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How to Use AI to Land Your Next Job

By now you’ve most likely heard the buzz around AI technology. Natural language processing (NLP) tools like ChatGPT and Bard allow you to have human-like conversations with a chatbot to get answers to questions or assistance with tasks, such as composing cover letters or resumes. If you haven’t already explored the benefits of it in your career search, here are 4 ways you can use AI to land your next job.

Resume Writing

AI tools can help you generate impactful resumes that highlight strategic keywords, alternative phrasing, and customization for each job you’re applying to. Simply paste your resume into an AI tool and receive instantaneous updates based on the prompts you provide. However, keep in mind that some AI resources may not have internet access unless you opt for a premium version, so avoid pasting any links in your prompts.

PROMPT = “Write an actionable resume for a [title] with [experience] having worked [x] years at [company] and [x] years at [company]. Completed [education level] at [school].”

PROMPT = “Analyze my resume and provide feedback on how I can improve it to better fit the job description for [job title]. Here is the job description: [paste description]. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

PROMPT = “Suggest keywords and skills I should add to my resume to increase my chances of getting noticed by recruiters for a [title] position. Here is the job description: [paste description]. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

You can even use prompts to drill down into each section of your resume.

Cover Letter Writing

If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block while attempting to customize a cover letter for the 10th job application in a week, AI can be an invaluable resource for professional writing assistance.

PROMPT = “Write my cover letter for [title] at [company] in a conversational tone, using the job responsibilities as a reference. Here are the job responsibilities: [paste responsibilities].”

PROMPT = “Write a professional cover letter demonstrating how my skills align with the requirements for [title] at [company] using my resume as a reference. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

Job Interview Preparation

Practice makes perfect, especially when you’re preparing for a job interview. Using AI tools to generate a list of potential interview questions depending on the job title/industry you’re interviewing for, can be a great way to collect your thoughts and responses before you step into the interview.

PROMPT = “Based on my resume and the job description, provide a list of 5 interview questions I can expect in an interview. Generate the interview questions and then tell me which skills to emphasize in my responses in table format using a conversational tone. Here is the job description: [paste description]. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

PROMPT = “Using my resume and the job description for reference, act as an interviewer and provide a list of 5 questions I can likely expect in the interview. Generate the interview questions then I will respond to each question. Provide an evaluation of my responses to each question. Here is the job description [paste description]. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

When you’re currently job searching, your LinkedIn profile can act as another resume so it’s important to keep it updated for recruiters. With over 875 million professional profiles on LinkedIn, it’s essential to put your best foot forward when connecting with other professionals and searching for your next job opportunity.

PROMPT = “Compose a LinkedIn ‘About’ section using my resume for reference. Here is my resume: [paste resume].”

PROMPT = “Write a LinkedIn message to thank the hiring manager for interviewing me for the [title] at [company].”

A Word of Caution

While AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard offer impressive capabilities, it’s important to remember that they are still relatively new technologies. Consequently, they may occasionally provide incorrect responses or exhibit biases. Always thoroughly review each output for accuracy and make any necessary adjustments.


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