A LinkedIn profile and a great resume go hand in hand when users want to leave a lasting first impression on a hiring manager, and to further simplify the process, LinkedIn and Microsoft today announced “Resume Assistant,” a new feature that brings powerful insights from LinkedIn directly into Microsoft Word, where more than 80 per cent of people are updating their resume.
With this new feature, professionals will get the inspiration and resources they need to create a compelling resume directly within Word, along with relevant job opportunities from LinkedIn Jobs.
With Resume Assistant, based on selected job title and industry, job-seekers can see relevant work experience examples and top skills from the LinkedIn profiles of professionals in their desired role, to help give them the inspiration they need to create a compelling resume.
In addition, we’ll surface relevant job openings from LinkedIn’s more than 11 million open jobs on the platform, and job-seekers will have the option to turn on Open Candidates to quietly signal to recruiters that they’re open to new opportunities.
Job-seekers will also find helpful resume-writing tips and content from LinkedIn, as well as connect with a professional Resume Writer via LinkedIn’s freelance professional hiring platform, ProFinder, all directly within Microsoft Word.
Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word begins rolling out this week to Office 365 subscribers that are enrolled in the Office Insiders programme on Windows Desktop using English display language. It will be available first in India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, United, Kingdom, and United States of America.