If you don’t have a job, you have a job finding a job. And if you do have one, your hobby should be finding a better one. With the help of Microsoft Resume Assistant, you can improve your existing Curriculum Vitae in both presentation and content, showcasing your best features to all prospective employers.
Creating a resume that stands out to potential employers is about more than just listing your relevant skills and experience. Nowadays, you need to use SEO and the right keywords to make your resume stand out online.
Microsoft Word’s Resume Assistant can make suggestions and help you improve your existing resume. The assistant won’t correct or alter your resume, but it will suggest some ways to improve it. This feature taps into other profiles on LinkedIn and mines them for what that makes those resumes successful.
Microsoft’s Resume Assistant will gather information and help you make your resume stand out so you can attract attention, especially on LinkedIn.
Pros & Cons of Using MS Word Resume Assistant
Using the MS Word Resume Assistant to complete your LinkedIn profile is easy and fast, but it might not be suitable in all situations. This is especially if you are planning to make your LI profile your primary means of securing employment.
Always asses if having a complete profile would be beneficial for your career, or would you fare better by using other means.
Consider Buying MS Office 2019
You can buy an activation card for Microsoft Office 2019 from Amazon and get it shipped by mail. The code will work for both Windows and MacOS users.
Get Started with Resume Assistant
- First, launch MS word. You can use the Resume Assistant manually by selecting the resume template from the existing models. The Assistant will be launched in a sidebar at the right side. If you have already a resume created, you can start the Assistant to help you make improvements.
- You can launch the Assistant manually by using the “tell me what you want to do” search box and type resume assistant there.
- Make sure that you enabled the integration of LinkedIn by clicking on “File > Options > General > and Show LinkedIn features in my Office applications.”
- On the right side by using the blue Resume Assistant pane, click on “Get Started” to move on. Here LinkedIn will start to give you suggestions about how to frame your skills and work experience.
- Your most recent positions will be filled in automatically by the information you have on LinkedIn. You can choose the industry or title of your own choice.
- Once you have the basic information inputted, the Assistant will suggest to you the language through which you can write your own resume and especially the work experience that you have.
- You will find a list of relevant skills directly under the work experience examples. Keep in mind, much of your success is about SEO. You are not only telling a prospective employer that you are a professional that will perform as expected, but you are also trying to get their attention by using words they’ll use to search for potential employees.
- Next Resume Assistant and LinkedIn can also help you located employers looking to hire.
- Depending on your location and position for which you want to apply, LinkedIn will start to suggest to you the nearby jobs. You can click on the job and go to their LinkedIn page, read information about the position, and apply if you are interested.
This might help you find a job even faster.
Creating a resume is far more complicated than it used to be, but it’s also an opportunity to be far more creative. In the past, you were listing job experiences and skills, but now you can really highlight your talents and education. Microsoft’s Resume Assistant will enable you to find and apply for the perfect job for you.