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Microsoft Word’s Resume Assistant

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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 has a built-in resume builder within Word (PC and Mac!)? It couples with LinkedIn to help you build a compelling resume by showing you examples of how others describe their work experience and skills.  Although you don’t need a LinkedIn account to use Resume Assistant (but you will be taken to LinkedIn when you follow a link from Word) you do need to be a Microsoft 365 subscriber. It is also available in Word for the web if you’re signed in using your personal Microsoft account (not a school or work account). Here’s how to give the Resume Assistant a whirl.

  1. In Word, go to Review > Resume Assistant (The first time you do this, click Get started in the pane that opens to the right).Resume Assistant toolbar
  2. Type the role you’re interested in, such as family law attorney (optionally, an industry, such as legal services). Click See examples and the Resume Assistant will show you snippets of experience descriptions to use for writing your own description. You can’t copy or paste the text into to your doc (as of now) since the service is designed to get your own creative juices flowing. Use them as inspiration for coming up with original content.

Visit this page from LinkedIn for more tips and tricks when using the Resume Assistant.

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