Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of its Resume Assistant, a feature that it first announced and made available to Insiders in November. The feature is exactly what it sounds like, helping users to build better resumes, and doing so using data that comes from LinkedIn.
One of the key factors of Resume Assistant is that it gathers data from millions of LinkedIn profiles, allowing you to see how others in similar roles craft their resumes. It also uses that data to let you know which top skills are desired in your role, along with what's required for it. The feature will even show you job opportunities from within Word.
If you get stuck, you can use ProFinder, a freelance hiring marketplace, and that will allow you to connect with experts "who can help you with interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing." And when you're done, you can turn on 'Open Candidates', letting job recruiters know that you're available.
Resume Assistant is now available in Word 2016 on Windows for all Office 365 subscribers, but Microsoft says that it will be coming to other operating systems soon.