Go ahead, admit it; writing a resume is a pain in the butt. Maybe you’ve been working the same job for a few years and need to create a resume that accurately reflects your marketable skills. Or perhaps you’re applying to different types of positions. How do you highlight the skills that apply to varied job openings? Is your resume keeping you from landing the perfect job?
A recent survey found nearly 70% of U.S. professionals said not knowing if they were portraying themselves effectively was the most challenging part of writing a resume.
Microsoft and LinkedIn feel your pain and have created Resume Assistant to help make that process a lot easier. It leverages LinkedIn data (LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft) bringing it directly into Microsoft Word to help you write a better resume and show off your skills and accomplishments.
So how does this work? We got the scoop from Scott Shapiro, Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, and Kylan Nieh, Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn.
*Resume Assistant just started rolling out to Office 365 subscribers as part of the Office Insiders program and will be available to all Office 365 subscribers in the coming months. We’ll have an update on how to get started and how to make it work for you once it's available to all subscribers.
At the same time, nearly 70% of professionals find it challenging to present their professional accomplishments in a compelling way on their resume. Resume Assistant solves this challenge by leveraging LinkedIn data to showcase work experience examples for inspiration.
Our research highlighted the following: