Microsoft integrates AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word

By : |November 9, 2017 0

Microsoft is teaming up with LinkedIn to bring AI to your job search with a new LinkedIn-powered feature in Word called Resume Assistant.

The feature, which will begin rolling out to Microsoft Insider this week, pulls in relevant LinkedIn data as you’re writing a resume based on your industry and what type of job you want. The assistant works by picking out job descriptions in an existing resume and finding similar public examples on LinkedIn to help job seekers curate a better description. While you could simply copy the descriptions, Microsoft is only surfacing them in a side section in Word and not allowing users to simply drag and drop them into documents.

Microsoft claims that more than 80 percent of resumes are updated in Word, which could make this new assistant super useful to numbe of users, many of whom change roles and jobs much faster than in the past.

Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, promising to closely link the service with its Office suite of applications. The updates are rolling out this week to English Office 365 users in the Office Insiders program. It will be available to those in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, the UK and the US first, then to more platforms and markets during the coming months.

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