Microsoft integrates LinkedIn with Office 365 – Resume Assistant

In 2016, Microsoft beat its CRM competitor Salesforce to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion. Since then, Microsoft has been closely linking the LinkedIn services with Office 365 suite of applications.

Resume Assistant – LinkedIn Office 365 Integration

Recently, Microsoft unveiled a new LinkedIn related service viz, Resume Assistant. Office 365 subscribers will now get direct LinkedIn integration to pen their resumes in Microsoft Word. Creating killer resumes to impress your employer is now easy.

The below video shows a brief of what this LinkedIn Office 365 integration could do to help you prepare your resume. The Resume Assistant picks out job descriptions from an existing resume and finds similar examples from LinkedIn database to help you write a better description. Microsoft surfaces them on the right-side section as you see in the image above.

The Resume Assistant also surfaces top skills that might be required for your profile. Also, it helps you find job listings to find exactly what employers are searching for.


Here are some of the noteworthy features you might love to see.

  • You can find how others (related to your job profile) describe their jobs
  • LinkedIn integration with Office allows you to view your LinkedIn contacts in Outlook
  • Suggests relevant LinkedIn Learning courses through which you can pick up new skills
  • Brings to Word, the job openings you might be interested in. This allows you to tailor a resume to the job description
  • Turn On LinkedIn Open Candidates feature via Resume Assistant. Now your recruiters will know that you are interested in new job openings

Currently, Microsoft offers this to Office 365 subscribers on PC as part of its Office Insiders program. However, it will be available for the rest of the community shortly.

Here is an interesting video showing the main features of Resume Assistant that is integrated with Office 365.

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