In Your Job Hunting Era? Here's How To Use ChatGPT To Your Advantage

ChatGPT has no doubt been on everyone's radar lately. If you haven't already heard, ChatGPT is a chatbot run by artificial intelligence, or AI, that was developed by OpenAI, a research organization specializing in artificial intelligence. It was released to the public in November 2022 and has been the talk of the town ever since.


People are using ChatGPT to do an innumerable number of tasks, the results of which are truly fascinating. You can ask ChatGPT practically anything, and it'll give you an answer almost instantly. In fact, with the rise of AI and tools such as ChatGPT, many are questioning their job security, as AI is seeming to be a great substitute for many tasks that humans carry out every day. So, should you turn the tables on the AI bot and use it for a job hunt? Yes, that's right, the bot can even help you job hunt, which makes a daunting task slightly more bearable.

Start your job search

A job search can feel like a burden of a task, but ChatGPT can help you lessen the load two different ways. Before you begin your job search, it's greatly beneficial to have an action plan of sorts so you know what to do and in which direction to head. ChatGPT can help you create a job search strategy if you give it the right prompt.


Popular job search strategies include networking, researching companies of interest, and staying up-to-date with the latest industry news. ChatGPT can help you do all these things and, if need be, can even generate a strategy or series of steps to follow. This way, you can have an outline to guide what you need to do.

Another excellent job search strategy is asking for the right referrals. This in itself can sometimes be a little anxiety-inducing, but ChatGPT can come to the rescue if you prompt it to generate an email asking a friend or colleague for a referral.

Learn about your industry

After developing a realistic and effective job search strategy, you can begin to research the industry you have picked. Although it can sometimes feel as if you know the industry in which you work like the back of your palm, there is always new information to learn that can surprise you and help you on your job hunt. For example, you might discover additional companies you didn't know about or roles within your industry you may not be familiar with. ChatGPT can even generate a list of companies in your industry you might be interested in working for. 


The technology can also go one step further and help you learn more about each individual company. Knowing the right information about a company you're interested in working for can be a great tool in securing a job and will certainly impress your future employers if you land it.

Research roles

Once you have a good understanding of your industry, you should focus on what sort of role you want. Finding the right role for you is important because your perception of a certain job may not be the reality. Going into a job or industry without knowing the full picture of what you may be expected to do can result in poor performance and a poor fit.


ChatGPT can be a great tool for finding out more about different roles. You can prompt it with all the questions you might have about a certain type of job or ask it to suggest suitable roles by feeding it information about you and your skills. For example, you can tell ChatGPT what you are educated in and ask for roles suitable for your specific educational background. It will then generate a list of potential roles you can fill, which you can go on to research individually.

Create a resume

One of the most important — if not the most important — parts of a job search is creating an impressive resume, which is how you present yourself on paper when you apply for a job. Your employers meet your resume before they meet you, so it's important it gives a good impression of who you are. This will ensure you are a good fit for the role and are hired to do exactly what you are good at.


ChatGPT can help you write a personal and unique resume tailored specifically for the job you've chosen to apply for. It'll do the bulk of the work for you with very little for you to do. You can also ask it to tweak the resume for you however many times you see fit so you end up with the perfect resume. Just make sure to proofread the AI's bots output so you can make sure it speaks to who you truly are.

Prep for interviews

After you have made a resume and applied for jobs, you will likely be invited to take part in an interview. Interviews are a challenging part of the job hunt process for all of us. They can be a nerve-wracking and even intimidating part of the job search especially for those of us who are introverts. However, to breeze through an interview, all you need to do is practice. ChatGPT can help you practice for an interview simply by asking it. Remember to tell the bot exactly what job you're applying for and give some background on the job and company. With a simple prompt that includes the key information, the AI bot will ask you the right questions so you can be prepared with answers that best reflect your skillset.


You can even take it a step further and ask ChatGPT for tips on how best to dress, what to never wear to a job interview, what body language to display (something that can be especially helpful when interviewing remotely), and any other questions you might have.

Know how to use ChatGPT effectively

The secret to making ChatGPT do its best work for you lies in how you prompt it. Two different prompts asking for essentially the same thing will generate different responses. One excellent tip for writing a great ChatGPT prompt is to specify the role you would like the bot to play. For example, if you intend to use ChatGPT to help practice for interviews, tell the bot you would like it to act as the employer interviewing you. This simple addition to your prompt can give you better results by a large margin.


You can also use ChatGPT itself to help you write better prompts. As mentioned previously, you begin by telling ChatGPT that it is a bot used for generating prompts. Then go on to describe what you would like the prompts to do and how you would like them structured. You can then feed these same prompts to the bot to generate the exact answers you're looking for.