Back in June 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, the business-oriented social platform. Ever since then, it has been slowly integrating it within its services, the latest connection targeting Microsoft Word. This will start offering a new tool, the Resume Assistant, that, with some help from an AI, will take LinkedIn’s connected data and use it to improve the user’s resume.
The Resume Assistant, a New Tool for a More Targeted CV
Both Microsoft’s Office Official Blog, as well as LinkedIn’s, came to offer further details on this new feature. Microsoft, for example, stated that some more than 80 percent of the curriculum vitae’s or CVs get updated in Word.
Now, the Resume Assistant should come help them better “showcase” their accomplishments. In turn, this could make them more visible to recruiters and also bring an extra help in scoring the perfect job, claims the developer.
Resume Assistant will integrate data that the user uploaded to their LinkedIn account to Microsoft Word and the resume they are working on thanks to artificial intelligence. This will seek and bring to surface the skills that would most advantage the seeker in getting the job, especially if this is targeted at a specific area.
The artificial intelligence-based system will also be looking at how other professionals portrayed their skills and presented their work experiences in the domains looked at by the Word user.
“Within Resume Assistant you’ll also see relevant job listings from LinkedIn’s 11 million+ active job openings to jump start your search,” states the LinkedIn blog post.
This also points out that, thanks to the new feature, users can receive tips and explore content that might turn out to be useful to them when writing their resume.
The Resume Assistant will become available, at least initially, free of charges and to all Microsoft Office 365 users.
It has already started being rolled out, with Microsoft Office 365 Insider program members being the first to get in on Thursday.