Functional Resumes Are The Worst

by aheadhuntertakesaim

I found this article on functional resumes that I would like to share with you. It is 100% correct. There is nothing good about a functional resume. It is a giant red flag to recruiters that you are trying to hide something. You are better off with a chronological resume blemishes and all. At least it may make it through the 6 second test. A functional resume will only last as long as it takes the recruiter to click on the next resume to be considered.

 My big problem with a functional resume is I cannot tell; which jobs you applied the skills to and to which employer, how long you applied those skills and how long ago you applied those skills. The resume ends up being a giant collection of key words and not worth further consideration.

 The Bottom Line

Do not use a functional resume. It is a giant red flag.


Paul Shanfeld is Vice President; Recruitment at Tech Career Search, Inc. ( Paul spent over 20 years in the Wireless Industry working for some of the most recognizable names in the industry. He has held executive positions in sales, marketing, product management, business development and strategic planning.

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