When to Use a Resume Template

The cookie-cutter approach—i.e., using free or dirt cheap resume templates from the likes of Google Docs and Microsoft Word—is handy to create an initial draft, but beware; hiring professionals can spot a cut-and-paste job a mile away.

Predictably enough, professional resume writers have a slew of reasons why job seekers should avoid resume templates, and one resume template vendor I spoke with for this article on TheLadders even agrees with their rationale. But on analysis, it’s easy to see that both resume templates and the professional resume writers’ individualized attention are both crucial tools in a job seeker’s arsenal. Click here for the full article, which tells you how and when to use this fill-in-the-blank approach.


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