Functional Resume Sample: Employee Training

Here's a functional resume example for employee training with a focus on team building. It was first written in the 1990s in this functional resume format because Mitchell (not his real name) wanted to make a career change and he had some work history issues he wanted to hide on his resume.

At the time, functional resumes were welcomed by employers. Not so today. Today's employers don't trust functional resumes because they are known to be hiding problems. A combination resume format would work much better in our current job market. (Please see Combination Resume Sample: Employee Training.)

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About This Functional Resume Sample for Employee Training

But since we have this functional resume, let's look it over to see what we can learn from it.

  • A career change was what Mitchell had in mind with this resume. That's why he chose the functional resume format — so he could highlight his transferable skills, rather than his former job titles.
  • First summary statement is very strong. It speaks about Mitchell's length of experience and highlights the good reputation of the firms he worked for. This, in turn, makes Mitchell look good.
  • Skill headings in the Professional Experience section are the exact skills listed in the Job Objective statement. This helps the reader see, at a quick glance, that Mitchell has the skills required for an employment-training job.
  • No dates under Education and Certification because Mitchell didn't want the employer to be able to figure out his age. It's okay that he didn't list dates next to his college degrees.

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Here's the Plain Text version for posting online. Now that online resume systems have improved so much, Plain Text resume formats are not used very often.

Mitchell Tyree
25 Second Avenue
St. Paul, MN 12345
(123) 555-1234

JOB OBJECTIVE: An employee-training position with a focus on team building


** Sixteen years in leadership roles for two corporations, both nationally recognized for excellence in their fields.

** Enjoy making presentations that contribute to company goals through problem resolution, team building, and organizational development.

** Impressive reputation for building cohesion among disparate groups and individuals.



Merrimack Corporation:

** Recognized for consistently building productive teams in different departments, despite organizational problems such as re-engineering, downsizing, and internal conflict.

** On behalf of CEO, currently administer a confidential program to identify Merrimack's 200 top performing employees. Develop ranking criteria, monitor performance, write compensation guidelines, and oversee succession planning.

- As Quality Management Team Leader, resolved power struggles and racial tension using a positive approach to conflict resolution and staff development.

- Facilitated communication and cooperation among 14 service units, resulting in increased productivity and 28% reduction in overhead.

- Supervised a group of 73 administrative personnel, building a strong work ethic and providing cross-training that significantly improved work flow.

Computer Tech, Incorporated:

** Turned around an unprofitable business unit, achieving a 15% profit margin in 10 months by developing a crew of 45 part-time employees from socio-economically diverse backgrounds.

- Replaced 75% of staff and promoted 60% of personnel into leadership positions.

- Raised standards through customer service, operations, and team building training.

- Stopped internally organized theft of approximately $12K per year.


Merrimack Corporation

** Taught 12-part communication skills classes to enhance staff cooperation and productivity.

** Wrote technical procedures and provided one-on-one training to a major corporate client, instilling a level of confidence that led to a $4M increase in the contract value.

** Incorporated Myers-Briggs and organizational development material into weekly department meetings to break down interpersonal barriers and share job knowledge.


1991-present, Merrimack Corporation, Saint Paul, MN
Executive Programs Director, 2000-present
Facilities Support Services Director, 1997-2000
Administrative Services Director, 1995-1997
Project Manager, 1991-1995

1988-1991, Computer Tech, Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN
Training Supervisor, 1989-1991
Store Manager, 1988-1989

1980-1988, High School Systems, Detroit, MI and Flint, MI
English Teacher


M.Ed., Public School Administration, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
B.A., Black Studies, minor in Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certification, Association for Psychological Testing
Quality Management Team Leader Training, Reiter Corporation


American Society of Trainers and Developers (ASTD)

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