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RESUMES

INTRODUCTION    THE BASICS    WHERE TO START?

    TYPES OF RESUMES:    Chronological    Functional    Combination

RESUME DO'S AND DON'TS    10 QUICK TIPS FOR RESUME SUCCESS    9 WORST RESUME MISTAKES
10 WAYS YOUR RESUME IRKS HIRING MANAGERS    DON'T MAKE THESE MISTAKES
    RESUME LINKS    STYLE TIPS

WHAT'S IN A NAME    CONTACT INFORMATION    WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS


THE FUNCTIONAL RESUME

The functional resume highlights your major skills and accomplishments from the very beginning. It helps the reader see clearly what you can do for them, rather than having to read through the job descriptions to find out. It helps target the resume into a new direction or field, by lifting up from all past jobs the key skills and qualifications to help prove you will be successful in this new direction or field. Actual company names and positions are in a subordinate position, with no description under each. There are many different types of formats for functional resumes. The functional resume is a must for career changers, but is very appropriate for generalists, for those with spotty or divergent careers, for those with a wide range of skills in their given profession, for students, for military officers, for returning homemakers, and for those who want to make slight shifts in their career direction.

Advantages: It will help you most in reaching for a new goal or direction. It is a very effective type of resume, and is highly recommended. The disadvantages are that it is hard to know what the client did in which job, which may be a negative to some conservative interviewers.

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NAME    CONTACT INFO    EXPERIENCE

Name
Street, City, Province  Postal Code
Phone Number   Email

Job Objective (if including)

Very concisely state what job you would like next.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Write three or four bullet statements that summarize why you would be good at your job objective.  Each statement should be no longer than two lines.
  • Your statements should highlight your relevant strengths such as experience, skills, community service, and personality traits.
  • Prioritize the statements in this section so the most relevant one comes first.

Professional ACCOMPLISHMENTS

KEY SKILL

  • Write two or more bullet statements about employment or volunteer activities in which you used this skill.
  • Quantify results of your accomplishments when possible and appropriate; refer to how you positively affected the organization, the bottom line, your boss, co-workers or customers.
  • Mention on-the-job awards or commendations you received that relate to your job objectives.
  • If you used this skill to solve problems, briefly describe the problems and results.

KEY SKILL

  • Write two or more bullet statements following the tips mentioned under the first Key Skill section.
  • Prioritize the statements under each Key Skill section so the most relevant one comes first.

WORK HISTORY

20xx-present           COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title

19xx-xx                  COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title

19xx-xx                  COMPANY NAME, City, Province
                              Job Title

Education

Degree, Major (if relevant) 20xx
School, City, Province

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Organization, Position Held, 20xx-present
Organization, Position Held, 20xx-xx

 

REFERENCES

Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Work Reference, Company, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
School Reference, School, Position, Phone Number and/or email address
Community Service Reference, Organization, Position, Phone Number and/or email address