history which could make them ignore your application, eventhough you have a skills and experience that probably suitable with that job. The other reason of using this type of resume format is to emphasize your experience and skills to a specific job where you can showcase a particular set of skills that is important to the position.
These word templates below are just templates with functional resume format. You can find about how to write a good resume in several internet sites that focusing on writing resume. These word templates are table based. One table for one category. You can copy the table if you need more categories or delete it. You can add more rows in those tables, but make sure that your resume won’t have more than two pages. One page is the best. You can change its fonts, colors, and other attributes to make your resume more eye-catching.
Functional Resume SD1 (34.0 KiB, 4,859 hits)
Functional Resume SD2 (33.0 KiB, 2,847 hits)