Microsoft has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers to help them craft a compelling resume. This feature was announced in November last year and it had been available to only Microsoft Insiders until now. However, the Resume Assistant is now rolling out to all Office 365 subscribers in selected regions today.
The Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments and get discovered by recruiters by making it easier to compile a striking resume. It uses the vast amount of data from other LinkedIn profile in order to analyze and provide suggestions for improvements in your resume with examples of how others in similar or aspirational roles describe their work experience. All of this happens directly within the Microsoft Word environment.
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 enables users to associate with experts to get help in regards to interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing. Also, Resume Assistant puts out pertinent jobs opportunities for users directly within the Microsoft Word environment.
Resume Assistant is currently available only in Word 2016 on Windows, Microsoft informed. Also, only a few regions and language settings are supported. Microsoft says the feature will roll out to other operating systems, regions, and languages in the coming months.