How to write a killer functional resume in 2022:
Now that you know why you should use a functional resume format, let’s talk about how to write one:
Step One: Analyze Job Posting
Print out the job posting of the position you are targeting. Take a pen and highlight or underline all the keywords, skills, and qualifications listed in the job announcement.
Step Two: Identify Skill Areas
Make a list of three to four key skill areas that are highlighted in the job posting and that you also possess. These are the skillsets you will highlight on your functional resume.
Step Three: Identify Skill Categories
Include these three to four key skill categories on your resume like in the example below. Make sure to use bullet points, and describe your related skills and achievements using action verbs, nouns, and adjectives.