Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, promising to closely link the service with its Office suite of applications. While we’ve seen a new Windows 10 app for LinkedIn, Microsoft is unveiling an even more useful addition for its service: Resume Assistant. Office 365 subscribers will now get direct LinkedIn integration when they’re building a resume in Word.
The assistant works by picking out job descriptions in an existing resume and finding similar public examples on LinkedIn to help job seekers curate a better description. While you could simply copy the descriptions, Microsoft is only surfacing them in a side section in Word and not allowing users to simply drag and drop them into documents.