Are you someone who has changed jobs frequently? Writing a resume in this situation is a challenge. When I first started looking for W-2 based work, WorkSource recommended I use a functional resume format. While I did have more success with that format than the chronological resume format I had been using, I’ve since learned that most hiring managers and recruiters hate functional resumes. It’s a format that is only popular in government and with some small business owners.
Most hiring managers want to see your work history. There’s no reason to squirm though. There are creative ways to overcome the appearance that you aren’t a stable worker. Here are some tips I’ve learned from participating in resume writer’s groups on LinkedIn.