In today’s job market, using artificial intelligence (AI) in the hiring process has become increasingly common. As a job seeker, it can feel like AI is taking control and leaving you with limited influence over the outcome. However, there are ways to navigate the AI-powered recruiting landscape and enhance your chances of success. By leveraging AI tools and platforms strategically, you can showcase your skills, personality, and suitability for a role.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do! Several tools available to job seekers utilize AI to prepare and format resumes best suited for AI evaluations. ResumeBuilder found that 70 percent of job seekers who use ChatGPT to write their resumes receive a higher response rate from hiring managers, with 78 percent landing an interview and 59 percent getting hired. Some other examples are:
The tools are becoming increasingly intelligent. In some cases, you need only fill in your job title, and the programs can generate bullet points for you. If you choose to go this route, consider adding a bit of human flair to avoid sounding totally robotic.
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AI-powered interview coaching tools like Interview Warmup from Google and Yoodli’s AI Interview Coach can help you practice and get feedback in a low-stakes environment. These tools create a simulated interview experience with a few unique benefits:
- Personalized feedback tailored to your responses
- Aid in identifying areas for improvement, such as body language, tone of voice, or specific interview questions that posed challenges.
While recruiters use AI to streamline their processes, you can do the same for your job search. Anyone who has ever looked for a job—that’s most of us—can attest to the exhaustion of endless job boards, applications, cover letters, and interviews that don’t always lead to a suitable opportunity.
So, when it comes to finding suitable opportunities, platforms such as Talentprise and Pyjama Jobs— specifically for remote positions—can be valuable options. Another tool is Fortay, which provides a quiz that assists in identifying companies with the ideal cultural fit for you.
The bottom line
Whether you love or hate it, AI has infiltrated the hiring process, with 65 percent of recruiters utilizing it. By strategically embracing AI tools and platforms, you can enhance your job search and present yourself as a standout candidate. Whether it’s optimizing your resume, practicing interview skills with AI-powered coaching tools, or using job-matching platforms to find suitable opportunities, there are avenues to leverage AI for your benefit. Remember, as you embrace AI, it’s essential to maintain a human touch in your applications and interactions, allowing your unique qualities, soft skills, and cultural fit to shine through. By finding the right balance between AI and personalization, you can confidently position yourself for success.
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This blog was written by Technical Recruitment Specialist Hannah LaDuca.