Insiders: Resume Assistant now available to Insiders Fast in Mac Word

Calling all Mac Insiders,

We heard you loud and clear and we’re excited to announce Resume Assistant for Mac for Office Insiders! 

Resume Assistant is available to Office 365 subscribers in Insiders Fast for Mac  versions >=180308.   Note: If you don't see it right away, you may need to restart your Word app.

Have you ever struggled with creating or updating your resume? It can be a challenge to find the right way to describe your experiences and accomplishments to make your resume stand out and increase your chances of getting hired.  Resume Assistant is a new feature in Microsoft Word powered by LinkedIn.  Resume Assistant helps job-seekers craft better resumes and connects to resources on LinkedIn to help you land your dream job.

Check out the Insider look at Resume Assistant:

Resume Assistant Video>

With Resume Assistant, you can:

  • Leverage relevant work experience examples – Get inspiration and see the most effective ways to summarize  accomplishments based on your role and industry of interest, powered by data from public LinkedIn profiles. 

  • Showcase the right skills – Find the most popular skills for a role listed by LinkedIn users and leverage the suggestions to help make your resume stand out for recruiters. your resume stand out.

  • Get professional help – Easily connect to ProFinder, LinkedIn’s freelance platform, for additional help with resume writing, interviewing and career coaching. 

  • See real-time job postings – See relevant job listings from LinkedIn's 11 million open jobs, and customize your resume to increase your likelihood of getting hired. 

  • Let recruiters know you’re open – Privately alert recruiters that you're open to new opportunities using Open Candidates, and let your next job find you on LinkedIn. 

You can do all of this in Word, right alongside your resume!  

Watch it in action

Resume Assistant How to video>

We’d love your feedback

How to try Resume Assistant

Go to the Review tab and click Resume Assistant.

In the Resume Assistant pane, choose a role and industry and get inspiration to help create or update your resume.   Word can even identify a recent job title from your resume as a prepopulated suggestion. 

Resume Assistant will also open for select resume templates.  Automatic resume detection coming soon!

To learn more about Resume Assistant in general, read our help article.  (More Mac-specific details will be added as we roll out more broadly).

Pro tip 

Refine the Work experience examples by using the skill dropdown filter, to get ideas for how others incorporate specific keywords in their experiences. 


Office Insiders On Mac: Resume Assistant is available to Office 365 subscribers on the Insider Fast Level. If you don't see it right away, you may need to restart your Word app.

Office on Windows: Resume Assistant is available to Office 365 subscribers on the Current Channel (monthly updates). 

Languages and Regions: On Mac, this feature is currently available in English for the following OS regions:

  • United States

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • India

  • South Africa

  • New Zealand

  • Japan

  • Singapore

  • China

  • Brazil

  • Ireland

  • United Kingdom

  • Spain

  • Germany

  • France

For more details on general availability, go here.

Give it a try and let us know how it works for you! 

Have questions or feedback?

Now is the perfect time to help us improve the way the Resume Assistant works! We are continuing to make improvements and would love to know if you hit any rough spots or if you have suggestions for improvement. You can also submit feedback in Word by clicking File > Feedback.

Thank you,
Katie and Kylan


I have an Office 365 subscription and am a Windows Insider (fast) who has Word 2016 downloaded on my mac [version 16.12 (180410)], but I cannot get Resume Assistant to work on my computer. The icon is present on my review tab, but it appears dimmed. The information I have found online tells me to go to File > Options, but there is no "options" section of the File tab on my mac. How do I get to the settings to select the Show LinkedIn features in my Office applications on my mac?



Resume Assistant is currently available to Mac Insider Fast users. Based on your version you are running a Slow update. If you'd like to use Resume Assistant on Mac you can switch to the Fast ring.



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