Functional format resume workshop

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What is a functional resume?

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Functional format resume workshop

  1. 1. Resume Writing Workshop Back to the Basics…
  2. 2. Functional ResumeWhen would you be more apt to use afunctional resume versus a chronologicalresume style? New to the work force (High School or College Graduate, New Career field, Military Transitioner, Homemaker or Previous Volunteer) and you need to highlight the skills you do possess. Your work history is lengthy and there is no direct rhythm to it (no clear-cut path). Over qualified.
  3. 3. Functional Resume BEAWARE!! Functional Resumes are often a turnoff because it leaves the hiring manager guessing at your employment dates. If you decide that the functional resume is the way to go, be sure and include your dates within an Employment History section following your Employment Highlights section. Another way to disclose your skill or highlight dates is to put it in parenthesis within your Employment Highlight section. Take away the guess work.
  4. 4. Layout White Space is important on the resume. It allows the eyes to focus and to not over stimulate the reader. Use Bullet Points Font  Not too large, not too small  Consistent throughout  Not too fancy
  5. 5. Objective Yes or No Career change – Yes
  6. 6. Recession Proof Resumes http://www.rpresumes.com/http://www.rpresumes.com/blog/ Jesse Butler writer@rpresumes.com
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