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Microsoft Word Now Uses LinkedIn to Help Get You Hired

Dec 12, 2017

Creating the perfect CV has always been a burden for many - a task most jobseekers dread, but it seems Microsoft are on a mission to change that.

Microsoft Word - a key tool in the Office 365 package - has upped its game, and will now help you create the perfect CV in the hope of landing your dream job.

Microsoft's new feature 'Resume Assistant' works alongside LinkedIn and uses artificial intelligence to offer wording suggestions for your role, industry and skills, and also goes as far as to recommend relevant job opportunities.

The new tool is pretty neat and comes following research carried out by Microsoft and LinkedIn that reveals "wordsmithing" to be the biggest issue people have when creating a CV.

In fact, 60% of professionals claimed to be unsure of whether they were portraying themselves in the most effective way in their CV.

Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365, said Microsoft was “committed to empowering every worker to be more successful and productive in their current job, and now we’re taking a step to creating modern job-seeking tools to make sure your current job is your dream job”.

Resume Assistant will let you:

  • See how top people in your sector are representing their work experiences so you can gain inspiration for your own descriptions.
  • Find the most popular skills listed on LinkedIn profiles, which you can then add to your CV if applicable to help you stand out to recruiters.
  • Take a course on LinkedIn Learning to strengthen your chances of getting hired.
  • See articles for additional CV writing tips recommended by LinkedIn.
  • Easily connect to ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance platform, to get additional hands-on coaching
  • See relevant job postings from LinkedIn’s 11 million roles to help you customize your CV to a specific job and make it easier to apply.
  • Use the Open Candidates feature to let recruiters know you’re looking for a new job and increase the likelihood of finding new opportunities.

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