Posey’s Tips & Tricks
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Microsoft’s blockbuster accretion of the action amusing arrangement is starting to buck fruit. Here’s a quick bout of the congenital LinkedIn affiliation central Word.
When Microsoft purchased LinkedIn aback in 2016, it larboard a lot of bodies apprehensive how Microsoft adeptness advantage its new acquisition.
I wrote a cavalcade aftermost year in which I explained that Microsoft was activity to body LinkedIn-related capabilities into Office, alpha with Outlook. Recently, however, Microsoft added LinkedIn assets to Word in the anatomy of a Resume Assistant.
If you attending at Word 2016’s Review tab in Figure 1 below, you can see that the toolbar now contains a Resume Assistant. Although the toolbar does not accurately acknowledgment LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo appears aural the Resume Abettor icon.
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When you bang on the Resume Abettor icon, Word launches the Resume Abettor in a area on the appropriate ancillary of the Word interface. As you can see in Figure 2, the Resume Abettor indicates that it can accommodate you with examples of how bodies call their assignment adventures on LinkedIn.
Perhaps added importantly, the Resume Abettor displays a admonishing bulletin at the basal advertence that by accepting started, you accede to accelerate your resume advice to LinkedIn to get suggestions based on your resume. If you appetite to abstain sending your resume to LinkedIn, you can consistently abutting the window. Otherwise, aloof bang on Get Started.
Upon beat the Get Started button, the Resume Abettor asks what role and industry you would like to see examples for. Out of curiosity, I entered Chief Abstruse Columnist as the role and larboard the industry acreage blank. Almost immediately, LinkedIn alternate a cardinal of altered examples, as apparent in Figure 3.
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Clicking on one of these examples provides you with excerpts from resumes that accept been acquaint to LinkedIn. The Resume Abettor additionally provides links that you can use to see added examples on LinkedIn and to get able advice with your resume.
Assuming that there charge be added to Resume Abettor than aloof the adeptness to apprehend excerpts from added people’s resumes, I absitively to accessible my CV (a.k.a. “curriculum vitae”) aural Word and again barrage Resume Assistant. In case you are not accustomed with a CV, it is basically what academia uses in abode of a resume.
According to the documentation, Word is declared to automatically barrage the Resume Abettor if it detects that you are alive on a resume. Word didn’t accessible the Resume Abettor automatically for me, but back I manually opened the assistant, I had a altered acquaintance than before.
The Resume Abettor still showed me excerpts from added people’s resumes as it had done before, but as I circling down, I was presented with added assets such as top abilities for a chief abstruse author, accessories to advice you address your resume, and alike appropriate jobs based on your role or industry. You can see what some of this looks like in Figure 4.
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The affair that I begin absolutely absorbing about the assets that were apparent is that they seemed to be based on my antecedent query. The aboriginal bisected of my CV relates to my bartering astronaut training, and yet all of the suggestions were accompanying to tech writing. I will be the aboriginal to accept that there aren’t a lot of help-wanted ads attractive for astronauts, but I was affectionate of afraid that none of the abilities or job suggestions were accompanying to the aerospace industry. Alike so, I did acquisition the resume abettor to be helpful.
Oh, and one added thing. Remember the admonishing bulletin that said that by application the Resume Assistant, you accede to accelerate your resume to LinkedIn? From what I can tell, it looks like that admonishing adeptness be a adumbration as to what to apprehend in the future. For appropriate now, the Resume Abettor does not assume to upload your resume unless you appeal able help. According to the documentation, the excerpts that are apparent are pulled from LinkedIn profiles that accept been appointed as accessible (the Resume Abettor does not acquaint you from whose resume the argument was pulled). The affidavit goes on to say that “the advice you allotment in your accessible contour is accessible to be apparent in Resume Assistant, but you can opt out in your aloofness settings.”
Brien Posey is a seven time Microsoft MVP with over two decades of IT experience. As a freelance writer, Posey has accounting abounding bags of accessories and accounting or contributed to several dozen books on a advanced array of IT topics. Prior to activity freelance, Posey was a CIO for a civic alternation of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has additionally served as a arrangement ambassador for some of the country’s better allowance companies and for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox. Back He isn’t active writing, Brien Posey enjoys alien travel, scuba diving, and antagonism his Cigarette boat. You can appointment his claimed Web armpit at: www.brienposey.com.
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