Some of the templates are specific to given industries. You can find those that are appropriate for academics and many others to suit the needs you have. You can download resume templates to suit the number of applications you need to make, one different from the other. You don't have to start all over again when applying for a different kind of job or in a different sector. This is a big benefit especially for fresh graduates trying their luck in different sectors and job capacities. The templates give you an easy time getting everything together.
Unfortunately, the use of a resume template frequently backfires. Rather than aiding the job seeker to win the attention of employers, a template causes the opposite as the design and formatting will look exactly like the hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of other resumes in the job market, all based from the same template.