Of course, chatbots don’t know any of this, but they can make smart assumptions based on the masses of text they’ve been trained on and information from the web. It’s always worth double-checking key points, especially when it comes to the details of a company (you don’t want to bring up an inaccurate fact during a job interview).
A prompt could be as simple as, “What does someone starting a new job as a project manager need to know?” with whatever embellishments you see fit. When we tried that query, we were given an idea of the skills, software, and hierarchies involved.
Prepare for Interviews
When you get to the interview stage, you might want to ask a chatbot, “What are the typical questions asked in an interview for the role of …” and see what responses you get. As usual, the more precise you can be in your prompt, the more tailored the responses are going to be. This will give you some idea of what to study up on, or how to prepare your responses.
You can also get some ideas about what a good answer looks like. “What is the best response to a question about … ,” for example. You want to answer as yourself, not as an AI bot, but you can get some ideas and inspiration using this method—so if you get asked about your biggest weaknesses, for example, make sure you talk about how you’re working on them.
Remember that Bard, ChatGPT, and Bing AI have never been in interviews, so we’d also recommend looking up advice from actual experts in the field. However, these AI bots can give you some really useful points to think over and use in your interview preparation.
Refresh Your Résumé
When it comes to improving your résumé, we wouldn’t suggest using AI to write the entire document—you’re advertising yourself, not ChatGPT—but there are useful tweaks and improvements you can make using an AI bot. You could ask about which of your qualifications are most important to the role, for instance, and therefore should be displayed more prominently.
You can input text into an AI chatbot and ask for it to make the copy more engaging, more succinct, or more punchy, which might help you craft a better personal bio. Again, don’t just cut and paste the results. The point is to give you an idea of some different words or phrases you could use.
When it comes to your cover letter, if one is needed, your helpful AI chatbot can lend a hand here as well. You can ask for ideas about what to include and how to say it, while also feeding the bot information about the sort of role you’re applying for (which will tailor the results accordingly). If you end up with far too many words, you can ask the bot to trim out anything unimportant.
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