Microsoft recently announced a new tool called Career Coach, which is a Teams app, powered by LinkedIn, that provides personalised guidance for higher education students as they get started on their careers.
It works in conjunction with Microsoft Teams to try to help students identify their career goals, find opportunities to develop relevant skills, and connect to people who can help them along the way, such as alumni, faculty, and peers.
Career Coach works best with a LinkedIn Learning subscription but also helps by providing a searchable interface so students can explore careers based on their skills, strengths, and interests. Students can utilize the tool to discover what skills they have, which skills they need, and what the job market looks like for their chosen profession.
Career Coach is an integrated employability solution designed to help with the discovery of students’ goals, interests, and skills using an AI-based skill identifier that aligns students’ comprehensive profiles with job market trends.
Students can access Career Coach to harness the power of LinkedIn to answer questions, like: What skills do I already have? What career options are out there? What new skills do I need for the job I want? What is the job market for my preferred profession? What paths have others in this profession taken?
They can then get in touch with alumni in those fields to get real guidance while they move through their higher education. Students will be able to find volunteer opportunities, internships, and co-ops that fall into their fields of study as well as receive updates on advisor appointments, notifications about career fairs and the options to connect with potential employers.
They can build a real-world skill set by searching the repository of courses available at their institution, in Microsoft Learn, available Microsoft certifications, Microsoft 365 training, and LinkedIn Learning if they have a subscription.
The prerequisites for Career Coach are an Office 365 Education tenant with Azure Active Directory, a subscription that includes Microsoft Teams, and LinkedIn connections in Azure Active Directory.
For more information: https://www.microsoft.com/it-it/education/products/career-coach