Skills vs. Experience: The Functional Format Resume

A Functional Form Resume Does NOT List Experience in Chronological Order

Your best bet is a Functional Format Resume if you are a non-traditional employee. For example:

  • If you are changing careers or fields
  • Returning to the workforce after an extended absence
  • Starting your career and lack experience
  • Entering the civilian workforce after being in the military
  • Have been disabled or recovering from an extended injury or illness

In the above cases, it does not really work to list your experiences and jobs in order, since you may not have recent work experience or that which applies to the current type of work you are seeking.

If this sounds like you, and you are struggling to put a professional resume together that highlights your skills and strengths over experience, than a Functional Format Resume is probably the way to go.

Click here to read our article on how to create a Functional Format Resume.

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