How to Use Microsoft Word to Format Resume Templates
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How to Use Microsoft Word to Format Resume Templates

Using basic, intermediate, and some advanced features of Microsoft Word to modify and customize resume templates
4.4 (161 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,988 students enrolled
Created by Helen Parker
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use basic, intermediate, and some advanced features of Microsoft Word to customize and edit resume templates.
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Requirements
  • Have a copy of Microsoft Word 2016 to follow along.
  • Have a basic understanding of how to download templates from the web and how to open them in Microsoft Word.
Description

A good resume template can really help you streamline your resume and keep it organized and professional without taking up a lot of your time. It helps you to stay structured and consistent and present your experience and achievements in a way that is easy to follow and understand.

Using resume templates without making any changes is a bad idea – you will end up with a generic resume that won’t help you stand out from other job applicants. Instead of using templates as a ready-made solution, use them to guide your inspiration, and create your own, one-of-a-kind, resume.

In this course, we will teach you how to use basic, intermediate, and some advanced features of Microsoft Word to modify and customize resume templates. We will address most common issues people usually experience while formatting resumes, and we will show you, step by step, how to solve them.

At the end of the course, you will be able to customize different resume templates by using various features of Microsoft Word, to create your own attractive and effective resume.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are looking to use a resume template as a starting point to create their own resumes.
  • People who want to create a professional resume but are not familiar with all the features of Microsoft Word to be able to edit the templates easily.
  • People who want to learn some basic and intermediate features of Microsoft Word.
  • DO NOT take this course for the sole purpose of learning Microsoft Word. The course is mainly geared towards the features and methods necessary to work with resume templates.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:49:46
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Preparing Your Template
2 Lectures 03:57

An introduction to the course and what you will accomplish. How to download resume templates from Hloom.com.

Introduction
01:46

The importance and meaning of the copyright notices on the resume templates and how to remove them. 

Removing Copyright Notices
02:11

Quiz 1
2 questions
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Editing Your Template
18 Lectures 01:39:11

Various methods to remove blank pages and how to resolve some issues you may come across.

Removing Blank Pages
03:34

How to modify different types of headers and footers in various resume templates. 

How to have different headers and footers on different pages or sections. 

How to Modify Headers and Footers
05:08

Learn how to modify and customize margins. 

How to Modify Margins
04:49

Quiz 2
3 questions

Learn how to change the paper size used for your document. 

How to Change Paper Size
02:32

How to change your contact information in your resume template and the importance of doing so. 

Changing Contact Info
04:22

Learn how to use Microsoft Word Themes to quickly update the look and feel of your resume template. 

How to Change Theme
03:04

Quiz 3
3 questions

An explanation of what lorem ipsum text is, why it's used in the resume templates and how to replace it. 

Replacing Lorem Ipsum Text
03:26

How to use the Styles feature in Microsoft Word to quickly update text elements on your resume template. 

Using Styles
04:03

How to use the paragraph features in Microsoft Word to format the spacing and layout of paragraphs in your resume template. 

How to Work With Paragraphs
07:13

Quiz 4
3 questions

How to modify the look and formatting of bullets on your resume template. 

How to Work With Bullets
04:14

How to use tables to keep your content organized.

How to Use Tables
09:26

How to use tabs to keep your content organized.

How to Use Tabs
09:02

Quiz 5
3 questions

How to add and remove sections on different resume templates using different methods for the layout.

How to Add and Remove Sections
09:22

How to add, remove, and modify borders on tables, shapes, textboxes and text. 

How to Work With Borders
09:54

How to use textboxes within your resume template. 

How to Work With Textboxes
06:43

Quiz 6
3 questions

How to modify resume templates that use nested tables for layout. 

How to Work With Nested Tables
05:23

Resolving compatibility issues between different versions of Microsoft Word. 

How to Fix Compatibility Issues
04:48

A review of various methods previously covered to fit things on one page.

How to Make Things Fit on One Page
02:08

Quiz 7
3 questions
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Finishing Up Your Resume
2 Lectures 06:38

How to check spelling and grammar on your document as well as how to change the language used. 

Conducting a Spell Check
04:28

How to convert your Word resume into a PDF. 

Saving Your Resume as a PDF
02:10

Quiz 8
2 questions
About the Instructor
Helen Parker
4.4 Average rating
161 Reviews
4,988 Students
1 Course
Resume Template Designer

Helen Parker has been a creative designer most of her professional life. She has designed thousands of layouts that suit different needs and professions.

She is passionate about creating professional, effective, and eye-catching documents. She is also an expert in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and often teaches colleagues how to use various features of these software in their daily work.

Helen decided to create this course so that she can reach a wider audience and share her knowledge of using Microsoft Word to format resume templates. She hopes that this course will help people to create beautiful and functional resumes that hopefully land them the job of their dreams.