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A functional resumé helps when you don’t want to focus on your employment history.
The type of resumé you use will depend on your work history and the kind of work you’re applying for.
A functional resumé highlights what you did, rather than where and when. It focuses on specific skills that relate directly to the work you’re seeking. Here is an outline.
A chronological resumé lists your work, education and training history in chronological order from most recent to oldest. Here is an outline.
A combination resumé organizes your accomplishments in skill categories to show an employer what you would bring to the job. Then it briefly outlines your work history.
Once you know what type of resumé suits your needs, decide what headings to use and how to highlight the requirements identified in the job advertisement.