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Linkedin Adds a Resume Assistant Feature to Microsoft Word


Linkedin has added a useful feature called Resume Assistant to help users create compelling resumes. This assistant brings insights from the professional networking site directly into your Microsoft Word document.

“Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of the recruitment process, and we want your skills, your experiences, and everything you bring to a company to be best represented across your profile and resume,” LinkedIn said in its blog post.

Talking about the new Resume Assistant, Linkedin says: “After you select your desired role and industry, Resume Assistant will pull LinkedIn insights from millions of member profiles so you can see diverse examples of how professionals in that role describe their work.”

The resume assistant also helps people get discovered by recruiters by providing insights into what skills to highlight. The company says: “Within Resume Assistant, you can see the skills other successful professionals in your desired role and industry have, so you can add them if applicable. It’s also never been easier to improve yourself as a candidate. If you see a job posting or suggested skill in Resume Assistant you can take a course on LinkedIn Learning to strengthen your chances of getting hired.”


Resume Assistant will be coming to Microsoft Insiders from this week and will be available to Office 365 subscribers in the next few months.

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