Functional Resume Sample


A sample functional (skill-based) resume

The following is an example of a functional resume. It is intended to give the reader an idea of the format that might be used for such a resume. In most cases you should use the chronological resume format. However; there are some situations where a functional resume may work better for you. For example, if you have a very limited employment history, you got additional education and are changing career paths, most of your skills come from doing things outside a work setting, and other situations where your work history doesn't adequately represent the value you would bring to an organization or the career path you are pursuing. Try to keep your resume to two pages.

Feel free to copy and paste this resume into your favorite word processor as a starting point. You may need to adjust the page break, spacing or font to make it fit properly. Also, don't be afraid to add additional information not found here or change some of the headings to make your resume more relevant to the job you are applying for.




1234 Main Street, Anytown, Anystate 12345

Home: (555) 555-4321, Cell: (555) 555-1234





Seeking an entry-level position as a business analyst in a project management office (PMO). I was just awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in project management and business analytics. I have a minor in statistical analysis and took extra credit courses in IT and computer programming. Having worked three years as an accounting clerk, I have a unique background on how businesses operate and how to prepare detailed analytic reports. I believe I am well-positioned to quickly contribute to organizational success.





Acme System Designs, Inc., Des Moines, IA
20XX – 20XX

Accounting Clerk

While pursuing my degree in business, I worked for a large systems design firm. I started as an accounts payable clerk, and was promoted to accounting clerk within 18 months. This job gave me a broad understanding of business systems, financial management techniques, and the interrelationship of various business units. This knowledge and experience will be invaluable to me as I begin my new career as a business analyst.



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Jane Doe




Participated in a business analyst career day event that led to a three-month internship in the business college at Able University. This grant-funded experience provided me with a great opportunity to experience firsthand, how the business analyst role fits within an organization and how it interfaces with project managers and many other positions, including business stakeholders.



B.S. Business Administration, Able University, Des Moines, IA - Coursework focused on project management and business analytics. I minored in statistical analysis and took additional credit courses in IT and computer programming (C#, HTML5, CSS3, business analytics, and IIS).



Studying for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification and will take the exam as soon as I am qualified to do so.

Multiple seminars and conferences covering the business analysis discipline.



Basic knowledge of Microsoft Project, proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of data warehousing design and configuration, and business intelligence software. Familiar with software development lifecycle (SDLC), agile and similar concepts. Good skills in building webpages using HTML and CSS.



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