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Microsoft launches its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant to Office 365 subscribers

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Resume Assistant has been integrated with Microsoft Word since last year

Microsoft and LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant, a tool to help users optimize their resumes for specific jobs, is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows. Resume Assistant pops up in a sidebar and helps by offering examples of work experience descriptions you can use as inspiration for your resume based on a role (like a project manager) or an industry (like journalism). You can also filter through skills prospective employers might be looking for to fine-tune and tailor your CV. Resume Assistant has been integrated with Microsoft Word since last year.

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.