Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Technology | By Russell Knight

LinkedIn can now help you build a better resume in Word

"With over 80 percent of resumes updated in Word, Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments, be more easily discovered by recruiters, and find their ideal job", explained Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365. In a recent survey of USA professionals, almost 70% stated the most challenging part of writing their resume is not knowing whether they are portraying themselves in the most effective way, and more than 50% reported that customizing their resume for a specific role was a roadblock to success.

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The new Resume Assistant is baked directly into Microsoft Word and will automatically kick in when it identifies a document a user opened as a resume. You can also see the most prominent skills from LinkedIn to help you know what terms to include in your resume, kind of like keywords for jobs. Users can get inspiration from others in their field and see how people represent their work experience and skills. It could also be used in conjunction with Word's existing resume templates so that Microsoft essentially helps with the design and layout for the original resume, with LinkedIn serving as wingman for the content.

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Customize a resume based on real job postings-People can see relevant job listings from LinkedIn's 11 million open jobs and customize their resume to appeal to recruiters. It may even recommend relevant job opportunities, surface articles covering resume writing tips, and connect you to resume-writing coaches through ProFinder.

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When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion past year, it said that it's going to integrated the professional social network with its Office applications. It will be generally available on more platforms and markets over the coming months.

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