They do, but for certain scenarios. There’s a popular opinion that recruiters hate functional resumes, as they’re used to seeing the work experience on a resume right away. While the chronological resume displays exactly that, not all candidates have a straightforward employment history to emphasize (or any previous jobs at all).
This is where a functional resume format can help:
- If you’re writing a recent college graduate resume, or an entry-level resume.
- If you have employment gaps that you’d like to deflect attention from.
- If you want your career change resume to focus on your transferable skills.
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