LinkedIn announces Resume Assistant, an AI powered Word feature to help you find the ideal job

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Microsoft is making its Word Office app a better tool to create your resume with a little help from artificial intelligence. The company announced today Resume Assistant, a new feature powered by LinkedIn that can help Office 365 subscribers create a compelling resume by using insights from the professional social network.

“With over 80 percent of resumes updated in Word, Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments, be more easily discovered by recruiters, and find their ideal job,” explained Bryan Goode, general manager for Office 365. Resume Assistant can help you find inspiration from other LinkedIn professionals, identify top skills needed for the job you’re seeking and more. You can see how it works in the video below.

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn last year, Microsoft has been working hard to create synergies between its productivity offerings and the professional social network. Last month, LinkedIn gained direct integration into Office 365, giving subscribers personalized LinkedIn insights in Outlook and other Office 365 apps and services.

Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word will roll out this week to Office Insiders on Windows using English display language. The new feature will be generally available on more platforms and markets over the coming months, Microsoft said.