Microsoft launches its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant to Office 365 subscribers
Microsoft, which bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016, says the feature gathers insights from millions of LinkedIn profiles for examples of how others in similar roles or roles you're aspiring to describe their work experience. LinkedIn's freelance hiring marketplace ProFinder is also connected directly to Resume Assistant, so you can talk to experts about career coaching and other resume tips. The tool will also find and display relevant job opportunities, and you can flag that you're looking for work to recruiters via the Open Candidates function.
To access the feature, just open Word, click on Review, then click Resume Assistant.
Resume Assistant is available when you set your display language to English and your region is set to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, or the US. Microsoft says the feature will roll out to other operating systems, regions, and languages in the coming months.