LinkedIn integrates with Microsoft to launch Resume Assistant


The tool will help create persuasive resumes by importing personalised insights from LinkedIn into MS Word.

LinkedIn has partnered with Microsoft to launch ‘Resume Assistant’—an intelligent tool, which will help create compelling resumes and bring personalised insights from LinkedIn directly into Microsoft Word. Simply put, people will now be able to build resumes in Microsoft Word with the help of the tool.

The users will be able to see examples of suggested skills and work experience summaries, with insights from millions of LinkedIn members directly within Microsoft Word. This will inspire them to talk about their work better. They will also have access to articles and tips on resume creation.

The tool will make it possible for users to see the skills that other professionals in their desired role and industry have, which will help them get discovered by recruiters.

On observing a job posting or suggested skill in Resume Assistant, users will be able to go online and take a course on LinkedIn Learning to strengthen their chances of getting hired.

Once users update their resumes, the tool will begin the job search by highlighting relevant job listings on LinkedIn. They will be able to go directly to the job openings on LinkedIn, learn more and apply for the same.

Also, when using Resume Assistant, users will be prompted to turn on Open Candidates, which acts as a signal to recruiters that the candidate is open to new opportunities, making it twice more likely for them to be seen by recruiters.

The Resume Assistant will also connect the users with professional resume writers via LinkedIn’s freelance hiring platform, LinkedIn ProFinder.

Starting this week, the tool will be made available on Windows to Microsoft Insiders.  In the coming months, it will be offered to Office 365 users too.

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