LinkedIn could help you write a better CV with its new Resume Assistant

LinkedIn is introducing a new feature to help its users write better CVs, and also help recruiters contact possible applicants quicker.

The feature, called Resume Assistant, integrates with Word and exclusive to Office 365 subscribers, and would show users writing a resume example profiles from the relevant area they are working in, pulled from real public profiles on LinkedIn, which could help resume writers polish their resume, include relevant skills and even decide on which training to pursue.

The feature lets users:

  • Leverage relevant work experience examples . See how top people in your field are representing their work experiences to inspire your own descriptions. Filter by industry and role for a personalized experienced.
  • Find top skills – Find the most popular skills listed on LinkedIn profiles for your selected filters then add them to your resume if applicable to help you stand out to recruiters and emphasize the right things.
  • Read top tips – See articles for additional resume writing tips recommended by LinkedIn.
  • Get professional help – Easily connect to ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance platform, to get additional hands on coaching

The feature would also contain job listings from LinkedIn’s 11 million + open listings and the ability to flag your ability to recruiters, and it appears with this feature LinkedIn is trying to appeal to both employees and possible employers. It brings:

  • Real-time job postings – See job postings based on your filters from LinkedIn’s 11 million roles to help you customize your resume to the specific job and make it easier to apply.
  • Show you’re looking with Open Candidates – Use the Open Candidates feature to let recruiters know you’re looking for a new job and increase the likelihood of finding new opportunities.

Check out the video demo below.

The feature is rolling out this week to Office Insiders on Windows Desktop using English language in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, United, Kingdom, and United States of America. And it will be rolling out more widely in the coming months.

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