ChatGPT Job Search Strategies: Five Tips for Success

ChatGPT and similar AI tools are all the buzz and while these tools can save job seekers time, users need to proceed with caution.  ChatGPT and other AI tools are prone to misinformation and the data that they provide in response to a prompt has not been fact checked. OpenAI’s models do not access the internet for answers and are based on machine learning. Another limitation is that ChatGPT’s knowledge only goes back to 2021, so its answers won’t include recent or current information. And as ChatGPT does not protect your privacy, it is recommended that you don’t input ANY personal or confidential information into any AI system.

Job seekers can benefit from using ChatGPT to assist with the more mundane tasks of job searching such as cover letters, emails, and interview question prompts.  Think of ChatGPT as your personal job search assistant. As ChatGPT is not you, you will need to customize the responses that ChatGPT provides you with and add your voice.

Five Ways ChatGPT Can Boost Your Job Search Success

1. Ask ChatGPT to assist in writing a cover letter.  When prompting ChatGPT include the tone of the cover letter as well as information you want to include in your cover letter and job description.

Type into ChatGPT or any other AI

Please write a cover letter with the indent to highlight my career accomplishments as they reflect the job description using persuasive tone in a business setting.  My career highlights include <insert specific career accomplishments as they pertain to the job you are applying for> for the job <title> at Company> and requirements <insert job description>. Be sure to personalize the letter and review the content before sending it!

2. Ask ChatGPT to assist you in writing a thank you email for an interview.  When prompting ChatGPT include specific details about the interview.

Type into ChatGPT or any other AI

Write a thank you to <name, you can use John Doe> for an interview on <Date> for <title>. Include <specifics from the interview>.  Make the tone friendly and reiterate that I am looking forward to joining the team and making an impact on <specific job description requirements>

3. Ask ChatGPT to assist you with a SWOT analysis for a particular job.  This will provide insights into topics such as training and development, workload, professional growth opportunities, and market competition of the company. These insights might help you decide whether or not to apply for the role and pursue the job opportunity.

Type into ChatGPT or any other AI

Write a SWOT analysis for the job and use my resume to outline the SWOT.  Job description: <insert job description> and my Resume: <insert your resume leaving off any personal data>

4. Ask ChatGPT to provide you with behavior questions for a specific job.

Type into ChatGPT or any other AI

Provide me with a list of behavioral questions using the STAR method that I might be asked when I interview for this job <type in job title> and copy job description.

5. Ask ChatGPT to assist you with writing a resume summary statement if your resume has an objective statement.

Type into ChatGPT or any other AI

Please rewrite this in implied first person <type in objective statement>

ChatGPT can’t replace a human, but it can assist you with the administrative tasks of your job search and can help you prepare for the interview process.  At Keystone Partners, our certified consultants assist clients through career transition, providing human support and thought leadership.  Here at Keystone, our coaching method is supported by technology, and we are always looking for ways to add value and enhance the coaching experience. This includes leveraging new technological advancements, including AI applications, and sharing this information with our clients.

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