Creating your resume is important. Potential employers will be scrutinizing the resume and can tell the kind of person you are by what you include and how organized it appears. The same goes for the cover letter you send out together with the resume. It can be quite tedious trying to make the resume from scratch. Chances are you might end up excluding some important areas and including others that are not that necessary.
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.