Microsoft rolls out Resume Assistant to Office 365 subscribers

After a few months of testing with Insiders, Microsoft's new Resume Assistant is now broadly available (opens in new tab) for all Office 365 subscribers. The feature, which Microsoft first announced last November, leverages integration with LinkedIn to help you put together a solid resume within Microsoft Word.

Resume Assistant works by pulling in data from LinkedIn and applying a little AI assistance to help you hone your resume for your field. The assistant can help you see how top people in your field are presenting their work experience, identify the top skills for the job you're seeking, and customize your resume based on actual job postings.

In addition to helping you craft a targeted resume for the job you're seeking, Resume Assistant includes ProFinder, a service that connects you with experts who can "help you with interview techniques, career coaching, and resume writing," Microsoft says. Once you're ready, Resume Finder can connect you to job openings you can apply to on LinkedIn.

Resume Assistant is the latest example of an integration stemming from Microsoft's 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn. Previously, Microsoft integrated LinkedIn profiles into, allowing you to get a quick glance at more information about the people with whom you're corresponding.

If you'd like to give Resume Assistant a shot, the feature is now available to Office 365 subscribers in English in select regions around the world (opens in new tab).

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  • A little late to the news guys??? I found out about this assistant yesterday when I logged on to word!!
  • A whole day! hang your heads in shame WC 😢
  • ..."to all Office 365 users"...."in select regions around the world."
  • Yes, another MS service tailored only for "select regions", reading more like US and few others. I don't even see UK there, and I think that's where English was originally and is still spoken, right? ;). And for the rest of the world, who cares?! That attitude already broke Windows Mobile (which was much more popular in Europe than in US) and several other services for them. But they keep going on with it.   
  • So basically it's everywhere else in the world that speaks English but not the UK, well done Microsoft, well done!!!! Doesn't really make sense seeing as ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE IN THE UK!!!!! So I'll just leave this here, when in UK.
  • They need a different template for people in Japan XD
    freestyle resume is not allowed in this country, unless you are applying to foreign capital.
  • Good to know :)