Creating a Functional Resume

Why should I use a functional resume

A functional resume works well for someone who has gaps in employment or changes jobs or careers.

Functional Resume Example

Functional Resume Example

Download this template: Functional Resume

More templates to pick from!

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Phineas Flynn Resume

Download: Phineas Flynn Resume Template

Smokey Bear

Download: Smokey Bear Resume Template

Instructions: How to create your resume using a Functional template

Step 1:  Download a free resume template from the selection above. 

  • Your computer will open the default document editor (Microsoft Word or Text Editor). 

Step 2:  Replace the information in the template with your own.

  • Make sure to fill out each section and delete the extra information that you don't have to include. 

Step 3:  Double check the information you added and make sure there are no spelling errors or mistakes

  • Ask someone to look at your resume and see if they find any mistakes. 
  • Take a look at the Related Services section to the right of this screen and use the free services to make sure that your resume best reflects your awesomeness!

Step 4:  Print and email your resume to yourself. 

  • In the event that you need to redo your resume, you already have a great starting point. 

Congratulations!! You have a high quality resume and are ready to impress!


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