Last year, Microsoft announced Resume Assistant, which integrated the power of LinkedIn directly into Microsoft Word to help user craft their most compelling resume yet. While the feature was available to Microsoft Insiders until now, Microsoft has now announced that its tool is available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows as well.
However, this new feature will be available in select countries as of now. As per Microsoft's blog post, the Resume Assistant is now available to Office 365 consumers and commercial subscribers on Windows whose Word 2016 desktop display language is set to English, who are located in and whose Windows region is set to one of the following region locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and United States.
The region location setting can be found in the Control Panel under Clock, Language, and Region. Resume Assistant can be found on the Review tab of Word. Notably, Resume Assistant is part of an Office 365 subscription. "If you're a subscriber and you don't see Resume Assistant, it might not yet be available in your location," the company has said.
Meanwhile, the company has also stated, "Microsoft and LinkedIn are committed to empowering professionals-both in their current jobs and over the course of their career with innovative new tools that bring together the world's largest professional cloud with the world's largest professional network."
Talking about the tool, Resume Assistant basically helps users get their creative juices flowing by showing personalized insights from LinkedIn, based on the desired role they're interested in. Resume Assistant includes examples of suggested skills and work experience summaries to help them stand out from the crowd and get their next job.
The Resume Assistant also provides the top skills other professionals in a particular role and industry have as well as job requirements from real job postings. Further, the tool offers ProFinder, LinkedIn's freelance hiring marketplace, directly to connect with experts who can help users with interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing. All of this happens directly within Microsoft Word.
"Resume Assistant can make it easier than ever for you to put your most successful self forward when applying for your next role. Be on the lookout for availability across other operating systems, as well as additional regions and languages in the coming months," the company has said.