If you are pitching your idea or services to multiple parties, the one thing you do not want to do is send out a general form letter along with a standard brochure or stack of resumes. That sort of 'one size fits all' approach cannot substitute for a real proposal. The goal of a proposal is to persuade the client or boss to endorse your idea and let you do the job. To succeed at convincing them, you need to focus your message to a specific situation, gain their trust and show them that you know what you're talking about and can deliver what they need.
Microsoft Word or MS Word templates can even help you get a new job. There is a variety of templates available for creating resumes. They are so easy to use that choosing which one to use is the hardest part. They have resume templates that help you if you have never had a job, or if you have moved around a lot. They also have different formatting styles to help your resume to stand out from the crowd.