Confidently Create Beautiful Resumes that Get Noticed

The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers

An NRWA Recommended Book — 60% Off

  • Use a variety of graphic techniques to enhance your resumes
  • Create gradient text boxes and graphs
  • Clear changes, versions, and your name as the author of a document
  • Employ shortcuts to save time and effort
  • And much more!

Microsoft Word® courses and YouTube videos don't fit résumé writers

You've probably searched YouTube in vain to find videos that will show you what you need to know and only ended up confused. I know because neither my NRWA friends nor I could find something appropriate. Many people told me that they took live or online courses they felt were a waste of money because they didn't teach about résumé graphics and other techniques résumé writers need.

How this manual is different

Unlike most Microsoft Word® courses and online instructions, The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers focuses directly on the tasks résumé writers need.

As a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer with experience as a corporate training professional, I understand the résumé writers’ needs and present them in a way that you can follow, reference, and learn from.

You get:

  • 65+ pages of illustrated, step-by-step shortcuts, timesavers, and ATS-friendly and advanced graphics techniques
  • Links to advanced video instructions for complex tasks
  • Links to great professional resume samples

Here's what's in The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers

This evergreen manual comes in two, separate file sections, one for the Timesavers, Bullets, and Page Formatting Tricks section and one for the Strategic Graphics. Following are the tables of contents for each section.

Here's an excerpt from a sample task

Use Microsoft Word format resumes: Example from The Essential Guide to Microsoft Word® for Professional Resume Writers

Get instruction from an NCRW and training professional

As a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer with a background in professional training and a knack for technology, I help résumé writers, career coaches create beautiful résumés by mastering Microsoft Word®.

In addition to authoring The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers, I presented The NRWA webinar, Essential Microsoft Word® Shortcuts and Timesavers.

Prior to becoming a Certified Career Coach and NCRW, I earned an MA in Training and Development and designed and instructed training programs for AT&T, Sprint, nonprofits, and a local university.

What NRWA members say about my expertise

“The best thing about your book is that it taught me what I didn't know. I've been working with MS Word for two decades and I still learned something new.” – Laura Needham, WorkSkills program, LifeBridge Community Services, Bridgeport, CT

“I love Holly's communication style! She is warm and welcoming but stays on task. I'll use some of the information on a daily basis.” —Mary Jo King, NCRW, Alliance Résumé & Writing Service

“This Microsoft Word® formatting webinar was eagerly awaited, and Holly Genser did not disappoint! She was extremely well organized and skillfully engaged and met the needs of an audience with various skill levels. Holly welcomed questions and answered them thoroughly. Her calm demeanor, thorough explanations, and genuine interest in helping our group improve our skills made this a memorable webinar. I look forward to future presentations by Ms. Genser.” —Jean Austin, NCRW, CJSS, CCMC, OPNS, MS, Talents Presented

What's your investment?

Your investment is only $97 $39 for NRWA members and webinar recording purchasers. You'll receive:

  • Over 65 pages of easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions with screen prints, highlights, and arrows to show you what to do
  • Important shortcuts and timesavers
  • Instructions for ATS-compatible graphics
  • Directions for advanced graphics, such as colored and shaded graphs and charts
  • Links to videos for complex tasks
  • Tips for different Microsoft Word® versions
  • Bonus sample résumés
  • Emailed answers to questions through my newsletter
  • Opportunities to shape and join future learning opportunities

Reference whatever you need any time with the clickable table of contents, step-by-step instructions, and screen prints for each task.

Increase Your Confidence and Income

Spend less time struggling to make your résumés fit your vision and focus instead on powerful writing and designs. You'll help clients get more interviews they need, which will bring more referrals you need.

Invest in yourself and your business success today

Holly Genser, CCTC, NCRW, NCOPE

Holly Genser, CCTC, NCRW, NCOPE - Member, National Resume Writers' Association, NRWA Ask the Experts Contributor, Career Directors International,