Resume templates and resume writers seem to have a love/hate relationship with each other. They are either extremely overused and poorly used, or they are utilized in a way that really enhances the resume and the resume writing experience. Resume templates in and of themselves are not bad. It is the way that many writers use them that is causing problems.
A resume template is meant as a jumping off point, not the “end all, be all” of your resume. If it is not customized at lease a little, it will be obvious to a reader that you used a template, which is never a good thing. A good resume template can really enhance the quality of your resume, if used correctly.
The best thing to do is to evaluate the content of YOUR resume, and how you want it to read and appear to a reader. What is best for your resume to make it easy to read and attractive? Perhaps you need to rearrange the content sections in the template into an order that better suits the presentation you want to make. Adding a personalized logo or a signature color to your resume is another way to make it your own. Do something, anything, to customize your resume in some way. The worst thing that can happen is for an employer to receive two resumes that are identical in appearance and organization.
Although there is some merit to the resume template, one must approach it with at least a bit of skepticism. Just because the template you are using has been placed on the Internet for you, does not necessarily mean that it is a quality template. There are reputable online resume help companies that will provide templates to you at little or no cost. Be sure that your template is coming from a reputable source that you can trust.
Templates are not right for everyone. If you feel that you will not be able to customize the template that you choose effectively, it may be better for you to write the resume yourself and then purchase resume editing services. Keep the team here at Real Resume Help in mind when you are looking for these types of services. We also offer full resume writing services from resume experts. So whatever your needs, come to Real Resume Help for assistance.