7 Benefits of Using ChatGPT to Land Your Next Job

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The job market has been tough for job seekers since the end of 2022, with layoffs that have been sweeping through nearly every industry.

Mass layoffs mean that there aren’t as many job openings, but there are still hundreds of candidates looking for a new position. With increased competition, you need a way to make your resume and application stand out. You need to apply to roles that fit your skillset and qualifications and would be a good next step in your career without compromising the quality of your application.

Enter ChatGPT.

ChatGPT became popular at the end of 2022, and it has a sophisticated AI language model. This makes it perfect for job seekers who are struggling to find their next job.

However, if you’re going to use ChatGPT as a tool to find your next job, you have to use it responsibly. While useful, many recruiters will be able to tell if your entire application was written by ChatGPT. They could disqualify your application based on that alone, so take some time to edit your personality and voice back into your cover letter and resume.

Below, we’ll fill you in on all the benefits you’ll get from using ChatGPT to land your next job.

What Is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a software that works as an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot. This type of AI uses natural language processing (NLP) to produce text that reads like a real person wrote it.

People are using ChatGPT for all kinds of tasks, like writing essays, emails, code, articles, and even resumes and cover letters. Because of its versatility, there are many benefits of ChatGPT for your job search.

Some people are still worried that ChatGPT will replace their jobs with how sophisticated some of the responses can be. However, there is still a long way to go before ChatGPT can start replacing entire positions.

You can use it in your favor to help land your next job.

1.  Find Jobs Easier

Searching for a job is overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what job you should look for. One of the benefits of ChatGPT is that you can find jobs easier and know what jobs to search for.

For example, if you’re working in content marketing, you’ll have so many different career paths to choose from. Input all of your skills, desires for a job, and passions into ChatGPT, and it’ll help you determine what jobs to search for.

Check out this example prompt:

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Once you’ve narrowed down the type of job, you can do more targeted searches and find a marketing recruiter who can help you.

2.  Make Your Application Stand Out

ChatGPT can easily make your application stand out. For example, use it as a spelling and grammar editor for your resume and cover letters.

If you have a cover letter that you don’t feel is strong enough, you can paste it into ChatGPT along with a prompt like: “Make this cover letter more persuasive.” You could even paste in the job description you’re applying for and have ChatGPT tailor the cover letter to that job description.

If all the other candidates are applying with a generic, template cover letter, your tailored one will instantly make you stand out to the recruiter.

Remember: ChatGPT should just be used as a tool. If you use it responsibly, you can put your best resume and cover letter forward to make your application stand out.

3.  Strengthen Your Resume

ChatGPT will also help you identify any keywords that might be missing from your resume. Take the job description or the types of jobs you want to apply for and put them into the software. ChatGPT will help you know what keywords to input to stand out in a recruiter’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

For example, if you’re looking for jobs in content marketing, you’ll want to include keywords like:

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Content management
  • Content strategy
  • WordPress
  • Web copywriting
  • Digital marketing
  • Google Analytics (GA)

Pasting your resume into ChatGPT will help you identify any keywords that might be lacking. They can even analyze the job description that you’re applying for and help you tailor your resume specifically for that job, so you have a higher chance of landing an interview.

4.  Write Cover Letters

While some job seekers might skip sending a cover letter if it’s not required, attaching one can actually make a recruiter notice your application.

The dreaded cover letter might slow down your application process, but ChatGPT can help speed it up by writing one for you. However, you’ll probably notice the one it creates is very generic and lacks any personality in it, which is why you still have to edit and rewrite sections of it. But if you’re struggling with writer’s block, it’s a fantastic tool to help you get started.

5.  Prepare for Interviews

So, you used ChatGPT to finally land you an interview, but now what? Your resume and cover letter got your foot in the door, and now is your time to win the recruiter, hiring manager, and other interviewers over.

But not everyone feels confident in their interviewing skills, even if they’re the most talented and qualified candidate.

Quito Use ChatGPT to boost your confidence and prepare you to ace the interview.

Generate Questions a Recruiter Might Ask

Paste in the job description and then ask ChatGPT to generate some questions that a recruiter might ask for that position. When you have the list of questions, you can rehearse your answer beforehand.

Generate Answers to Interview Questions

If you’re having trouble figuring out the perfect answer for each question, ChatGPT can help you brainstorm too. Ask for some answers to each question, and then take brief notes that will aid you during your interview.

Discover What Questions You Should Ask

In addition, ChatGPT can generate some interesting questions that you can ask to not only stand out in the recruiting process but also ensure you’d like to work there.

Having questions ready for the recruiter or hiring manager at the end of the interview will show that you’re actually interested in the position. It will also help determine if this is a place you’d enjoy working at.

Interviewing is a skill, and the more you do it, the better you’ll get. ChatGPT can just help you get started.

6.  Update Your LinkedIn

One survey found that 93% of recruiters say they use LinkedIn to find candidates. Āvadi However, only 50% of LinkedIn users have a 100% complete and updated profile.

Filling out and optimizing your LinkedIn profile will help you stand out among the other candidates who don’t have their LinkedIn updated.

Similar to how you optimized your resume with keywords, you can optimize your LinkedIn profile to show up when recruiters search for candidates. Using the content marketing example we mentioned above, you can place those keywords in your bio, name, and in your work history.

This way, you’ll show up on the results page when recruiters are trying to find ideal candidates. It can be hard to find a way to write your bio and make it short and succinct. But ChatGPT can write it for you or help you edit your existing one.

Here’s an example of a prompt you can input into ChatGPT:

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This bio may not be the most polished version, and it can be somewhat generic. To tailor it, you can input your resume or specific experience.

7.  Maximize Your Time

Whether you’re already employed and looking for a new job, or unemployed and trying to find your next role, your time is valuable.

The job search can take as much time and effort as a full-time job, so you need to find ways to maximize your time and find that new position as quickly as possible. This is where ChatGPT can help.

ChatGPT can provide a place where you can get started. Instead of spending hours staring at a blank screen trying to write a cover letter, you can use ChatGPT to give you a starting point.

Instead of wondering how to turn all of your achievements into a polished resume, ChatGPT can optimize the language for you and give you some ideas to work with.

Instead of wasting time Googling possible interview questions you might be asked, ChatGPT will provide some questions and sample responses that you can use to help you prepare for the interview.

To enjoy these benefits and save time during the job application process, all you’ll need to do is create a free account.

Find Your Next Job Today

While ChatGPT can be a great tool to use during your job search process, it can’t replace the help of a recruiter.

If you’ve been using ChatGPT and are still struggling to find a new position, working with a recruiter who knows the industry and has connections could help you land your next position.

McKinley Marketing Partners is here to help you find your dream marketing position. Start your job search with us and check out our job board.

by McKinley Marketing Partners