Try this Resume Not that!

Most of my career clients work with me to revise their resumes. Not all resumes are the same. If you’ve experienced gaps in your employment, then it might be better for you to develop a different type of resume. A functional resume may be more engaging to recruiters and hiring managers. Instead of using the traditional chronological resume.

A functional resume highlights your skills and experiences rather than your chronological work history.

Some benefits of using a functional resume include:

  1. It allows you to emphasize your skills and accomplishments rather than your work history. This can be especially useful if you have gaps in your employment or if you are changing careers. 
  2. It can help showcase your transferrable skills and highlight how you can apply skills to different roles and industries.
  3. It can be a good choice if you have a diverse range of experiences or have held many different roles over the course of your career, as it allows you to group your experiences and skills into relevant categories rather than listing them chronologically. 
  4. It can help to de-emphasize any negative aspects of your employment history, such as short stints at multiple companies or a lack of progression in your career. 

However, it’s important to note that functional resumes are not as common as chronological resumes, and some employers may prefer the traditional format. It’s a good idea to consider the preferences of the specific employer or industry you are applying to before deciding which type of resume to use.

If a functional resume can benefit your job search strategy, download this template that landed my client a $90k dream job after he was unemployed for 6 months. 

Functional Resume Template


Published by AskDrCris

Hi, I'm Dr. Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Cris). I'm the owner of Ask Dr. Cris, the Spiritual Life Coach & Speaker LLC, which is a full-service Career, Education, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Consulting firm that assists businesses, educational institutions, organizations, individual clients, and students who are in need of transitioning your career, identifying your purpose in life or desiring to live a healthier more spiritual-enriched life. Through my website, you can learn more about my #1 best selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board or my other popular dietary book How to be Schoolgirl Skinny. You can also SHOP AskDrCris for other books and spiritual gifts. Through my AskDrCris Blog, you will receive weekly updates on career tips, learn details on manifesting your vision through the spiritual vision board process, in addition to education, health, wellness, and nutrition tips. My intention is to provide spiritual guidance and suggestions that will guide followers with insight on living and maintaining a more prosperous, healthy, and blessed life.

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