Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365.
Today, at LinkedIn’s headquarters in San Francisco, we announced Resume Assistant, a new feature in Microsoft Word to help Office 365 subscribers craft compelling resumes with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. 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.
The workplace is changing, impacting not only how people work, but also the frequency with which they change roles, introducing new challenges for job seekers. Nearly 70 percent of people say they have difficulty portraying their work experience effectively, and 50 percent struggle to tailor their resume to a specific job opportunity. Furthermore, job applications on LinkedIn have increased 40 percent year-over-year, signaling increased competition for jobs.
Leveraging the power of LinkedIn, Resume Assistant provides intelligent tools to help job seekers improve their resumes, right from within Word.
- Leverage relevant examples—See how top people in a field represent their work experience and filter by industry and role for a personalized experience.
- Identify top skills—Find the most prominent skills for the type of job you’re seeking so you can more easily increase your discoverability.
- 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.
- Get professional help—Easily connect to ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance platform, to get additional hands-on resume writing, interview, and career coaching.
- Let recruiters know you’re open—Candidates can quietly let recruiters know they are open to new opportunities with Open Candidates.
Microsoft and LinkedIn are committed to empowering professionals—both in their current jobs and over the course of their career—with innovative new tools that bring together the world’s largest professional cloud with the world’s largest professional network. Look out for more updates in the coming months.
Availability: Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word begins rolling out this week to Office 365 subscribers that are enrolled in the Office Insiders program on Windows Desktop using English display language. It will be available first in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, United, Kingdom, and United States of America. It will be generally available on more platforms and markets over the coming months.