Do you wonder how experts format their strategic, eye-catching résumés?

Confidently format beautiful résumés that get noticed

Do you want to:

  • Highlight headings in color and use lines that fit precisely under or over the text?
  • Use gradient text boxes to showcase quotes?
  • Streamline your work and save time?
  • Apply graphic elements that don't hinder readability in ATS systems?
  • Clear your name as the author of a document?
  • Design advanced graphics?

So did members of an NRWA certification study group. When polled for topic suggestions, their first choice was to learn how to format résumés in Microsoft Word®, and I was the chosen instructor.

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 The NRWA Study Group members nor I could find something appropriate.

Maybe you've taken live or online courses and still don't know how to apply the graphic elements you need as a résumé writer. Group members told me these courses were a waste of money because that's not what such courses include.

I discovered they were right. There was nothing online for quick reference that fit us. And courses covered many tools and left out just what we need and in the way we need them.

How this multi-media 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 résumé writer engaged with her peers with experience as a corporate training consultant, I understand the resume’ writers’ needs and present them in a way that you can follow, reference, and learn from.

You also get more than the written instructions and screen prints. You get sample résumés in Word and pdf versions and links to advanced video instructions for complex tasks.

How it began

It started with two-1½-hour webinars and a short ebook I created to help fellow NCRW certification study group members. Encouraged by the response, I expanded it to an intermediate-level guide that 31 people purchased to speed their work and upgrade their résumé designs.

Then, these early guide purchasers and leaders of The NRWA inspired me to expand the manual to include instructions for advanced techniques.

The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers now contains over 65 pages of illustrated, step-by-step shortcuts, timesavers, and ATS-friendly and advanced graphics techniques.

So you'll gain the skills and confidence to bring your résumé formatting to the next level, save time, and grow your business. 

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

This multimedia 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

Why you need this manual

This may be the only Microsoft Word® manual available written by a professional résumé writer for professional résumé writers. Neither have my colleagues leaders at The NRWA nor I have found any course or book on Microsoft Word® that fits the needs of résumé writers.

With The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers, you'll get the tools you need to write beautiful résumés—all in one place and at your fingertips.

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 for:

  • 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.

Your bonuses

After your purchase of The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers, you’ll also get:

  • Sample résumés in Microsoft Word® and Adobe PDF formats for examination available as separate file downloads at the time of purchase
  • Links to top-quality résumés produced by leaders in the field within the Manual
  • Answers to your colleagues’ and your questions in my email newsletter
  • Opportunities to shape future offerings to help your résumé writing and business marketing
  • First access and discounts to group and other programs as they arise

My Guarantee

If you invest in The Essential Microsoft Word® Manual for Professional Résumé Writers and then decide it's not for you, you can get a refund within seven days.

Simply email me with your PayPal receipt and ask. In return, you agree to 1) tell me why the book is not for you, so I can continue to improve it and 2) delete the material from your computer and cloud storage.

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