One of the key components of a successful job hunt is having a resume that effectively illustrates why you’re the best candidate for the position. Your CV is the initial introduction to hiring managers, so you want to ensure that it makes the best possible first impression!
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LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant is another powerful resume-writing tool. It provides useful resources and inspiration to help you craft your resume — and is now available via Microsoft Word. Below we’ve listed some of the key features of the LinkedIn tool, which can help jump-start your job search while creating a resume that showcases your skills, experience and strengths:
Get inspiration from others: For many people, their primary resume-writing challenges are: 1) feeling like they’re not portraying their professional background in the most effective way, and 2) figuring out how to align their resume to a specific role. Resume Assistant nips those challenges in the bud by allowing you to select your desired industry and role to see how other professionals in similar positions describe their work.
Showcase your skills: Featuring on your resume the most relevant skills for the position you’re applying for will catch the eyes of recruiters. To help you determine which ones to include, Resume Assistant searches the skills of professionals in similar roles, so you can get an idea of the kind of experience you should highlight. If you want to continue to build your skill set (and increase your chances of getting hired), LinkedIn Learning offers online courses to help you meet your professional goals.
Find job listings: Resume Assistant is designed not only to help you with your resume, it can also help you find a job! It lists relevant openings along with descriptions and requirements, which enables you to fine-tune your CV even more. See something you like? Just click on the listing and it’ll take you directly to the LinkedIn posting. But before you apply, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to par, by watching our webinar on “Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile.”