How to Use Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word

Funnily enough, I actually found out about Resume Assistant while scrolling through TikTok. Since I haven’t heard much talk about it, Resume Assistant seems to be a hidden secret gem within Microsoft Word, which we all know and love. Today, I am shedding some light into what Resume Assistant is and how you can leverage its awesome capabilities to build your next resume.

What is Resume Assistant?

Resume Assistant is a feature within Microsoft Word that shows you real world examples of how people in similar roles are actually describing their roles and responsibilities. Better yet, Resume Assistant will show you suggested jobs and open job postings as you are crafting your resume. Leveraging the feel and familiarity of Microsoft Word with the power of AI and LinkedIn, Resume Assistant is a great tool for you if you want to master the art of tailoring your resume.

How can you get started?

Assuming you have the right version of Microsoft Word, you just need to open it up and then search up Resume Assistant using the Tell Me function.

Then you select Resume Assistant, and it will pop up the right side of your window.

Next, follow the prompts and fill in the role and industry that you’re interested in applying for.

Leverage the examples of skills and experiences, and recommended articles to craft your tailored resume.

Take a look at the suggested jobs, apply, and enable the #OpenToWork feature.

It’s as simple as that.

Make sure you try this out and give feedback directly within the tool to make the experience better. Feel free to let me know what you think and if you like it, go and share it with your network! Off you go and cheers to your awesome resume.