Why is using a template a good idea?
There are several reasons for this: You have to keep document consistency. Having a template that you chose as the best for you helps avoiding stress, and saves your time. You can always make a unique website out of template if you have a good idea and you make your unique way.
Should I use a fancy resume template?
A simple format is best, unless you’re applying to a marketing or design/creative opportunity there is really no need for fancy resumes. A simple, easy to read resume with all of the necessary information is much preferred to abstract formatting or difficult to read colors/text.
Do employers like fancy resumes?
Not necessarily. However, depending on the type of job you are seeking, a nontraditional can definitely help you get noticed by a prospective employer. A study by The Creative Group reports that 70% of employers preferred traditional resumes (PDF/Word) even for creative jobs.
Can resumes be too flashy?
If you’re applying to our growth (new business) or account leadership departments, a flashy resume probably won’t help. “Substance over style is the rule for ALL resumes. Any special effects will dilute the gravitas and stature of the impression.
Do employers verify resume?
During the job application process, the employer will likely conduct an employment history verification. The employer will confirm that the career information included on your resume or job application and list of references is accurate.