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How to Get a Job: Resumes / The Functional Resume

Watch more How to Get a Job videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to write a functional resume in this how to get a job video from Howcast. Expert: Nicole Williams Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. You're working in a particular industry, now you're looking to get out of that industry, and you have some work experience, but it's lower down in your resume. It's called a functional resume because you want to bring to the forefront this past work experience that is relevant to the job you're applying to. So it's not about the last job you had. It's about the job that you had in the past that is directly attached to the experience and skill set that this new employer is looking for. So you want to bring the function of that past job to the top of the resume. So it's not necessarily the last job you had, but it is the last time that you worked within the industry that is specific to the job that you're applying for now. That's the purpose of the functional resume. When you want to highlight the fact that you have had past work experience in this industry, but it wasn't your last job. That's when you use the functional resume.
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