First of all, what is ChatGPT and why is everyone talking about it?
ChatGPT is a large language model created by OpenAI that is trained to generate human-like responses to text-based prompts. It has gained attention for its impressive natural language processing abilities, which allow it to complete a wide range of tasks such as writing articles, answering diverse questions, providing feedback and generating creative writing.
It is good to be aware that it is not always 100% accurate and the ethics and privacy of the usage are still being debated in the scientific community. Nevertheless, ChatGPT has the potential to transform the job market, both for job seekers and those working in knowledge based jobs.
Now let’s move on and talk about which aspects of your job search you can use ChatGPT for.
Chat GPT can, based on your resume and other input, analyze your skills, experience, and preferences and match them with relevant job types. This saves you time and effort in searching for suitable career options.
Job search assistance
Chat GPT can provide job search assistance by answering questions about job requirements, company culture, and job application processes. This information can be helpful in making informed decisions about which jobs to apply for. Try asking it for example how the job of a research scientist or medical science liaison looks like.
Resume feedback and writing
Chat GPT can analyze your resume and provide feedback on areas that need improvement. This can help you create a more effective resume that will increase your chances of getting hired.
If you don’t have a tailored resume yet, you can also ask it to create a draft for you. For this you could copy your Master CV (or a list of jobs and skills) and the job offer to ChatGTP. Of course, in any case, one should keep in mind that we don't know what happens to the information we give it and where it will be stored.
LinkedIn profile writing
This can be very beneficial, particularly if you're new to using LinkedIn. You can request the AI to craft profile sections that accurately reflect your background and professional experience. The profile can be as detailed and comprehensive as the information you provide. However, you may need to review and clarify certain points, as well as add additional information that could enhance your profile. Nonetheless, having an initial draft to work with can provide you with a solid starting point for building an effective LinkedIn profile.
Drafting a cover letter
To showcase certain skills and experience for a job application, you can enter those details and copy the job offer. The resulting cover letter won't be flawless or contain every detail, but it can serve as an excellent foundation for your application. You can use it to get started and make necessary edits and modifications to tailor it to the specific job opening and make it more personalized. Overall, it can save you time and provide you with a useful starting point for crafting a compelling cover letter.
Chat GPT can also assist with interview preparation by providing tips on how to answer common interview questions and how to present yourself in a professional manner. You can even conduct a mock interview with the programme by asking it to act as an interviewer. The more details you provide about the job offer, the more realistic the mock interview will be.
Chat GPT can provide tips and advice on how to network effectively and build relationships with potential employers. This can be especially helpful for job seekers who are new to a particular industry or location.
Written by Anastasiia Kirilenko.