Functional Resume

Posted in Career Blog

A functional resume format is used to focus attention on an applicant’s skills and qualifications, and leaves out the standard chronological review of their last ten years of employment details. Most often, this type of resume is used to highlight skills when a career history is inconsistent-meaning the applicant has gaps in between employment positions and/or a change of career industry or position.

Timmy Washington

16 Georgia Plaza, Atlanta, GA 13567

c: xxx-xxx-xxxx h: xxx-xxx-xxxx


Retail management career that uses my superior management, operational, customer service, and communication skills to ensure company profit and growth.


Maximized Revenue Growth

Partnered with store team and district management to ensure the utmost in customer service standards were maintained and improved.

Ensured all store operational requirements-such as operations, merchandising, and cleaning-were maintained on a daily basis for a shopper friendly environment.


Led storewide ongoing sales contests to maximize teamwork amongst management and associates which would facilitate store success
Initiated enthusiasm for performance in all facets of store function
Mentored management and associate staff to foster the utmost in customer service and work ethic
Communicated on a daily basis with district management and other district stores to gain vantage point of store goal

Management/Team Leader

Successfully led store team towards excellence in merchandising plan o gram methods as well as sales contests
Instituted regular management review and sales associate reviews of myself to ensure that all staff were working up to potential
Monitored all staff to determine specific strengths and weaknesses, and with positive feedback, directed each towards their own area of strength.


Followed weekly company plan o grams to every detail, and used creativity in merchandising problem solving when inventory was lacking
Evaluated trends of the industry and market to determine the best marketing and visual presentation
Supervised weekly window changes according to corporate direction for sales/promotions


Store Manager, 2005 – Present

Junior Deb Stores

Store Manager, 2000 – 2005

JC Penney

Assistant Manager, 1998 – 2000



Business Administration, 1997

University of Georgia – Atlanta, GA

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