I’m an accounting clerk with less than a year of work experience with strong accounting software skills. I’ve prepared a functional resume recommended by the employment counsellor due to my lack of relevant professional experience.
I have applied for tons of jobs. I know that I am qualified for the position. But have not received one interview! Could the functional resume be the problem?
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In an interview, Raffi Toughlouian, VP at IFG – International Financial Group, a leading financial recruitment firm, as well as renowned recruiter and Subject Matter Expert (SME) in this field over the past 13 years, confirms that the functional resume is generally not preferred by most recruiters for the following reasons: