To use a resume template, open Microsoft Word and select the File tab. From the drop down menu, select New and a list of templates appears. In the office.com templates section, select Resumes and CVs, which provides you with a list of resume templates to select.
There are several resume templates to choose from in Microsoft Word. If you want a simple template to get you started, choose something from the basic resumes folder. Job specific resumes and situation specific resumes are available, which allows you to select a resume that fits best with the jobs you are trying to get.
Once the resume has been selected, it pops up into Microsoft Word pre-populated with information. The pre-populated resume gives you a hint of how to fill it out yourself. Once the information on the resume is replaced, save it and use it to apply for jobs.
One important aspect of a resume template is that you can change and customize it to fit your particular needs. If the template needs additional sections to fit your preferences, you can do so by using the multiple tools available in Microsoft Word. Use as many sections as you want to highlight your skills and abilities.