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MC411669: Retiring Resume Assistant in Word

Resume Assistant is being phased out, starting in September 2022. By the end of January 2023, it will be removed and no longer supported.

Microsoft is committed to improving your Microsoft 365 subscription. As a result, we occasionally remove features and benefits that duplicate equivalent offerings that are available to subscribers.

MC411669: Retiring Resume Assistant in Word

Timeline of removal from Word:

  • September 2022 – Removed from the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)
  • January 2023 – Removed across Windows (Current Channel, Monthly Enterprise Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel), macOS, and Word for the web

For creating a resume that gets you noticed by recruiters and hiring managers, we recommend starting with a professionally designed resume template in Word or using the LinkedIn Resume Builder.

For more details, see Use Resume Assistant and LinkedIn for great resumes

How this will affect your organization

Note: You may have already disabled this feature with the group policy Allow LinkedIn Resume Assistant feature – if you have already disabled this feature for your users then you won’t be impacted and can ignore this notice.

From mid-August, users will see a message when they launch Resume Assistant in Word, informing them that the feature will be going away.

If you’re concerned about the in-product message, you can use the Allow LinkedIn Resume Assistant feature policy to disable the feature and the in-product message.

If you’re concerned about the in-product message, you can use the Allow LinkedIn Resume Assistant feature policy to disable the feature and the in-product message.

From September 13th, 2022, Resume Assistant will be removed from Word’s Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview).

From January 10th, 2023, Resume Assistant will be removed from Windows (Current Channel, Monthly Enterprise Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel), Mac, and Word for the Web. The functionality of Resume Assistant will no longer be available, and users on old builds that can still launch Resume Assistant in Word will see the following end of support message.

The functionality of Resume Assistant will no longer be available, and users on old builds that can still launch Resume Assistant in Word will see the following end of support message.

What you need to do to prepare

No action is required. You may want to circulate the support article among your help desk which provides more context and alternative solutions in case users contact them. Use Resume Assistant and LinkedIn for great resumes

Message ID: MC411669
Published: 10 August 2022
Updated: 10 August 2022
Platform: Mac, Web, World tenant

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