* Resume Assistant is a new feature that draws data from LinkedIn Insight to help you create a perfect resume
* Microsoft acquired LinkedIn last year for $26 billion and the new feature is an example of why it did
Microsoft is beginning to put its $26 billion acquisition, LinkedIn to use, by integrating it into Microsoft Word in a new feature that is designed to help users write the perfect resume.
Kylan Neah, a blog author for LinkedIn wrote in a post: “With this integration, you’ll get the inspiration and resources to craft a compelling resume directly with Microsoft Word, and you’ll see relevant job opportunities on LinkedIn that are personalized for you.”
So how does it work?
The Resume Assistant box is placed on the right side of the screen.
After you select your desired role and industry, the Assistant will pull LinkedIn Insight from millions of member profiles so you can see examples of how professionals in that role describe their work. Microsoft hopes this will inspire you to write the perfect resume.
Also within the Resume Assistant, you can see the skills other successful professionals in your desired role and industry have, so you can add them to your resume if applicable to you. It will also suggest courses you can take to develop your desired skills through LinkedIn Learning.
There is also a function within the Resume Assistant can allow you pull up job listings from LinkedIn’s bank of active job openings.
The Resume Assistant will be available for free, over the coming months to Microsoft Office 365 subscribers.