I wish Resume Assistant was available when I was preparing mine long back. Writing Resume or Curriculum Vitae is not the most interesting thing to write. To some it is boring, and cumbersome to others. It is however an important part for working people.

Enter Resume Assistant, the power of LinkedIn and Microsoft Word are intergrated for Office 365 subscribers to help you build your most compelling resume yet, in a post by LinkedIn.

This is what they have to say:

  • Showcase your unique skills and experience. Resume Assistant gathers insights from millions of LinkedIn profiles to inspire you with examples of how others in similar roles – or aspirational roles – describe their work experience, directly within Microsoft Word. Use these examples as inspiration to frame your own personal experiences or shine a spotlight on your unique set of skills to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
  • Ditch the one-size-fits-all resume. More than 50% of professionals find it challenging to customize their resume for a specific role. Resume Assistant provides the top skills other professionals in your desired role and industry have, as well as job requirements from real job postings. You can then think about how your applicable skills can be transferable for the role you want, then tailor your resume to fit that role.
  • Seek out help along the way. Having an expert who’s familiar with the intricacies of writing a resume can be a great way to help you get the creativity flowing. Use ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance hiring marketplace, directly from Resume Assistant, to connect with experts who can help you with interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing.
  • The right job for you is closer than you think. Writing your resume is only half the journey; finding and landing the job that’s right for you comes next. After selecting a role and desired industry, Resume Assistant will surface relevant job opportunities for you directly within Microsoft Word. Once you spot a job you like, go directly to the job opening on LinkedIn to learn more about the opportunity and apply. You can even let recruiters know that you’re open to new opportunities by turning on Open Candidates, making you twice as likely to hear from recruiters.
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