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Example of Functional Resume with Summary, Professional Experience, Education and Skills.

A functional resume is one that concentrates its focus highlighting the resume owner’s specific skills and experience instead of listing a chronology of work experience. The concept is to concentrate on the person’s abilities while downplaying any work experience. Although work experience is quite important, certain employment experts advise that people charged with hiring new employees typically focus more effort toward finding a person who can do, rather than concentrating on where a person did what they can do. Therefore, the format presented is different compared to the other samples found on this website. Take a good look at the following functional resume sample to gain valuable information about putting your skills acquisitions ahead of your work history.

Mary Hickman
4169 Skips Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85003 – 111-111-1111 – mhickman@dac.org


Executive assistant position acquired through demonstrated organization, successful customer service, effective communication and project management skills backed by 15 years of successful, and profitable, self-employment.


Personably motivated professional with multiple college degrees concentrating upon business management possessing a successful 15-year track record running profitable small enterprises. Artful communicator at ease with professionals and non-professionals alike at all levels. Trustworthy confidant who can tactfully handle sensitive, confidential documents. Has a demonstrated history producing timely, accurate reports meeting tough HMO, insurance and government guidelines. Also a flexible and versatile professional who is able to infuse a sense of humor under stress. Competently demonstrates the poised ability to easily transcend all cultural borders. A manager who thrives in deadline-driven situations and possesses excellent team-building skills.

Skills Summary

• Computer Literate
• Customer Service Oriented
• Successful Project Management
• Efficient Report Preparation
• Insurance Billing Competency
• Excellent Written Correspondence
• Experienced Accounting and Bookkeeping
• Time Management / Scheduling
• Marketing and Sales Savvy
• Persuasive Professional Presentation Abilities
• Confident Front Office Operations

Professional Experience

Communication: Reports/Presentations/Technology

• Prepared intricate reports for managed-care businesses and insurance companies following detailed and full compliance with all necessary requirements meeting exact deadlines.
• Created professional calibre correspondence sent to customers and vendors.
• Designed and delivered a series of safety classes educating employees about proper lifting techniques for avoiding personal injury.
• Lead small-group sessions demonstrating meditation and relaxation techniques.
• Communicated medical concepts to patients using plain language that is easily understood.
• Rapidly learned and mastered a variety of computer programs and recently completed a Microsoft Office Suite certificate course.

Customer Service/Marketing/Problem Solving

• Supervised front-office operations providing top-notch customer service:
   - Created a solid clientele base from 60 percent referral business.
• Developed and implemented strategic marketing programs for companies:
   - Launched a growing private practice, building $0 revenue to more than $75K in first four years working with a minimal operating budget.
   - Created special promotion campaigns through personally produced written/designed print and outdoor display advertising.Coordinated all media buying.
• First chiropractor to target medical doctors for informative in-service demonstrations:
   - Presentations produced standing-room-only crowds of more than 50 attendees
   - Four medical doctors became patients referring family members also.
   - Increased client base by one-quarter from medical doctor referrals.


Sun Spot Chiropractors, Phoenix, AZ 1997-present


Fortis College, Phoenix, AZ Doctor of Chiropractic 1997

Professional Organisations

• International Chiropractors Association (ICA)
• International Chiropractic Paediatric Association


Arizona Chiropractic License

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