Aiming towards helping users craft a convincing resume, LinkedIn has launched a new feature called the Resume Assistant allowing users to bring the insights of LinkedIn directly to a Microsoft Word document.
Here’s how it works. After the user select a desired role and industry, Resume Assistant pulls out the insights from numerous member profiles enabling users to see several examples of how other professionals describe their work.
LinkedIn on Wednesday said “Within Resume Assistant you'll also see relevant job listings from LinkedIn's over 11 million active job openings to jump start your search.”
"Along with job openings, you'll see details of what the job requires, helping you to tailor your resume to a specific role,"
The new feature also allows users to turn on Open Candidates, which signals to recruiters that the user is open to new job opportunities, and doubles the probability of them getting a call from the recruiters.
The feature is expected to be rolled out this week on Windows and will be available to to Office 365 subscribers in the future.
"Figuring out how to put your best foot forward can be challenging when you’re looking for a new opportunity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the first place you go to update your career journey and to reflect your professional experience and interests. Your profile not only helps to establish connections, it ensures that recruiters can find you for new opportunities, and your network can provide the connection to the ones you’re interested in. We also know that a resume is an important part of the recruitment process, and we want your skills, your experiences, and everything you bring to a company to be best represented across your profile and resume," LinkedIn added.