Putting Together a Functional Resume
When you use a functional resume, the “Relevant Skills and Accomplishments” section follows your summary of qualifications. Alternately, you may call this section “Relevant Experience and Accomplishments.” In this section you will list major skills or job functions. Examples of these major skills include management and supervision, teaching, and customer relations.
You should list three to four major skills. Beneath each one, you must list accomplishments that demonstrate that skill, just as you would do when putting together the job description in a chronological resume. You should have a bulleted list of three to five accomplishments. Remember to use action words.
Your resume doesn't have to be printed on a laser printer, but make sure the printer you use produces clear copies. Don't photocopy your resume. If you don't want to print out each one individually, you should have the work done by a professional print shop. Do not hand address your envelopes even though that may seem easier than running them through your printer individually. Even if you have very neat handwriting, it looks unprofessional.