Microsoft is bringing the power of LinkedIn into Word, with the introduction of the Resume Assistant tool which helps you create a perfect CV.
Stumped for words trying to figure out how to best represent yourself and your experience on your CV? Yes, figuring out how the best way to say things is important – but it’s also very challenging. That’s why Microsoft is bringing the Resume Assistant tool to Word. It will help you use the power of the biggest professional social network – LinkedIn – to find the perfect way to represent yourself on your CV.
With this integration of LinkedIn into Word, you will be able to access all the resources on the platform to get inspiration but also showcase the right skills that are needed for different jobs.
LinkedIn found that almost 70% of U.S. professionals saw the most challenging part of writing a resume as not knowing if they are portraying themselves effectively. Also, 50% reported that customising their resume for specific positions is a big challenge. Resume Assistant makes things significantly easier, pulling insights from millions of profiles on LinkedIn to give you all the different ways in which other professionals like you, describe what they do.
That’s not all, however. By using Resume Assistant, you can find, and highlight, the right skills that are helping others get discovered in the same industry. And if you are missing a specific skill, you can always take a course on LinkedIn Learning to better yourself as a candidate and strengthen your chances of getting hired.
Resume Assistant also shows you relevant job listings to help you tailor your CV to their requirements. If you find something you are interested in, you can always go straight to the job opening and apply. You can even turn on the Open Candidates feature from within the tool.
Finally, also within Resume Assistant, you can always explore “helpful content and tips from LinkedIn on how to write a resume that shines, and even connect with a professional Resume Writer via LinkedIn’s freelance hiring marketplace, ProFinder.”
Resume Assistant rolls out to Microsoft Insiders first – on Windows – and will be then available to Office 365 subscribers within the next few months.