INTRODUCING RESUME ASSISTANT IN MICROSOFT WORD, POWERED BY LINKEDIN

Microsoft Word has always been the go-to tool for resumes, thanks to its extensive library of templates, ease of use, and range of platforms supported. With the all-new Resume Assistant—an exclusive feature rolling out now to Office 365 subscribers in Canada*—Microsoft Word becomes even more indispensable in creating a compelling resume.

Resume Assistant includes integration with LinkedIn. This relationship leverages the vast resources of the world’s largest professional network, including 11 million open job positions and AI-powered tools. Resume Assistant provides access to relevant job listings, helping you to make your resume better by identifying key skills and customizations that will catch the attention of recruiters.

Also included with Resume Assistant for Microsoft Word is easy access to LinkedIn’s ProFinder network of career professionals for freelance resume assistance, interview coaching and career guidance. With LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature, you can even discretely notify recruiters that you’re open to exploring new opportunities.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR RESUME BASED ON REAL, LINKEDIN JOB POSTINGS

Resume Assistant integrates the power of LinkedIn—the world’s largest professional network—directly into Microsoft Word. 

This has profound implications for anyone who is struggling to craft a meaningful, and relevant resume. Over 15 million job applications are submitted on LinkedIn every week, and with Microsoft Word’s new Resume Assistant feature, you’ll have an edge over the competition.

One of the most difficult parts of creating a resume that stands out and lands an interview, is getting past the one-size-fits-all approach. That means details that are relevant to the role being applied for, with skills that appeal to recruiters. With Resume Assistant, built-in access to LinkedIn’s millions of open job positions, you can easily find relevant positions, then customize your resume to appeal to recruiters.

GET PROFESSIONAL HELP WITH LINKEDIN’S PROFINDER

Easily connect to ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance platform, which services include hands-on resume writing  and interview coaching.

If you’re not certain what approach you should be taking in a job search, what roles would be appropriate at this stage, or even which industry is the one you should be targeting for long term employment success and satisfaction, ProFinder members also have access to experts in career coaching.

LET RECRUITERS KNOW YOU’RE OPEN TO OPPORTUNITIES 

Resume Assistant provides the tools you need to create a focused, relevant and on-target resume, along with the ability to search millions of open job positions. Access to LinkedIn’s ProFinder platform offers the option of professional coaching in critical areas like career development.

That’s all great if you’re a student looking for summer work, a graduate looking to start your career, or a professional moving on from a role that’s being wound down. What if you are already employed?

Microsoft Word’s Resume Assistant lets you quietly inform recruiters you’re open to new opportunities, using LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature. This is ideal for professionals who are pivoting or hoping to kickstart career growth. Browse jobs, fine-tune your resume and with Open Candidates, you discretely signal to recruiters that you’re interested in exploring new roles, without having that status flagged on your public profile—protecting your relationship with your current employer.

 

* Resume Assistant is part of an Office 365 subscription and is available to current Office 365 subscribers or can be purchased at Best Buy Canada.

 

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