To better show his skills as a waiter, this job seeker chose the functional format in this resume sample for Waiter in a Top-Quality Restaurant. Let’s take a look at why he made that choice, and how the functional resume can help him open the door to his next great job.
About This Resume Sample
If we look at his job history, we can see that Peter (not his real name) has been a waiter for nearly a decade. He is not changing careers or moving up a corporate ladder. So what made him decide that the functional, skills-based resume would work for him?
- Since much of being a waiter entails doing the same sort of thing over and over, Peter used the functional format to divide his resume into skill areas, so that he could help the reader see that he has the skills needed to be a first-rate waiter.
- He chose Customer Relations and Teamwork/Problem Solving as his skill headings, to show that these are the skills he believes are most crucial to doing his job well.
- The first skill set tells the reader about Peter’s talent for dealing with customers, and the second skill set speaks to his value as a worker and team player.
- For each of the skill sets, Peter has one statement that is more broad, followed by sub-points that go into greater detail. These statements describe even more clearly what makes Peter such a great waiter!
- With all of his know-how and his nine years as a waiter, Peter’s resume could have gone to two pages. Using the functional format helps him keep his resume to a clear, concise one page.
Now see what else you can find in Peter’s sample resume.
Resume Sample for a Waiter in a Top-Quality Restaurant
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