5 Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools Can Help In Your Job Search
Job seekers are increasingly utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in their job searches and getting promising results. According to a survey by Resume Builder, 7 in 10 job seekers who have used a ChatGPT-generated resume or cover letter reported a higher response rate from companies (78% got an interview and 59% got hired).
AI tools have the potential to not only make your job search more effective, but also streamline the process. Nevertheless, it’s essential to note the importance of constantly maintaining human input. AI-generated content and tools can only serve as a starting point with space for further assessment, editing, and customization.
With that being said, here are 5 ways that AI tools can help you in your job search:
1. Resume Builders
The resume-writing and formatting process can be time consuming. When you next reach this stage of the process, consider AI tools such as Kickresume to assist you. First, you fill in your job title and the tools will generate suggested bullet points. You can then choose the ones that are the most relevant to your work experience and tweak them accordingly. The tools can also assist you with your resume summary, education, skills, and more. Lastly, you can select from a variety of design templates and play around with visuals. Rezi is another resume writing tool that bases the generated content on the keywords in a job description.
The resume generated by these AI tools should never be used as the final version you send to hiring managers. Instead, think of it as an initial draft that you will further personalize for each job application. Pro Tip: have a professional review the final version of your resume.
2. Resume Optimizers for ATS Systems
According to Jobscan, 99% of Fortune 500 companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Incidentally, NYC enforced a new law this past July which regulates Automated Employment Decision Tools (AEDTs), including the requirement to notify candidates who are NYC residents that an AEDT is being used.
The bottom line for job seekers is that optimizing your resume for ATS is vital. An AI tool such as Jobscan can evaluate your resume and make suggested changes in order for an AEDT to pick up your resume and get the hiring manager’s eyes on it. In addition to those AI generated suggestions, ensure the “human-generated” tips highlighted in this article are also implemented.
3. Cover Letter Writers
The fear of the blank page can be daunting. This fear can be alleviated with AI tools such as Cover Letter CoPilot, Kickresume, and CoverDoc.ai. They will generate a draft for you based on some basic details about the job you are applying to and your experience. Think of these AI tools as dynamic templates, rather than a final draft. The last thing a hiring manager wants to read is a generalized robot-like cover letter. Thus, ensure you add your personal touches so that your personality shines through.
4. Interview Prep Helpers
A job interview is perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the job search. However, there are AI tools that can help you prepare. Prepper, for example, generates possible questions and ideal answers for you based on the job title, description, and company. We wouldn’t recommend using the AI-generated answers word-for-word. Instead, use some ideas from those answers and write out your own. You can also input your answers in the tool and it will provide you with feedback. Lastly, it’s always a good idea to run your potential answers by a friend, colleague, or mentor for some real-time human feedback. Hopefully, this will be a confidence-booster that will help you feel ready for any expected or unexpected interview questions!
5. Networking Messages Generator
Networking has always been an effective part of job search which undoubtedly requires personalization and tastefulness. That being said, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done at scale. The GPT for Sheets add-on can generate personalized networking messages within Google Sheets based on information that you fed the GPT, such as the recipient’s name, job title, and company.
If scale isn’t your goal, then you can still use AI tools such as ChatGPT that can easily assist you in generating grammar-perfect and correctly spelled content based on simple prompts you provide. Again, you reviewing and editing these messages will ensure they sound authentic.
There are a plethora of AI tools out there that can be truly beneficial in making your job search more efficient and successful, as long as they are used as complementary to your own critical thinking and assessment. Remember to always add your unique, personal touch before pressing the “send” button.
– Katerina Nicolaou, Account Manager
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