LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Feature Now Available to All Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft is rolling out a new Resume Assistant feature for Microsoft Word powered by LinkedIn. The new feature initially launched in a preview, but it’s rolling out to all Office 365 subscribers in selected regions today.

Resume Assistant uses the vast amount of data from LinkedIn in order to analyse and provide suggestions for improvements in your resume. The feature can help you discover things like the top skills for a certain position in an industry, for example. You can also get to see a couple of job vacancies depending your resume, enabling you to adapt your resume to that specific role and apply for it directly from Word. Resume Assistant lets you enable LinkedIn’s Open Candidates system which essentially lets recruiters you know that you’re looking for a job.

Resume Assistant, interestingly, isn’t available in all countries where Office 365 is available. Instead, only users in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa with English as the default language in Word can use the feature.

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  • eebrinsfield

    07 February, 2018 - 2:28 pm


  • skane2600

    07 February, 2018 - 4:34 pm

    <p>Got to love those notifications from LinkedIn: "You appeared in 7 searches this week" and apparently none of the 7 were impressed since they didn't contact you.</p><p><br></p><p>The Resume Assistant sounds like just another "We guess what companies want to see in your Resume" exercise. </p><p><br></p><p>The other issue illustrates the potential conflicts of interest that can occur when a company acquires another. If the goal were to promote LinkedIn, you would offer Resume help to all users or perhaps the paid users. Instead it appears to be a promotional vehicle for Office 365.</p>

  • Michael Giuliano

    08 February, 2018 - 9:26 am

    <p>I'm sorry this is like giving gold to the rich. The folks that could benefit from this technology most are people that are just entering the job market or people that have been jettisoned from it and are seeking new opportunities. I would imagine that in both cases a subscription to Office 365 is not in their budgets. Why not make it free to use with the web version of MS Word?</p>

  • spacein_vader

    Premium Member
    08 February, 2018 - 2:56 pm

    <p>I can give you 4 letters which explain why this isn't in any European markets: G D P and R.</p>

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  • Waleed

    10 August, 2022 - 7:52 am

    <p>hey good one</p>


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