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🤖 I came across this fascinating article from the LA Times about using AI, specifically ChatGPT, to create your resume and/or cover letter.
I will have to immediately stop and say…
…for your cover letter? Sure.
Resume? Hell no!
Because your resume is like a Lego set. Every build is different from the other sets. You are using the same blocks and colors as other sets, but each set comes with its own instructions, amounts of Lego block types, and free reign as to how you want to tackle the build.
Your resume is the same way.
Your Lego blocks are the same colors as other people’s Lego blocks. Those are your skills.
A lot of people can manage projects, but everyone is different in the way they manage their projects.
Take the time to invest in your career. That includes your resume. This isn’t a willy-nilly piece of paper. This is your value offering in the form of a sales sheet. The resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn all are components of your marketing collateral. Your brand. Your perception by potential employment suitors.
I wouldn’t trust a robot to pump out canned responses that are similar to other people’s resumes. I would want my resume to be personal to me. Customized to demonstrate my specific value as it relates to my targeted role.
Sure, a cover letter? I can see ChatGPT taking that over unless of course, you want to invest in having a more in-depth cover letter that maybe shows why you are a pain point resolver. Perhaps a brand advocate? Maybe even a story about why the company means so much to you. Those cover letters need to be built by humans too.
For now, it’s a neat experience with tons of benefits for our daily lives including content writing and icebreakers to get our minds moving.
And for S’ and giggles, I typed in “Why won’t ChatGPT takeover resume writing?” and here was the response:
As an AI language model, ChatGPT is capable of providing guidance and suggestions for creating effective resumes. However, there are several reasons why ChatGPT is not capable of completely taking over resume writing.
Firstly, creating a good resume is not just about following a set of rules or templates. It requires understanding the job seeker’s specific skills, experience, and career objectives, and presenting that information in a way that effectively highlights their strengths and accomplishments. This requires a level of personalization and nuance that an AI may not be able to fully capture.
Secondly, resumes are not just about the content, but also about the presentation. Factors such as formatting, layout, and design can play a significant role in making a resume stand out. While ChatGPT can provide some basic guidance on formatting and layout, it may not be able to offer the same level of creativity and visual appeal as a human designer.
Finally, resumes are just one part of the job search process. They need to be tailored to the specific job and company being applied to, and job seekers also need to have strong interview skills, networking abilities, and overall job search strategy. ChatGPT can certainly provide some guidance on these areas, but it cannot replace the human touch and personalized advice that comes from working with a professional career coach or mentor.
Glad we could agree on the subject, LOL.
Check out the article here: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2023-02-16/chatgpt-writes-cover-letters-job-seekers
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