Newer versions of Word now have a feature that can help with job hunting. Even if you aren’t looking for a job, it can be a valuable tool for someone who is. Word’s Resume Assistant can give you great ideas on how to make a resume more appealing to potential employers. Resume Assistant works with LinkedIn, but you don’t need a LinkedIn account to use it.
If you’re using Office 365 and open a resume template or if the program decides that the document you’re working on is a resume, Resume Assistant will open automatically. Or you can hit the Review tab at the top.
Then choose Resume Assistant.
A panel will open on the right. Choose Get started. You don’t need a LinkedIn account to use.
Start by putting in the position you want and the field you’re looking in. If you aren’t sure what to say, you can use the drop-down menu to browse.
Once you’ve picked a field, you can view other resumes for similar positions to get ideas.
It will also suggest what types of skills to list on your resume.
There are links to articles about crafting resumes. And even links to the actual job openings in those fields.
It’s a really neat feature. Give it a try and let me know what you think.