The answer is yes – if you want to use one.
Every person’s experience in life is unique. In order for these templates to best fit your particular journey, you’ll need to choose one that reflects and promotes your personal skills and work history.
Our templates can be tailored to any type of job in any industry, and they can also be modified to fit each of the 3 primary resume formats used by job seekers.
We understand that the web is filled with fantastic and creative resume template designs, so we’re happy you’ve decided to explore what we have to offer. We are proud of the designs we’ve created, and hope that you enjoy our professional selection of templates that went live only earlier this year.
If you feel like creating your own resume, that’s fine too. Readability is king when creating a good one – it is the most important factor, followed by how the resume itself is structured to showcase your best experiences and conceal your negative ones.
Why Use a Resume Template?
You may have read on the Internet that it’s inappropriate to use a resume template when sending out job applications. You’ll hear these arguments:
1. It shows you’re lazy and uncreative, and unable to design your own.
Wrong, it shows that you’re efficient (creating your own is fine, too).
2. Since your experience is unique, a resume template won’t cut it.
Wrong again. Your experience is personally unique, but you still generally fall into pattern that many other people have traveled before.
3. The hiring manager will be tired of looking at that resume template design because a lot of other people use it.
That hiring manager should be fired. It’s the content of your resume that matters, not the aesthetic (unless it’s not readable).
We hope that clears up any misconceptions you may have had. We invite you to scroll back to the top and choose from one of our many templates and start writing. We have seen how effective job hunters have been at landing interviews with our resume templates, and we hope you’re able to replicate their success.