I am a person who believe in marketing, especially in today's world where most of us (age below 30) like to see stuff in good packing. Try to ask yourself, 2 same things with different packing - 1 is simple / generic packing and another one with nice looking packing, which one would you like?
The answer is there.
Same goes to your resume.
Before you try to make 1 for you, try to think from the recruiter's perspective. They don't know you, they have no idea who you are. So all the papers on their desk are actually a commercial banner for them to know you.
So sit down and think, how can your resume be different from the others - a good template serve a good start, with your details and info slotted in a 2-3 pages of your advertisement - try not to make your employment history a grandpa story, recruiter have hundreds of resume to look at everyday so your long story will actually make them tired. If you are a fresh grad who got nothing much to say, just be yourself - make it short and simple.
Take a look on this, and compare it with yours - which will attract the recruiters?