Functional Resume Sample for Career Change

Functional Career Change Resume Sample

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Functional Resume Template for Career Change (Text Format)


High-level PHP developer experienced in game developing, HTML, CSS, website building, CMS (WordPress, Joomla) looking for career opportunities in the new professional field. My goal is to implement my skills and knowledge in SEO optimization.


University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Bachelor of Information Technology, 2014



  • Developed 50+ websites using
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Created and updated 20+ templates on WordPress and Joomla
  • Able to find and fix bug on the website
  • Wrote 15+ plugins for WordPress
  • Supported security for websites

Project Management

  • Project conception and initiation
  • Project definition and planning
  • Project launch and execution
  • Project Performance and Control
  • Project Close

ASP/SQL Server/Access

  • Wrote stored procedures in Transact-SQL to facilitate faster database searches
  • Wrote my own ASP functions to prevent runtime errors, SQL injection attacks and cross site scripting attacks


  • Created 10+ logo
  • Edited over 50 photos
  • Cleaned up shots with the spot healing brush
  • Image effects/filters
  • Photo enhancements
  • Photo retouching


PHP Developer

Brian D’Amato, 2015-2017

  • Used MySQL to perform direct updates and queries to databases, created backups&restore
  • Developed functional and appealing websites/interactive-applications based on usability, using a combination of front-end markup languages to code web pages

PHP Developer

MonitorBase | 2017-2019

  • Optimized Joomla 2.x architecture (including upgrades) and regional responsiveness for screens/devices/browsers
  • Analyzed and optimized code base for clean up, debugging, and efficiency
  • Integrated WordPress into a WebFlow design
  • Worked across multiple departments to support applications that support customer service, marketing, production and web teams


Career Change Tips for Functional Resume:

  • Highlight valuable experiences

Remember your projects that allowed you to develop transferable skills — including related education, training, and volunteer work. If your previous professional experience has little application this career switch, you may be able to make up for it by emphasizing work done outside of office hours.

  • Don’t fear the qualification gaps.

If you don’t have related professional background, there will be qualification gaps. However, keep in mind that few job candidates meet 100% of every single desired qualification. Many employers would rather hire someone who’s a 70-80% fit, but has a big enthusiasm and willingness to learn.


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