Functional Resume

By | September 14, 2019

Functional Resume


This section should include your full name, address, and telephone number (with area code) and email if you have it. Double check your phone number.

Job Objective

The “job objective” should be a clear, single job title, which describes your immediate career goal. An example would be, “entry-level accounting position.”


List the type of degree or certificate you received first, the area of study second, and name of the college (Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon) third. If you specialized in some area or took extra coursework relating to the job, you can include this. Some people include their grade-point average and/or date of graduation, which is optional.


“Qualifications” would include specific skills related to the job for which you are applying. These should be grouped by sub-headings, such as, “Supervisory Skills,” “Human Relations and Communication Skills,” and arranged in a most important to least important order. Each skill should be written by beginning with an “action” verb, and it should describe an achievement pertaining to the occupational objective. An example would be: “Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigeration systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications.”


Your “employment history” should be arranged in a reverse History chronological order. The title of your job should be listed first, the name of the company second, then the town and state where the company is located, and dates of employment (month/year – month/year) may also be included. You may also include a brief summary statement of job duties but if you have listed the highlights of your skills under the “qualifications” section, it is not necessary to repeat the skills.


You have a choice of either listing past employers and/or faculty members who have had knowledge of your skills, abilities, and accomplishments, or you may simply state, “References furnished upon request.” Either way, be sure to obtain the permission of the references you ask.

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