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Microsoft Word Uses AI To Boost Your Résumé With Relevant Insights From LinkedIn
By Mikelle Leow, 09 Nov 2017
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It can take numerous taxing hours to craft a single résumé. On top of that, you might have to build several more so that it’s tailor-made to the various jobs you’re applying for—plus it’s not guaranteed the people on the other end will get back to you.
Microsoft acquired LinkedIn last year, and within your desktop, you’ll finally see how the two work hand-in-hand. The former has announced that it is bringing AI to job hunters with a LinkedIn-integrated Microsoft Word tool.
“Nearly 70 percent of people say they have difficulty portraying their work experience effectively, and 50 percent struggle to tailor their resume to a specific job opportunity. Furthermore, job applications on LinkedIn have increased 40 percent year-over-year, signaling increased competition for jobs.”
‘Resume Assistant’ lets you search for relevant experiences and skills from real job postings to plop into your own document—all within the same screen you use to build your résumé.
The tool is also freelancer-friendly. It syncs up to ‘ProFinder’, LinkedIn’s platform for independent workers, and lets you access hands-on resources for résumé writing, interview and career coaching.
Within Word, you can even let potential employers know you’re open to new jobs without notifying your current bosses.
‘Resume Assistant’ will debut this week and will first roll out to English-language Office 365 users enrolled in the ‘Office Insiders’ program.
Most Microsoft Word users can expect to have their hands on this tool within the coming months. Find out more by reading Microsoft’s blog post.
Video via Office Videos
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[via Engadget, video via Office Videos, images via Microsoft]
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