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Caitlin Fairchild | Nextgov | November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Microsoft and LinkedIn Join Forces to Improve Your Resume

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Job-hunting is an exhausting process and most people looking to take on a position or switch career paths need all the help they can get.

Microsoft claims that more than 80 percent of resumes are updated in it's Word program, so the tech giant has partnered with LinkedIn to produce a new feature for Word called Resume Assistant. Microsoft previously spent $26.2 billion to acquire LinkedIn last year, so the partnership is an understandable progression.

As a user is crafting or revising their resume in Word, the program uses artificial intelligence to pull in relevant LinkedIn Data, based on your industry and the job you're seeking. It can even highlight what people with a similar level of experience are writing on their resumes. Users can also opt into a LinkedIn feature that will tell recruiters and employers that they are interested in a new job. 

This update to Word is rolling out this week to users of the Office Insiders program. Look for it to become available to everyone in the next few months.

To learn more, watch the video from Microsoft below: 

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