LinkedIn/Word Resume Assistant
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing exponentially and has been infiltrating the job market with Google for Jobs and in November 2017, LinkedIn and Microsoft announced the creation of Resume Assistant, which will be available in Microsoft Word. Resume Assistant provides intelligent tools (AI) to help job seekers improve their resumes, right from within Word by integrating public profiles of active LinkedIn members while working on your resume. Resume Assistant’s purpose is to provide real examples of how other professionals with the same title describe their work experience, skills, and accomplishments.
Peer Group Profiles
This feature will display examples of your peer’s (people that match your job title) work experiences that they list. You can filter the examples by job titles and industries to get a holistic understanding and spot trends that are common among the listed profiles. For example, if you are a “Brand Manager,” you will be able to immediately see real examples of other “Brand Managers” that can help you craft your resume such as including how many clients you work with and what types of accomplishments you should list. Additionally, you can view more examples by clicking on a link that will take you directly to your peer’s public LinkedIn profiles with the same job title, which will help you develop insights on how people are designing their profiles and what you should also incorporate.
Another feature available will allow you to view the top skills listed for people with your same job title. This will display exactly what relevant skills people highlight and let you know what you should be listing on your resume and LinkedIn as well. There will also be articles published by LinkedIn that will help you write your resume in addition to suggesting jobs that are available for your role in your locale. This feature will not only afford you the opportunity to look for jobs but also see relevant information that employers are looking for. Finally, there will be a feature that lets recruiters know that you are “open to new opportunities” and allows you to find your next job on LinkedIn.
Integrating this type of AI in the recruiting process will help make it easier for employers to find qualified candidates and assist you in writing a compelling resume. The Resume Assistant feature will be available in Office 365 under the “Review” tab, where on the far-right side of the options will be an icon for “Resume Assistant.” This feature is currently being rolled-out and should be available to regular Office 365 subscribers in early 2018.
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