When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, it said that it’s going to integrated the professional social network with its Office applications. Since then, the company has released a new Windows 10 app for LinkedIn. Today, Microsoft has announced that it’s integrating LinkedIn with Microsoft Word. The integration will make it easier for users to write a resume.
Microsoft has launched this feature for Office 365 subscribers on PC today as part of its Office Insiders program. The company has confirmed that Resume Assistant is going to be rolled out more broadly across the globe over the next few months.
The Resume Assistant feature for Office 365 subscribers brings direct LinkedIn integration when they’re writing a resume. The assistant will pick out job descriptions in an existing resume and then search for similar public examples on LinkedIn. This will enable users to create a better description.
The assistant is also going to display the top skills that users might require. It’s even going to show job listings so that users can find exactly what potential employers are search resumes for.
All of this information is easily available on LinkedIn already but it’s more convenient to have it available in Word when a resume is being created.