November 09, 2017
It was pretty clear that things would get close with LinkedIn and Microsoft’s Office suite applications after Microsoft bought LinkedIn. Jointly, Microsoft and LinkedIn are rolling out Resume Assistant. The Resume Assistant is a resume builder in Microsoft Word that will be powered by data from LinkedIn.
The new feature will allow users to import information about yourself and the companies that you have worked for into your Word document. By using certain algorithms and artificial intelligence, the Resume Assistant will suggest wording and other suggestions to fill out your experience and your complete resume.
An Assistant for you
The Resume Assistant works by picking out job descriptions in any resume and then finding similar public examples on the LinkedIn platform. This then helps job seekers to build a better description, or you could simply copy the description too. Currently, Microsoft is only surfacing them in a side section in Word and not allowing users to simply drag and drop them into documents.
Microsoft bought LinkedIn $26.2 billion the previous year. Once the deal was done, new features like this were something that was to be expected. The Resume Assistant will be going live today. The Office 365 subscribers on PC, who are part of the Office Insiders program, will be availing the feature first. Other Word users can enjoy the Resume Assistant in the future months.