Applying for jobs can be a long and tiring process. You have to tailor your resume for each application, write a new cover letter, and spruce up your professional socials. It’s only natural to start looking for shortcuts and handy tricks that can make the process a little bit easier. Enter ChatGPT.
Developed by artificial intelligence company OpenAI, ChatGPT is a chatbot that was launched in November 2022. Since then, it’s pretty much taken over the world. Just two months after its launch in late November, the platform had 100 million monthly active users in January, according to data from Similarweb. By comparison, it took TikTok about nine months after its global launch to reach 100 million users, and Instagram took more than two years to reach the same milestone.
The reason behind this explosive growth is the proficiency of ChatGPT. The chatbot basically functions like a very tailored, polished version of Google. Once you ask a question, it gives you a coherent, astute answer.
ChatGPT works for almost anything. It can generate articles, essays, jokes, and poetry in response to text prompts. One user even asked to create a bible verse about removing a peanut butter sandwich from a VCR, and it delivered the goods.
However, while the application is great for laughs and offers a simple way to do light research, we are now seeing ChatGPT enter the professional world. Savvy workers are using it to brainstorm ideas, write pitch proposals, create code––and even write resumes and cover letters.
But is it a good idea to use this software if you want to land your dream role?
Much debate centers over whether using a chatbot like ChatGBT for your resume is technically “cheating”––you’re not doing all the work yourself. However, technology like this is supposed to support humans, not completely take over and do the work for them.
Chat GPT can help you find keywords in a job spec or give you a basic structure for your resume. Only you know your actual work history and achievements; only you can talk about specific projects and goals that you accomplished; only you can explain what skills you would like to hone in the future and how passionate you are about the role.
So, while ChatGPT can give you advice, tips, and maybe even a rough resume or cover letter draft to build upon, you’ll still need to put some work in too.
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By Pippa Hardy