LinkedIn introduces Resume Assistant into Microsoft Word

It is now available for Office 365 Insiders.

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.

Called Resume Assistant, the feature combines data from LinkedIn with a little AI assistance to provide suggestions on how to make resumes stand out. If a user notices a missing skill, the assistant may recommend a LinkedIn Learning class to develop that expertise. And users have an option to connect with professional resume writers via LinkedIn's freelance hiring place. 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.

Insiders need to have the latest version of Word in order to immediately access the tool.

When Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn officially closed at the end of past year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined a handful of immediate-term priorities for integrating the companies' technologies. It will be generally available on more platforms and markets over the coming months.

Microsoft officials said they are working on other unspecified integrations between Office 365 and Resume Assistant for future delivery. Among others, Nadella also hinted at adding LinkedIn information to Outlook in the post-a feature that rolled out earlier this month.

After you select your desired role and industry, Resume Assistant will pull LinkedIn insights from millions of member profiles so you can see diverse examples of how professionals in that role describe their work.

Above: An illustration shows how Resume Assistant suggests jobs for a user on her work experience.

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