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  • Writer's pictureJordan Santos

How to Use Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word to Write Your Best Resume

Looking to improve your resume and be more competitive in your field? Who isnt?! Microsoft Office 365 now offers Resume Assistant which brings the power of Linkedin to help you get your creative juices flowing by showing you examples of how real people – in fields you're interested in – describe their work experience and skills.

Start Resume Assistant

Go to Review > Resume Assistant (The first time you do this, click Get started in the pane).

Type the role you're interested in, such as project manager, and optionally, an industry, such as computer software. Click See examples, and Resume Assistant shows you work experience descriptions to use as inspiration for writing your own description.

Resume Assistant also shows top skills related to the role, as identified by LinkedIn. For ideas on how to weave pertinent skills into your descriptions, try filtering the examples by the skills you have.

Resume Assistant surfaces open job opportunities that might interest you. Use the short descriptions for ideas on how to tailor your resume even further. When you finish editing your resume, click on these jobs to learn more or apply for the job. You don't need a LinkedIn account to use Resume Assistant, although you can sign in to LinkedIn (or sign up for an account) when you follow a link from Word to the LinkedIn site.

Editor for Resume Assistant

When you are working on your resume, Editor for Resume checks your resume for resume specific style issues such as first person reference, vague verbs, unsuitable expressions and more.

  1. Open a resume.

  2. Go to Review > Resume Assistant.

  3. Enter the Role and Industry. Scroll down in the Resume Assistant pane to see Editor for Resume toggle.

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