In a previous post of mine, I mentioned How To Activate LinkedIn Features in MicrosoftOffice365 applications. Among other things that the LinkedIn Features are helpful and quite handy and which you will find out in later posts, the most exciting feature for now is the LinkedInCVAssistant directly through MicrosoftWord365 and which will be described below.
CVAssistant in MicrosoftWord365 helps us create professional CV’s. It shows us examples of how real professionals update their professional fields, how they describe their work experience and their skills. All we need to do is look at their CV’s, get ideas from them and use them in our own Resume.
We must select the Review tab and from the far right of the ribbon we locate the area named CV and then select the command CVAssistant as shown in the image below. By selecting this command we see suggestions in order for us to update our CV.
Once we select the CVAssistant command, the CVAssistant task pane appears at the right of our screen. We notice that the CVAssistant is powered by LinkedIn, and in order for us to get started we must Adda Role, so we can see examples and we can also add an Industry (which is optional).
In the image below, in the CVAssistant task pane, I have added a role as InformationTechnologySpecialist and for Industry I have added Computer & Network Security. I then pressed the See Example button in the task pane, and voila the results have appeared.
At the end of each result, we can press the SeeMorelink where more information will be displayed in the CVAssistant task pane. If we are happy or not with the results we can press either Yes or No. We can also FilterExamplesByTopSkills, by selecting the corresponding command as shown below.
In the image below, I have Filtered The Examples by the keyword Windows, and immediately the Results are Filtered by the Keyword I selected.
In the image below, I have selected the ReadMore link in order to expand the specific CV I had selected. We also have the option to go back if we want to be selecting the Back link which is located at the top left corner of the CVAssistant task pane.
Finally, we have the option to SeeExamples on LinkedIn. All we need to do is to select the SeeExampleson LinkedIn link as shown below, in order for us to get more ideas for our CV.
In the following image, I selected the See Examples on LinkedIn, and straight away Explorer opens transferring us to the LinkedIn webpage where we can find out more ideas and suggestions, so we can improve our own CV.
So now we know, that if we need a professional CV, all we need to do is to open MicrosoftWord365 and use the CVAssistant.ResumeAssistant is available in Word2016 for Windows and is being rolled out in WordOnline. For now, only a few locale and language settings are supported. Unfortunately, the Greek Language is not supported yet. For non-subscribers to Office365, this feature is available only in WordOnline.
Below you can check out the video describing How To Use The LinkedIn Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word 365.