Learn how to access the Resume Assistant using different methods and how to search for inspiration from resumes of LinkedIn users in similar roles who work in similar industries.
- [Instructor] If you're creating a resume or simply updating an existing one, there's a resume assistant built into Word here in Office 365 to give you inspiration. It's powered by LinkedIn and there's a couple different ways to launch it. You might be working on your current resume, even if it's a blank page or starting from scratch, you can open up the resume assistant from the review tab. Select it, and then on the ribbon, go to the very far right, you'll find resume assistant. Giving it a click will open up a pane on the right-hand side and you're ready to get started.
You can close that up, though. Another way to access the resume assistant is to create a new resume using one of the built in templates. Going up to file, and then new will give you access to templates, many online, so of course you'll need an internet connection. You can come in here and type in resume to get a full list, or you might see some recommended ones down below. As I scroll down the list, I do see a creative resume design right here. Selecting it tells me a little bit about it.
I can click create now, which will start the process of creating this resume, and at the same time, open up the resume assistant. Now if you've used it before, you're going to see what it is you searched for last. If you don't, that means this is your first time like me, and clicking get started will prompt you for some information. What role are you looking for? So, if you're in a current role, let's say project manager, and you want to get inspiration from other project managers at LinkedIn, you need of course an internet connection to access that information.
You don't need a LinkedIn account. So I'm going to click in the role field and type in project manager. You can see down below a list of options to choose from up here, including what I type, but more specifically, project development managers, freelance, senior account project managers, and scrolling down, shows me quite a long list of project manager-related positions or roles. So, I'm gonna go with project development manager. If I want to, I can click add industry and type in or select from existing industries that show up on this alphabetical list.
Let's say I'm in banking, clicking banking will allow me to see examples in that industry from other project development managers. Now, I'm gonna see real data from real people. Of course, none of their own personal information, just inspiration. Let's go to see examples to see what I'm talking about. Here you'll see some work experience examples down below. There's a project manager, business and private banking. There's another one down below, loan collection.
And I can see more examples for work experience or go further down to go to top skills, articles, lots of inspiration and help in creating my resume. If I see something I like that's very close to what I'm doing, all you have to do is click read more to expand that section. You can't actually take any of this information. For example, if you tried to click and drag to copy and paste, you just simply can't. And you wouldn't want to plagiarize anyway. All you're doing is reading through the content, getting inspired to create your own resume based on information you're seeing here on the right-hand side.
When you're done, you can go back to look at other roles and industries if you wanted to. You can clear them clicking the X. Maybe you're in aviation. Pressing enter. Gonna give you a different list, different roles. You can clear those out with the X as well. When you're done, click the X in the top right-hand corner to close up the resume assistant. Watch what happens if you go up to file. Let's go to new blank document and access the resume assistant from the review tab.
It's going to remember what you were searching for last. It opens up and we're not starting from scratch. There's project development manager showing up in the top right corner. That can come in handy if you don't people maybe looking over your shoulder and seeing that kind of information, you can't clear it from the resume assistant, but you can go to your default browser, clear your history, and we'll clear that search criteria used in the resume assistant. So if you do need help, inspiration in creating your best possible resume, remember the resume assistant built into Word here in Office 365.
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