Writing your resume is hard, right? Today, LinkedIn and Microsoft announced the launch of Resume Assistant in Word. The claim is that this tool will make it easier to update your profile and your resume. Let’s explore.
The Good: Technology that provides inspiration and reminders of content/skills you might include and connects you to job announcements that might be relevant.
The Bad: Differentiation is hard. Writing specific statements about what you did is important. You’ll still have to do that work to truly stand out on your resume or LinkedIn profile.
The Ugly: Did they seriously use a resume example in their video and article where the summary includes “detail-oriented” (on every list of over-used phrases) and experience that starts with “responsible for”? Almost every resume article you read will tell you not to use “responsible for” (for good reasons that we won’t go in to here – a quick search will bring up a dozen articles that explain why).