Taking advantage of LinkedIn Insights and integrating it into Word, Microsoft now allows its Microsoft Office 365 users to use a new feature called Resume Assistant.
Resume Assistant combs through millions of member profiles from LinkedIn’s database that closely resemble a user’s desired role and industry. That way, those who are designing their resumes can gain insight into how other people have described their job position and role.
There’s also an option that allows you to send a signal to the recruiters about being open to a new job.
At the end of 2016, when Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced a couple of immediate priorities related to the integration of LinkedIn’s technologies. Apart from allowing Microsoft Office 365 users to draft their resumes in Word and update their profiles, discovering and applying to new jobs was also on the list of priorities.
If a user’s profile lacks a certain skill seen in a job posting, that user is offered the opportunity to take a course in a LinkedIn learning class to flesh out their resume. Additionally, if a user wishes to hire a professional writer to help them out with their resume, they can now easily do so through LinkedIn’s freelance marketplace.
For those who want to give it a shot, you’ll be delighted to know that Resume Assistant is already available if your OS is running the latest version of Word. However, you must be a part of the Insiders program. Other Office 365 users will gain access to this new feature in the upcoming months.