Functional CV Template

This is one of CV templates format/style for people who are making an extreme career change or have a very confusing or troubled work history. The functional CV may be your best bet. It is the least preferred style/format by recruiters and employers.

Actual content and layout will vary. Not all items are required or necessary. Please replace all tags e.g. [Email address] with your own information to create your functional CV.

[Mailing Address including City, state/province, zip/post code and country]
[Phone or messages number(s)]
[Fax number(s)]
[Email address]

JOB OBJECTIVE: The job you want next


  • How much experience you have in the field of your job objective, in a related field or using the skills required for your new position.
  • An overall career accomplishment that shows you would be good at this job.
  • What someone would say about you as a recommendation.



  • An accomplishment from this job, which shows you have this skill.
  • A problem you solved using this skill and the results.
  • A time when you used your skill to positively affect the organization, the bottom line, your boss or your clients.
  • Awards, commendations, publications, etc. you achieved that relate to your job objective.


  • A project you are proud of that supports your job objective.
  • Another accomplishment that shows you are good at this line of work.
  • Quantifiable results that point out your skill.
  • An occasion when someone "sat up and took notice" of your skill.


19xx - present               Job Title                                 Company Name and City
19xx - 20xx                  Job Title                                  Company Name and City
19xx - 20xx                  Job Title                                  Company Name and City
19xx - 20xx                  Job Title                                  Company Name and City


Degree, Major (if relevant), 19xx (optional)
University, City, State

Check the spelling and grammar of your functional CV. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your CV or cover letter send it to a professional for assistance.

Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samplesCV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:

Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

Other Functional CV Template Info

To be successful in your country job search and getting jobs you want, you need prepare cover letter and CV or resume which you must email instantly to the prospective employers selected during a job search.

When you receive an invitation to the interview, you may apply for the visa and work permit. Then prepare yourself and take a look at dress code because how you dress is the one of the most important attribute in being hired.

Check the job interview do & don't, job interview tips and other job search skills pages. Find out why people are not hired for available jobs.

In addition, on international job search, visas, work permits, cover letter, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your functional CV template!