Struggling to write an essay? ChatGPT can write it for you. Wrecking your brains to solve a math question? ChatGPT can solve it for you. Feeling lonely? ChatGPT can be the friend who’s always there for you. To say that ChatGPT has revolutionised the way we think and work is no overstatement. Even in the recruitment field, the use of ChatGPT has enhanced the experience of both candidates and recruiters.
Despite fears that we are becoming overdependent on ChatGPT, it is impossible to avoid using it now, and in the future. Instead, we can learn ways to master this powerful digital in order to bolster the recruitment process!
Candidates’ Point of View
First and foremost, ChatGPT demystifies the Job Description for candidates. Simply key in "Explain this job description to me like I am a 16-year-old" and you will be presented with a breakdown of the role you are applying for. AI language models are trained using colossal amounts of data in order to analyse and comprehend text. This allows you to understand the requirements of the role better and curate a stronger portfolio of yourself to the hiring manager, thus increasing your chances.
Additionally, employers are trained to look for specific skills that they desire from their hiring criteria when looking through candidates' resumes. ChatGPT can spotlight relevant keywords from candidates’ applications that align with the Job Description. As a result, you gain a competitive advantage over other candidates by having your qualities highlighted to employers, demonstrating the value that you can bring to the organisation.
ChatGPT not only enhances one’s understanding of the role, it is also a tool that aids in your preparation for the interview process, which is often stress-inducing for most candidates. The AI language search engine is able to devise potential questions that interviewers may pose based on specific keywords. By practising your responses to these interview questions as well as bolstering yourself with information about the company’s culture, you will definitely be prepared for any curve balls thrown your way. Undoubtedly, these strategies will help ease the pre-interview butterflies for that dream job you’ve been waiting for!
Recruiters’ Point of View
If you have trouble crafting job descriptions or emails for your clients and candidates as a recruiter, do not fret! ChatGPT can help ensure that the language used is most appropriate to your job listing. It can also enhance your job description/emails/advertisements such that they appear more interesting and enticing to your target audience. For example, to write a job description for your emails, simply type “Write a compelling email from an employer to a potential candidate who is coming for a second interview with the company”. ChatGPT will immediately craft any sample for your perusal!
Besides, a recruiter may ask ChatGPT to generate keywords for specific professionals, using the Boolean search operators (“AND”, “OR” and “NOT”) on LinkedIn. For instance, the command: “write a Boolean keyword search for a HR Senior Manager”, will generate a Boolean search query: "Senior HR Manager" OR "Senior Human Resources Manager" OR "HR Senior Manager", that can be copy and pasted into LinkedIn’s search engine. This allows a recruiter to achieve a more precise result from an endless pool of candidates.
Not to mention, ChatGPT has also revolutionised the screening process of candidates. For example, a recruiter can use ChatGPT to analyse a candidate’s resume with respect to his/her hiring criteria, and the software will churn out a summary of the resume’s strengths and weaknesses. Hence, this increases the speed of identifying the most suitable candidate, making the process of recruitment smoother and more efficient.
It is without a doubt that ChatGPT provides promising opportunities for both candidates and recruiters. As we embrace the improvements that ChatGPT is providing for us in the recruitment industry, we must still ensure that we do not fall short and become over-reliant. Always remember - Embrace ChatGPT as a partner rather than a replacement!