Resume Formats: Choosing the Right One

Choosing the right resume format is important to get you noticed. Learn all about the different resume formats in this free lesson.

The functional resume

A less popular resume format among recruiters and hiring staff, the functional resume highlights your skills without revealing the dates associated with your job history. The functional resume minimizes specific job titles and eliminates dates of employment while emphasizing your abilities and skills by placing them in functional skill categories.

The functional resume works well if you:

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the functional resume format.

edit hotspotsedit hotspotsparalegal_resume_LG

Many hiring managers dislike the functional resume because they can't use it to gauge your reliability, longevity, or how recently you used certain skills. For example, someone who created sales brochures 20 years ago may not be familiar with the software technologies used to produce a sales brochure today.