Monday, February 2, 2015

Templates

I hate writing resumes, so I'm thankful for resume templates. Just find one that looks professional and fill it in with your own information, maybe change the color or the font and you're done. The more you break away from the template the more you will stand out, for better or for worse, but it sure makes the process a lot easier.

But templates aren't just for resumes, they're everywhere. They give us a guideline and an idea of whats expected. You can find templates in fashion or in art. As a musician I have noticed that most songs follow a certain template; verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus.

Even your style and personality seem to follow a template. Do you wear a suit or do you prefer a t-shirt and jeans. Maybe you only wear black, or you're covered in Tattoos. Do you follow the hipster template or the church lady template? Maybe you're a cowboy or a runner.

The more you break away from the template the more you will stand out, for better or for worse, but it sure makes the process a lot easier.