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Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications — the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experi……


Facebook job ads are being used to filter out older applicants

Facebook’s targeted ad tools have landed it in hot water again. Dozens of companies are placing recruitment ads restricted to select age groups on the social network, according to a joint investigation by ProPublica and The New York Times. The……


LinkedIn’s Career Advice is ready to find you a mentor

Finding someone to help you advance your career can be tricky. After a limited trial in August, LinkedIn is rolling out its Career Advice feature to all its members in the US, UK, India and Australia. According to the company, more than 80 per……


Microsoft adds AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word

We’re starting to see more results from Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn last year, like the new employment information features brought over to Outlook.com members. Now the company that build Office is bringing AI to your job search with a new Li……


Microsoft pulls in LinkedIn details for Outlook.com users

It’s only been a day since Microsoft killed Outlook.com premium features like tougher email security and more storage and brought them to Office 365 members instead. Today, the company announced that it will bring LinkedIn integration to Outlo……


LinkedIn smart replies help you feign interest in business lunches

Smart replies in email and messaging apps are more than a little impersonal, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing with LinkedIn. Do you really want to hand-craft messages to someone who’s just trying to arrange a sales pitch? You won’t have ……


Facebook is testing a LinkedIn-like résumé feature

Business Insider reports that Facebook appears to be testing a LinkedIn-like résumé/CV feature. The new addition was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong and screenshots of the feature were posted on Twitter by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra.

New! Facebook is testing a Resume / CV feature for job hunters

h/t @wongmjane pic.twitter.com/KfN2x66OKq

— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) October 15, 2017

While Facebook has let users list their job and education histories on their pages for quite some time, this would allow those who want to use it to add additional information like contact details and an image. And Facebook puts all of this information together in its own separate package. However, people might not want their Facebook profile being so closely associated with job application documents. In fact, when on the job market, plenty of people make their social media profiles private and even go so far as to change their names and pictures in order to disguise their social media presence from potential employers. So, while this could infringe upon LinkedIn’s services, there might be enough people wanting to keep the job hunt away from their Facebook accounts to prevent the new feature from pulling too many users from LinkedIn.

It’s not clear how many people have access to the feature or when Facebook might roll it out more widely. But a spokesperson for the company told us, “At Facebook, we’re always building and testing new products and services. We’re currently testing a work histories feature to continue to help people find, and businesses hire, for jobs on Facebook.”

Via: Business Insider

Source: Matt Navarra


LinkedIn would like to add autoplay ads to your professional network

LinkedIn is synonymous with email spam for many users, and their latest announcement isn’t going to help their reputation. According to Recode, the company (which is now owned by Microsoft) is going to start selling autoplay video ads that use……


Tech CEOs sign letter urging Trump to keep immigrant protections

Hundreds of CEOs have signed an open letter urging President Trump not to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Started in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to th……


One week with Microsoft Cortana

“Never mind it. Never mind,” I cursed, looking down on the poorly formed monstrosity that gazed back at me with a singular pulsing eye. No, not at me — through me. This was not my trusty Google Assistant, with whom I shared a deep logistical ……