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TORI Resume Writing Strategies: Marie Plett on Resume Formatting Magic Tricks & Charts in MS Word

It’s a new year and thus time for the TORIs and strategies for upping your game in resume writing. So, we’ve added the next installment in resume writing how-to videos from TORI winner, Marie Plett. (View other resume writing resources here).

It’s time to learn formatting magic tricks for your resumes while using MS Word!

About Marie: Marie Plett is a Certified Executive Resume Master who first became obsessed with resumes when she was only 12 years old and tasked with helping her recruiter parents screen out bad applications. Though she started her professional career developing graphics and apparel for some of the world’s most popular fashion brands, she followed her true calling to become a resume writer and founded AspirationsResume.com in 2004. She now uses her considerable graphic design skills to create exceptional resumes that have won 2 ROAR Awards and 14 TORI Awards since 2016. Marie is also a member of the CDI Board of Directors.

About this video lesson:

This 43 minute video is a follow-up to the advanced logo tutorial (available in the member’s section of CDI), Marie will show you some of her best formatting magic tricks in Microsoft Word. She will be discussing resume design elements including disappearing gradients, mastering patterns and textures, and creative graphs and charts. With her lessons, you will learn how to take any image, texture, or pattern and put it into any shape, logo, or font you’d like. You’ll learn how to use disappearing gradients to shade and highlight images. Then you’ll see how all these elements can work in charts and graphs to create an incredible resume presentation.

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