Recruiter Brad Remillard on Functional resumes:
I don’t read them. It is obvious when one has a functional resume they are trying to hide something and I’m rarely going to take the time to attempt to figure it out. 1 second.
Remillard was writing in How Recruiters Read Resumes In 10 Seconds or Less.
His suspicion of functional resumes is well-placed. Like good writing, a good resume or CV is crisp and unambiguous. Functional resumes appear deliberately ambiguous.