Daily Job Search Tip: Beware of Pre-Made Resume Templates

March 23rd, 2011 | Resume | No Comments »


Resume Templates are a Bad Example

Whether you use the resume template from your word processor or if you’ve download one from the Internet, be cautious. Here are a couple of things to think about before you make the decision to use a template. First, consider the fact that a lot of people are probably using that template already, and you’re resume will look like everyone else’s and blend into the masses.

Secondly, these templates are often hard to manipulate if you ever want to change the design or add sections, so you may end up starting over if that’s what you want to do. Finally, these templates don’t always translate well onto other people’s computers once you’ve emailed it. Instead of directly using such templates, just use them to get an idea of how to design your own personal resume.