Beyond just ensuring that your resume looks like all the other resumes out there, templates are also generated as "one_size_fits_all" solutions. Do your career, your unique work experience, and your individual goals really fit in a one_size_fits_all format? For the vast majority of people, the answer will be no. Very few professionals have a completely linear, untarnished employment history. If there are any 'problems' in your background__such as a period of unemployment, too frequent job changes, a demotion, or any number of other challenges__a resume template will only accentuate and call attention to the negatives.
There are mainly four types of formats when writing a resume; the chronological, functional, combination and targeted. Online Free Resume Templates offer different styles and formats of resumes which you can select from and write accordingly. Make sure you select the correct type of template to suit your need. It is better to find a suitable template than trying to alter an existing one drastically. For instance if the template is for functional resume, trying to alter it to a chronological format will not serve the purpose.