How to Build a Functional Resume
Sample Functional Resume
Christina M. Shaffer
212 South Jefferson Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Degree: Bachelor of Political Science
Grade point average 3.97
1994 – 1998
Jenkins Law Office, Georgetown, Texas
May 2009 – present
Schedule appointmentsraft legal documents including but not limited to estate planning,probate,guardianships, guardianship accountings, quitclaim, personal representatives, andwarranty deeds.Prepare inheritance tax returns and consents to transfer, file pleadings, andrecord deeds. Correspond with clients and courtsrganize and maintain client case files.
Howe, Logan & Marx, San Marcos, Texas
January 2000 – May 2009
Scheduled appointmentsrafted legal documents including but not limited to dissolution,custody, child support, adoption, guardianship, motions, petitions, and orders. Correspondedwith clients, courts, and other attorneyscheduled hearingsganized and maintained clientcase filesonducted legal research. Implemented and managed office website and softwareaintained accounts receivable and payable.
May 1995 – January 2000
Designed, managed, and advertised website and online businesses for various clients. Duties included ASP/CGIava installation and modification, sales management, scheduling client'sbusiness meetings, corresponding with client's customers, assessing advertising needs, billing,graphic design, and information and market research.
Youth Advocate Program Assistant
San Marcos, Texas
November 1992 – April 1995
Assisted youth in developing appropriate skills, provided necessary support and supervision ofyouth, assessed youths strengths and needs, assisted in formulating personal progress plans,listened to youths problems and helped find solutions, completed daily and monthly paper work.
I am highly skilled in the use of computers and thenternet, including Microsoft Office,nternetsearches, and troubleshooting computer software and hardware. I have experience withLexisNexis, Westlaw, and Amicus Attorney. I learn very quickly, possess excellent verbal andwritten communication skills, and type approximately 55 words per minute.
References available upon request.
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