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.
But, if a resume template isn't a smart choice, what is the solution? While it will take more time and effort, the solution is a custom resume that has been designed and formatted to highlight the pros in your employment background while modulating the possible negatives.