AI Tools Like ChatGPT Can Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Job

Using AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard to create resumes and cover letters could actually hinder your job search.

Think twice before using ChatGPT to build your resume or write your next cover letter, as recruiters are saying the practice may hinder your chances at landing a job.

ChatGPT, Google Bard, and other AI tools have been all the rage over the last year. They've been used at businesses around the world for everything from coding to returning emails and are continuously being added to popular software like Salesforce and Microsoft 365.

However, these tools obviously have their limitations, and it appears that getting you a job is one of them.

Recruiters: Don't Use AI for Cover Letters and Resumes

A report from ABC Gold Coast in Australia found a number of recruiters pointing out that the increase of AI tools has led to more and more cover letters sounding “robotic.”

Even if ChatGPT can get you in the door, you'll still have to get through the interview process, which makes it even more painfully obvious that your words weren't your own.

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“The downfall could be when the applicant is progressed to the interview, where they fail to articulate themselves the same way, or are unable to provide examples of their experience to accurately reflect what ChatGPT produced for them in the cover letter.” – Kelly Charity, a recruiter in Gold Coast Australia

Beyond that, online services that can detect when content is produced by AI have become more and more common, which means recruiters can easily eliminate candidates that use AI tools as a shortcut.

How to Use ChatGPT to Get a Job

As is often the answer when it comes to the use of ChatGPT, a light touch is the best touch. Don't allow ChatGPT or any other AI tool to do all the work for you. Yes, you can allow it to provide you with helpful prompts and jumping off points, but you need to ensure that your personality comes through more than anything.

“I believe that personal connection and that human touch is irreplaceable.” – Pam Foster, career coach

The reality is that most recruiters and businesses in general are looking for culture fits more than wrought proficiency. Show them that you can add value to the business in a human way, and you'll have that offer letter before the end of the week.

How to Use ChatGPT to Make Money

If you aren't looking for a new job, but you still want to use ChatGPT to make money, you've come to the right place. Our guide in the above link can help you come up with a wide range of methods for building your finances with the help of AI.

From creating a website to building a Chrome extension, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy some passive income, all thanks to generative AI technology like ChatGPT.

Still, if you're looking to get a job, your best bet remains sticking to the personal, human side of things to convince recruiters you're up to the task.

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Conor is the Lead Writer for Tech.co. For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.

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