Why jobseEKERS SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHEN SUBMITTING aI RESUMES

Using AI while job hunting is all the rage these days. With the number of layoffs over the last six months, candidates are turning to AI to spruce up resumes and speed up the drafting of cover letters and post-interview thank-you notes, among other things.

This blog will have three parts and will include,

  1. A brief explanation of Generative AI
  2. How somebody could use generative AI to develop job search documents
  3. The risks of using generative AI for resumes without AI detection

What is Generative AI?

Let’s start with a brief overview of AI. You should know more about generative AI before diving headfirst into using it for something as important as a job search. AI is in the media almost daily, but terms are often misused, leading to mistakes, like not using an AI Detector tool before submitting AI-produced documents. These mistakes could negatively impact your job search.   

Generative AI is a class of computer models that quickly produce work (like essays, images, or papers) in the same way as humans. Generative AI is not human but uses original human content to quickly parse and produce content in response to queries (questions). The most famous computer model for generative AI is GPT. OpenAI is the company that owns ChatGPT, the most famous GPT chatbot. You can ask ChatGPT questions. These questions are known “prompts.” ChatGPT will produce responses to your questions within seconds. You can adjust your prompts to help ChatGPT write in a different style. For instance, you can ask it to write with “burstiness.” People are coming up with different types of prompts regularly. Prompts train the AI to produce content in different styles or voices. The risk of these prompts is that they can produce poorly written output.

Generative AI has its benefits. The most significant advantage is that generative AI can produce content quickly. However, it also has downsides, some of which we’ve covered in our previous blogs.

Generative AI and Job Search Documents

Job seekers are using AI for a variety of documents including:

  • Cover Letters: you can ask ChatGPT to write you a cover letter for you when applying to specific jobs
  • Resumes: generative AI tools can quickly generate resumes
  • Thank You Notes: you can ask ChatGPT to write a thank you note after your interviews  
  • Post-Interview Assignments are usually case study assignments produced by Hiring Managers that test your ability to succeed in the role for which you are interviewing. ChatGPT can help you produce a case study assignment.

You can use AI to generate any of these documents.

In relation to job hunting or creating job-related documents, many Ai tools on sites like I like AI can help candidates prepare for interviews. For example, AI interview coaching tools can help you anticipate potential interview questions and offer suggestions for how to respond. There are also AI tools designed to help with networking, identifying opportunities, and even negotiating job offers.

However, as we’ve cautioned earlier, it’s essential to remember that AI is a tool and not a cheat code. AI can make your life easier, but it cannot replace human creativity, intuition, and personal touch. Therefore, always remember to review, customize and personalize AI-generated content with AI Detector Pro.

Additionally, as mentioned before, using AI Detector Pro to verify your AI-generated content can be beneficial. This tool, among many others available on ilikeai.ai, promotes the responsible use of AI. It doesn’t merely focus on time-saving but encourages leveraging AI tools for meaningful and ethical purposes.

Pros and Cons of using AI for Job Documents

The most significant advantage of using AI for your Job Search is that you’ll quickly produce content. You can generate the required cover letters, resumes, thank you notes, and case study assignments within minutes.

The downside is that you will produce the same content as everyone else. And we mean literally the same content. A resume is probably the lowest risk document since people have different work experience, but imagine how similar work histories could be described almost identically. Think about being a hiring manager, writing the job posting, producing the case study assignment, interviewing folk, narrowing your candidate pool down to 10, and getting the same answer to your case study assignment 10 times! Would you hire that person? It doesn’t bode well that a candidate ran to ChatGPT to get the answer to the type of problem they’ll be handling on the job on a daily basis. Many hiring managers will look at this in the same way as academic dishonesty. AI is a tool, so use it like a tool, not an opportunity to cheat.

Think of your AI-generated job search documents as first drafts. Remember to personalize, personalize, personalize based on how you interacted with your prospective employer and manager. If you’ve done your research you should have an understanding of the culture and the company’s organizational expectations. Not only is it respectful to personalize your content, it also makes you stand out from the crowd. We still have no idea what HR departments and hiring managers currently think about AI-generated job documents. They may be investing in AI detection software themselves. If that’s the case, put yourself on a level playing field with them. Have you read the stories of highly paid professionals using AI and getting it wrong? Apart from the embarrassment of sending in an identical response, you could also be sending in an incorrect answer. That will definitely cost you the job.       

Our advice is to sign up for an AI Detector Pro account, process your job search content through our routinely updated AI detection algorithms. If we give you a high score and tell you which parts of your content are obviously AI-generated, start rewriting those parts from scratch. Make the effort and take the time to put yourself in a position of success. AI Detector Pro gives you a risk score and even pinpoints where you should be starting, which will make it easier to improve your job documents without being stuck in a rut. Never ever turn in a piece of content hot off the presses from ChatGPT or another AI content generator! The upside to saving time has the downside of losing a chance at a great professional opportunity. Also, at some point, cutting corners does catch up with you, which is why AI Detector Pro advocates for the responsible use of AI over simply saving time.

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