As mentioned, a lot of typical CV advice is counterproductive. To help you spot potential dangers I have incorporated a traffic light signalling system throughout this book; with green (the bottom light) as safe, amber (the middle light) for proceed with caution, and red (the top light) at the more perilous end of the scale. Templates come under red! As this book is in greyscale you may have to use your imagination a tad.
He’s going for the pink, and for those of you with black-and-white [TV] sets, the yellow is behind the blue.
TED LOWE, SNOOKER COMMENTATOR
… among other things that templates are ...