Microsoft Leveraging the Power of Word and LinkedIn with a new Resume Assistant Feature for Office 365
Ensure you’re showcasing your top skills on your resume in Microsoft Word thanks to the new feature-packed Resume Assistant.
When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016, it was only a matter of time before the two companies would find ways to integrate various technologies. A new Resume Assistant connects LinkedIn with Microsoft Word to offer users features that can help potential job seekers hone their resumes as well as find new job opportunities.
Key features of Resume Assistant
Below are just a few of the features available with Resume Assistant inside Microsoft Word.
• Unique insights – The Resume Assistant pulls resume data from millions of LinkedIn profiles that are similar to the user’s job role and industry. Users can see how others with similar roles describe their job duties for ideas to help improve their resumes.
• Open candidates option – Another function in Resume Assistant allows job seekers to turn on a function called “Open Candidates” that signals to recruiters that a person is openly looking for a new job.
• Increase job skills – If users see skills that they may be lacking when compared to other job applicants, users can take online LinkedIn Learning classes to boost their skills.
• Access to freelance resume writers – Some people may be highly qualified, but still have trouble properly describing their skills and accomplishments. With Resume Assistant, users have instant access to LinkedIn’s large number of freelance writers who can assist in crafting the perfect resume.
Resume Assistant currently available through the Insiders program
Resume Assistant is currently available through Office 365 for what is called the Insiders program. To utilize this tool, users must have the latest version of Microsoft Word. Microsoft has announced that the Resume Assistant should be available to all Office 365 / Microsoft 365 users within the next few months. In addition, Microsoft has confirmed that Resume Assistant should be available for all Office 365 consumer and commercial plans.
If you’re looking for a career change, don’t discount the versatility of Resume Assistant
Even with more and more people finding jobs online, resumes are still vitally important. How you present yourself on your resume can mean the difference between an interview and your resume ending up in the trash. So when it comes to finding a new job, so why not leverage the power of Microsoft Word and Resume Assistant?
To find out more about Resume Assistant or any other new feature for Office 365, contact the experts at MessageOps today. We’ve helped thousands of businesses and individuals harness the power of Microsoft Office 365 and would be happy to introduce you to all that this versatile platform has to offer.