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Microsoft Presents ‘Resume Assistant’ – The New Feature Powered by LinkedIn

It has officially been announced that Microsoft Word now has a new feature, named “Resume Assistant”, that gives job seekers a hand with their resume writing.

The conditions in workplaces and job opportunities introduced by companies has been changing a lot.

Since, the volume of job search has increased consequently, together with Linkedin, Microsoft decided to help people in building their resume effectively, supported by the data from LinkedIn as well.

Resume Assistant will enable users to import their information on the LinkedIn profile easily and give them some inspirations in terms of skills for particular roles they may want to include in their resume, thanks to algorithms and artificial intelligence technology applied.

The users will also be able to see how other professionals describe their skills and knowledge for a specific job with a pop-up window, found on their screen and get some tips to improve their resume better.

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Kylan Nieh, a product manager at LinkedIn who worked on the integration, noted:

Creating a resume that accurately represents who you are, what you’ve done and in a way that is tailored to the role you’re aspiring to, is one of the biggest challenges for professionals.

In a recent survey of U.S. professionals, nearly 70% stated the most challenging part of writing their resume is not knowing whether they are portraying themselves in the most effective way, and more than 50% reported that customizing their resume for a specific role was a roadblock to success.

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.

Additionally, the new feature provides intelligent tools such as Profinder, which users can use to get professional help, and Open Candidates, that allows them to let recruiters know about their willingness to apply for new opportunities, and so on.

Resume Assistant will first be active for English Office 365 users from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, the UK and the US in this week and it will be rolled out to other markets during the coming months.

Every single professional may already be aware of the importance of great resume in the recruitment process.

Thus, companies like Microsoft and LinkedIn have been bringing new solutions to whom may need a little help to show their skills to the experts in their field.

In today’s challenging business world, job seekers don’t have the luxury of being ordinary when it comes to grab that dream job.

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