LinkedIn and Microsoft find a way to help you need to find a new job ... in a hurry

Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2018 - 12:50 PM |
Tagged: résumé, microsoft, linkedin, bad idea, résumé assistant

It is so obvious that it is hard to believe Microsoft didn't do this years ago.  Obviously the best time and place to search for a new job is over your current employers network, using Microsoft Word.  Now you can, as Word and LinkedIn will now be joined at the hip.  Yes, that source of bizarre requests to connect with people you have essentially nothing in common with apart from the fact that you may have been employed at some time in your life is coming to O359!  It won't start out as annoyingly persistent as Clippy, it will be buried under the Review tab on your ribbon, but it will be there unless IT decides to block it. 

It is of course referred to as having an AI, to pop up those completely inappropriate job suggestions LinkedIn excels at, as well as scanning the résumés of others to offer you advice on how to best write about your qualifications.  Read more about Microsoft's $25 billion Résumé Assistant over at El Reg.

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"Microsoft has glued LinkedIn and Office 365's Word together so it can automatically help folks write or update their résumés – and find them new jobs at the same time."

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February 8, 2018 | 02:16 PM - Posted by Jgr9 (not verified)

Help you need to.

February 8, 2018 | 02:54 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

yup ... as in you just got canned for job hunting on the job

February 8, 2018 | 03:17 PM - Posted by remc86007

Still a little hung over from the podcast when you wrote this one? haha

February 9, 2018 | 12:20 AM - Posted by RMS (not verified)

It's stories like these that make me think proprietary software and services you pay for with your personal data should just not be legal.

February 9, 2018 | 03:09 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

The chick standing up isn't yelling, she let a belch slip out in the middel fo the cube farm and the other one is embarrassed to be that close to said belch.

February 9, 2018 | 03:28 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Our Rorschach test results would be very different.

February 9, 2018 | 03:51 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Don't believe me? here you go:

maybe it's a scene from a *bad musical about some life drama and she is in the middle of belting out a solo

*and by bad musical I mean all musicals are bad.

maybe she is about to leave on a date and asks the other one for a breath check...

February 9, 2018 | 07:03 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

LOL, OK that is kinda funny.

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