Microsoft’s decision to integrate LinkedIn with its Office suite could be great news for recruiters, according to a recruitment marketing specialist.

In the latest development since acquiring LinkedIn last year, Microsoft has launched Resume Assistant for Word, an artificial intelligence feature powered by LinkedIn that provides resume-writing tips and sends relevant job opportunities directly to Word – putting more jobseekers in front of recruiters in the process.

JXT chief operating officer Jorge Albinagorta told Shortlist there is a lot of “upside” to having a document that moves from a static job application document to a potential career management tool. And if Microsoft’s claims that more than 80% of resumes are updated in Word are true, the tool will only get “more and more interesting” as it develops.

“Imagine the ability for [LinkedIn] to push a message when you’re working on a Word document saying ‘hey, it’s been three months since you’ve updated your resume. Are you interested in having a look at what’s going on with jobs that match your current title?’ It’s a pervasive way of ensuring that the CV gets reviewed more than just at job-hunting time.”

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