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 | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
"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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