How to upgrade your resume with Microsoft Word Restart Assistant
Using LinkedIn, Word Assistant can help you refresh your resume and get one step closer to completing your dream job.
You're trying to speed up your resume, and you want help. Using LinkedIn and Microsoft Word through Office 365, you can tap on an option called Help Restart. With Word's Resume Assistant feature, you enter a keyword or term to describe your post and see a sample resume. You can also see the key skills for your career, access LinkedIn articles with resume tips, and view a list of job openings to find out what employers are looking for from people in your career.
Microsoft began releasing the LinkedIn-led Resume Assistant in early 2022, after acquiring the professional networking site in 2022. To access the assistant, you will need a LinkedIn account and sub- Office 365 writing.
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Launch Microsoft Word on your computer, and open your resume. Click the Review tab, and then click the Resume Assistant icon. The Restart Assistant opens in the right pan. In the Role field, type your post, and select the corresponding term from the LinkedIn list (Figure A). If you wish, you can add a business name in the Business field.
In response, the Resume Assistant displays snippets of LinkedIn profile that are relevant to your career and business. Review the various profiles; To view more of a specific profile, click on the Read More link. To find more profile, scroll down, and click on the link to See More Examples. The aim is to see how other people in your profession describe their skills and achievements so that you can better describe yourself (Figure B).
The next section on the Resume Assistant screen displays the key skills for your role. See which ones you have, and make sure you want to include the ones in your resume. The Resume Assistant offers links to articles designed to help you write your resume. To read an article, click on its link (Figure C).
The next section reads Additional Language Developments For Resume, To Make Your Writing More Accurate and Professional. If you turn on the version for this option and click on the Check Document icon on the Review Ribbon, Word will check your resume for clarity, accuracy, wording, and other attributes (Figure D).
The Assistant will serve a variety of job opportunities depending on your role. You can view the job vacancies if you are looking for a job. If not, you should still read the posts to find out what skills, background and knowledge employers are looking for in your profession. Click on the link to View Job On LinkedIn to view the full post (Figure E). To see other jobs, click on the link to See More Jobs On LinkedIn.
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If you are actively looking for a job or job opportunity, click on the link at the bottom to Get Started on LinkedIn. This takes you to a LinkedIn page where you can change your profile to let employers know that you are open to opportunities (Figure F).