Though many of us have no gaps in our employment, often in others’ career history there is-due to illness, layoff, or some other unfortunate event. This said, you need to structure your resume to make the gap look less obvious than you might in a standard chronological resume format. This is where you will need a functional resume format to account for the gap in work history. Below, is a working example.
36 Random Hill Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 88767
Objective: Position as a Supermarket Front End Manager.
Summary of qualifications
•5 years experience in the grocery industry as front end manager.
•4 years experience as floor supervisor of grocery store.•Excellent sales experience and communications skills.•Strong work ethic.•Multi tasker.•Leader and team player.
RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
•Maintain a first name basis with most regular customers•Ensure the utmost in customer attention in all questions, problems, or concerns•Was product expert on all grocery items in the store for the convenient resource of customer
•As Front End Manager, managed staff of 30 part and full time staff•Prepared all schedules for staff and met needs of store in more heavy traffic•Responsible for all new and existing staff productivity and training.
•Balanced all register operators drawers on a shift by shift basis as well as daily basis•Handled all discrepancies with accounting and troubleshooting skills•Maintained corporate ledger and sales report data•Made daily deposits and prepared drawers for business•Processed all forms of payment, as well as returned checks
1999-Associates Degree Temple University, PA