Microsoft Word Now Builds A Resume Using LinkedIn

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn just over a year ago seemed like a weird deal to me but perhaps we're starting to see some of the fruit. The Microsoft Word Resume Assistant is rolling out to Office 365 consumer and commercial subscribers on Windows and will use insights from LinkedIn to create your new resume. Microsoft says about 80% of resumes are crafted in Word. By leveraging the information in your LinkedIn profile, it's easier to keep things up to date as you search for a new job.

As well as using data from your profile, the Resume Assistant looks at how other folks, in jobs similar to yours, describe what they do so you can find more interesting ways to describe your work history, experience and skills.

As well as helping you update your resume, the new tool will look at your work history and suggest job vacancies that are suitable from those listed in LinkedIn and let recruiters know you're on the lookout for a new gig. That covers both permanent jobs or freelance gigs through LinkedIn's ProFinder service.

With LinkedIn and Microsoft have published information on Resume Assistant.

Resume Assistant can be found in the Review tab of Word.


    "find more interesting ways to describe..." AKA MS Word's new Bullshit Generator?

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