Using resume templates, good or just redundant?

Apelord's picture
Rank: Senior Chimp | 24

I pulled a resume template off a few websites and recently just found the one offered on WSO. I love it, the formatting is excellent. However, I have one major concern and excuse my ignorance if it comes off that way. But when employers are skimming through resumes and notice a substantial amount of resumes formatted for the most part the same way, will they not be turned off?

Of course we can stand out through work experience, ECs/leadership roles, but does our resume format play a role? Or do employers prefer or don't care much for same formatting. I just don't want to send out a resume and have an employer draw conclusions that I wasn't innovative enough to use a different or original format. Thoughts?

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Oct 8, 2018
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