Top 3 Takeaways from ChatGPT Expert

In today’s fast-changing job market, job seekers are finding ways to stand out and simplify their search. Jeremy Schifeling, author of the #1 Best-Selling ChatGPT for Job Searching, recently hosted an online session explaining how to use AI for job hunting success. Here are the top three takeaways that can revolutionize your job search journey.
However, it’s crucial to remember the wise saying: with great power, comes great responsibility. So, while the tool can help spark ideas and get you started, you should take the suggestions it offers and make them your own.

1. Get Focused

AI can assist you in your career search by using data and recommending jobs aligning with your skills and interests. You may be wondering, “How can I start my career exploration using ChatGPT?” Think about what you like to do and what you do well. Prompt suggestions like these could make it easier to start exploring careers:

  • I’m a biology student at UT Permian Basin. I enjoy communicating and giving presentations. I also like working with animals. Can you suggest five career paths that combine these interests and skills?
  • I’m a computer science major at UTPB and I like technology and possess strong problem-solving abilities. Could you suggest ten career options in the tech sector that match my interests and strengths?

From the generated list of possibilities and exploration, you can start exploring, “What do I want to know about some of these professions?” It’s essential to ask questions to help make informed decisions when exploring career options. Here are some key areas to consider:

  • Job market outlook
  • Salary and compensation
  • Education and skills required
  • Work-life balance and job satisfaction
  • Career progression

2. Get Connected

Utilize LinkedIn’s alumni tool to connect with UTPB alumni who are employed in your desired industry. A personalized invitation using ChatGPT can help break the ice. Remember, specificity is key. Use information from an alum’s page to assist with creating your message. Here is what a potential ChatGPT prompt could look like:

  • Create a LinkedIn connection message under 200 characters to an alum, highlighting their profile.

3. Tailor Your Resume

Once you have a specific job in mind, adjust your resume to match its requirements. Using ChatGPT, identify the most important elements needed for success in that role. This approach helps you, the job seeker, create a resume that stands out to hiring managers and applicant tracking systems, increasing your chances of landing the job.

By comparing your resume with the job description, you can see profiles from the recruiters’ point of view. Focus on developing areas needing improvement or adding additional sections to your resume.

The Golden Window

In this ChatGPT overview, a final bonus tip emerges: When is the best time to apply for a job? From a recruiter’s perspective, the prime window for applications is within the initial four days following the posting, when enthusiasm for new opportunities is typically high. So if you are a hungry job seeker, be sure to check out Handshake and book an appointment with Career Services.

For more tips & tricks, be sure to check out Jeremy Schifeling’s website The Job Insiders.

By Gabby Maxwell
Gabby Maxwell Program Coordinator