Functional CV Example

This functional CV example will help you learn how to write a CV when you need to set out your CV under separate functional headings.

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Most employers and recruiters don't like functional CVs, as they have frequently been used in the past to hide a patchy or poor work history.

If you are a student or recent graduate then try our example student CV or the example graduate CV, before trying out a functional CV.

If you have been working for a number of years, then you may want to try out our example performance CV, before you try out a functional CV.

In a functional CV, you will need to use section headings that are appropriate to the functions that are relevant to the jobs that you will be applying for. You may also require additional section headings after the functional headings, depending on what else you need to include in your CV.

Before you consider using a functional CV, you should take a look at our article on selecting your CV format, as this type of CV is not normally appropriate for most people. CV writers can also help you determine if a functional CV would be best for you. As well as looking at this functional example CV below, please also see:

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Christine Jones
24 Mansfield Drive, Cheadle,
Cheshire, SK8 3RJ.
Tel: (0161) 999 1234


A self-motivated and hard-working HR Officer with experience in all aspects of HR work. Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team. Proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating other staff to achieve company objectives. An effective communicator at all levels within an organisation. Good problem solving and analytical skills. Computer literate.


  • Assessing the company's future staffing requirements over the short, medium and long-term.
  • Liaising with the company's senior management to determine their human resources requirements.
  • Producing a comprehensive human resources plan for the company's expansion over the next five years.


  • Administering the company's pay policy.
  • Devising new and effective company incentive schemes - these have reduced absenteeism and increased production levels by 10%.
  • Managing the company's share ownership scheme.
  • Liaising with the external fleet manager.


  • Preparing and placing advertisements in the local and national press.
  • Interviewing candidates and checking references.
  • Producing job descriptions and contracts of employment.
  • Liaising with other departments in the company over candidate selection/rejection.
  • Co-ordinating with local job centres, schools and colleges.


  • Developing effective training programmes in conjunction with other departments in the company.
  • Organising and conducting induction training sessions for all new employees.
  • Appointing and monitoring external training organisations for specialist training courses.

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  • Managing and maintaining staff personnel records.
  • Counselling staff as and when required.
  • Organising social activities as the Activities Officer of the staff social club.
  • Producing Health & Safety reports.



1995 - date HR Officer

1989 - 1995 Personal Assistant to the Director

1983 - 1989 ATLAS FOODS LTD

1987 - 1989 Secretary to Manager

1983 - 1987 Typist


  Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Team Leadership, Training the Trainer Course, Administration in HR.


  CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

6 GCE O Levels: English Language [C], Mathematics [C], French [C], Biology [C], Geography [C], History [C].


  Driving Licence: Full, clean.



Keeping fit - tennis, squash, gym. Amateur dramatics - usually take part in at least one production per year (work permitting!)

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