In this video, Steven Chong teaches you about when to use the "functional" resume format. In this video you will be introduced to the "functional" resume format, and when to use it. The Functional Format Resume lists your employment history into sections. These sections highlight areas of skill and accomplishment. Reasons to use this type of format include: When you are overqualified. If you have gaps in your employment history. When you are going to a completely different industry. If you follow these simple steps to create a Functional Format Resume, your resume will highlight your areas of skill and accomplishment, and will be sure to stand out from the rest.