Microsoft has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers to help them craft a compelling resume. The feature was announced in November last year and it had been available to Microsoft Insiders until now. However, the Resume Assistant is now rolling out to all Office 365 subscribers.
The Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments and get discovered by recruiters by making it easier to compile a striking resume. It gathers insights from other LinkedIn profiles to provide users with examples of how others in similar or aspirational roles describe their work experience. All of this happens directly within Microsoft Word. The Resume Assistant also shows skills other professionals in a particular role and industry have.
In addition to helping users make a targeted resume for specific jobs, users can also access LinkedIn's hiring marketplace ProFinder directly from Resume Assistant. It helps users connect with experts to get help regarding interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing. Additionally, Resume Assistant puts out relevant job opportunities for users directly within Microsoft Word.
Resume Assistant is currently available only in Word 2016 on Windows, Microsoft informed. Also, only a few regions and language settings are supported. This feature can only be availed by Office 365 subscribers, who are using the latest version of Office. The company, in a blog post, listed out the ways to use the Resume Assistant in Word with help from LinkedIn.
Notably, to use the Resume Assistant, apart from Office 365, you have to use MS Word in English and set Windows' region to one of the 10 countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the US.
LinkedIn, in a blog post details all the features of the Resume Assistant. It also noted that it will soon be available across other operating systems, as well as additional regions and languages.