Before we go any further, let’s set some clear and important parameters around the pros and cons of ChatGPT for resume writers, career coaches and job seekers!
Thanks to sci-fi movies I definitely went into my ChatGPT experiments expecting to interact with an almost all-seeing, all-knowing spy analyst super brain. 🧠
What this and other AI tech can do is pretty impressive.
It WILL make your work as a resume writer or career pro easier and even more creative, but it’s not replacing you or Internet search.
(No to Skynet! 😉).
ChatGPT does have its limitations:
⚠️ It won’t find the newest, cutting-edge techniques, emerging jobs or current stats.
Per Help.OpenAI.com: “It has limited knowledge of world and events after 2021 and may also occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content.”
☑️ It can analyze, curate and return data found in seconds saving you tons of search, analysis and even writing time to to make connections in content, tell a client there is a job match, find alternate jobs in existing industries, learn how-to do something with step-by-step instructions, disseminate heavy data into key points, and even rewrite weak content.
⚠️ It requires double-checking as it likes to make up #s and as Help.OpenAI.com states, “hallucinates”.
I’ve yet to experience one of its more frightening hallucinations BUT I do see it having fun making stuff up when it comes to case numbers, email addresses, and even names. If you put data in for rewriting or ask for a search/creation, be sure to check that no new or inaccurate data was created.
☑️ With the time save of its curating, analyzing and writing, what you will spend on fact-checking is minimal. It’s thrilling to see a different POV on how to write something, bullets written rather brilliantly from a job seeker’s rather bulky yet fluff-filled resume questionnaire, a comparison of your client’s job experience to a potential job target, and more.
⚠️ It can be extremely damaging to a job search in the hands of a novice.
Think of ChatGPT as your co-pilot and not your pilot or you could get yourself in hot water.
YOU have to take the lead.
YOU have to know what works and what doesn’t.
As someone in the careers industry for 30 years and passionate about staying on the cutting edge I can immediately see the applicable pros and cons as I use ChatGPT.
Job seekers won’t.
Career industry newbies could be easily mislead.
☑️ Experienced resume writers and other career pros with practical experience and training who start using ChatGPT will recognize the potential goldmine that this AI tech represents.
❗ Let’s be clear that it can’t write a resume.
Not unless you are OK with a format out of the 1980s…. that’s not going to help any job seeker in today’s market!
☑️ It’s going to make your job as a career pro 10X easier and I’ll show you how in upcoming tips!
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