ChatGPT can do a lot of things. It can create a brand slogan, debug code, and even write song lyrics. But can it help you to get a new job in tech? The answer is yes––but maybe not in the way you might think.
Open.ai released ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, in November 2022. Since then, it has seen explosive growth. In January, just two months later, ChatGPT crossed 100 million users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application, surpassing TikTok and Instagram.
Why? Well, it’s just that good. Unlike other chatbots that have come before it, ChatGPT has impressed users with its quick responses, savvy answers, and often thoughtful retorts.
And rather than using ChatGPT to answer simple questions, people are now using it to solve complex problems and create content––whether it’s an essay or a knock-knock joke.
Its capabilities have entered the professional sphere too. Tech workers use it to analyze large quantities of data, negotiate a raise, or even develop growth strategies.
When it comes to searching for a new job, there are several different ways that it can help. Let’s take a look:
1. Research emerging job trends
The labor market has been very tight all through the pandemic period, and in January, the unemployment rate sat at 3.4%––the lowest in more than 53 years. However, as we see mass layoffs in the tech sector, there will be more people vying for each available role, which means that one helpful way you can use ChatGPT is to research recession-proof careers.
Once you’ve found a role you’re interested in, you can also use ChatGPT to explore entry pathways or even investigate upskilling opportunities.
2. Do company background checks
So, you’ve found a great job opening, but you want to know a little bit more about the company before applying. Simple: ask ChatGPT for some information.
While you can find this info through multiple Google searches, ChatGPT saves you time by processing the information for you and presenting it in an easy-to-read format so that you don’t have to click through multiple web pages.
3. Find keywords or skills in a job description
Keywords are more important than ever, especially as more and more companies turn to resume-reading software to screen applicants. You can enter a potential job spec into ChatGPT and ask it to find and highlight any keywords you need to include in your application, resume, or cover letter.
4. Write your cover letter
Writing cover letters is time-consuming, especially when you need tailored versions for each role. With ChatGPT, you can simply enter the job description and ask the chatbot to create a cover letter that matches.
The important thing to remember is that you’ll still need to edit the cover letter and add in some information about your job background and skills. However, it will give you a good place to start, which is especially useful if you find this particular part of job hunting a chore.
Ready to go ahead and put these new-found skills to the test? Discover three open roles below, plus thousands more on the Fossbytes Job Board.
Senior Product Designer, OpenSea, New York
OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for NFTs. The team needs an experienced and highly collaborative Senior Product Designer to help shape innovative products and tools across platforms and to create the very best marketplace experience for users. You’ll need experience in ecommerce/blockchain, a desire to tackle ambiguous problems and shape them into clear goals, and the ability to implement high-quality, well-crafted visual design. Find out more about the role here.
Privacy Data Analyst, Meta, San Francisco
Meta is looking for a Privacy Data Analyst to be part of a growing Privacy Infra Assessments team that is raising the bar on the company’s commitment to privacy. Responsibilities include gathering data for and articulating responses, automation of compliance responses, measuring operational effectiveness of privacy safeguards, identifying potential gaps, making reasonable and defensible recommendations for improvements, and ensuring a high degree of quality in regulatory responses. You’ll need five years’ experience in a quantitative role related to data, reporting, and analytical problem-solving, as well as four years’ of experience writing complex SQL queries to drive analysis and insights. Get more information on this job here.
Senior UX Designer, Coupa Software, Ann Arbor
Coupa Software is a technology platform for business spend management, and the team is on the hunt for a Senior UX Designer. You will join the product team and work on design deliverables for Coupa’s supply chain design and planning products, and deliver intuitive and easy-to-use solutions that assist supply chain experts. As this is a senior role, you will need over five years’ of design experience, as well as a strong understanding and real-world use of user-centered design practices and experience working in a fast-paced global environment. Discover more about this job here.
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By Pippa Hardy