Functional resume example

This functional resume example will help you produce your own resume.

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Typically employers and recruiters don't much like functional resumes, as in the past they have often been used to hide a spotty or poor work history.

If you are a recent graduate or current student, you should first see our resume sample for students or resume template for graduates. For people who have many years of work experience, please see our example resume (performance), before trying out a functional resume.

If you do decide to use a functional resume, then you need to use appropriate section headings relating to the functions relevant to the jobs you will apply for. Also, you may need to add additional section headings after the functional headings, depending on what you need to list in your resume.

Before deciding on a functional resume, please see our article on selecting your resume format. In addition to this functional example resume below, please also see:

Resume Example

Christine Jones
24 Walker Av, Oklahoma, OK 73112
Tel: (405) 524-9998


An energetic, self-motivated and hard working Human Resources Coordinator with experience in all aspects of HR. Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team. Proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating other staff to achieve company objectives. An effective communicator at all levels within an organization. Good problem solving and analytical skills. Computer literate.


  • Assessing the company's future staffing requirements over the short, medium and long-term.
  • Liaising with the company's senior management to determine their human resources requirements.
  • Producing a comprehensive human resources plan for the company's expansion over the next five years.


  • Administering the company's pay policy.
  • Devising new and effective company incentive schemes - these have reduced absenteeism and increased production levels by 10%.
  • Managing the company's share ownership scheme.
  • Liaising with the external fleet manager.


  • Preparing and placing advertisements in the local and national press.
  • Interviewing candidates and checking references.
  • Producing job descriptions and contracts of employment.
  • Liaising with other departments in the company over candidate selection/rejection.
  • Coordinating with local high schools and universities.

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  • Developing effective training programs in conjunction with other departments in the company.
  • Organizing and conducting induction training sessions for all new employees.
  • Appointing and monitoring external training organization for specialist training courses.


  • Managing and maintaining staff personnel records.
  • Counseling staff as and when required.
  • Organizing social activities as the Activities Officer of the staff social club.
  • Producing Health & Safety reports.


  2002 - date Human Resources Coordinator
  2000 - 2002 Personal Assistant to the Director
  1998 - 2000 ATLAS FOODS INC.
  1998 - 2000 Secretary to Manager


Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Team Leadership, Training the Trainer Course, Administration in the HR Department.


Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Master of Labor and Human Resources (MLHR), Oklahoma University, 2003.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) - Human Resources, Oklahoma University, 1999

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