Simple resumes are better for certain fields like law, government, and higher education because these industries tend to operate more traditionally. Any of the classic resume templates on this page would be appropriate for a job application in a traditional field.
If you’re not sure what kind of resume template to use for a job, you can use the company’s website as a model. For example, if their website uses a simple, straightforward design, you can use a simple resume template for your application. If their website uses a flashy, modern design, you can feel free to choose a modern or creative resume template for your application.