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By now, we’ve all heard stories about ChatGPT, and the types of content that it is capable of producing. What’s particularly interesting now is how ChatGPT is starting to transform jobs, functions, and roles within the workplace. For example, some recruiters are now saying that they can save as much as 10 hours per week by using ChatGPT.
By outsourcing mundane daily tasks to ChatGPT, recruiters can free up time for more “high value” activities, such as networking, business development, and reaching out to candidates. If you are a recruiter looking for ways to save as much as 10 hours per week, here are several good starting points.
#1: Job descriptions
One time-intensive activity in the recruiting world is writing job descriptions. If your company is staffing up and plans to hire large numbers of employees, this task can seem overwhelming. But with ChatGPT, you can easily generate a basic, bare-bones description for any job that is focused on certain skills and competencies. From there, you can add in specific details from your own company.
#2: Interview questions
ChatGPT is also very good at generating interview questions. Since recruiters are often looking for a mix of soft and hard skills in any top candidate, you can even ask ChatGPT to differentiate between interview questions for technical skills (such as knowledge of certain programming languages) and for soft skills (such as communication skills).
#3: Lists of potential companies to find candidates
If you are looking for new places to source potential job candidates, you can also use ChatGPT to suggest a few companies, organizations, or universities where you can find the necessary talent. Even better, you can tell ChatGPT to focus on certain criteria, such as companies within the tech sector, or companies that have recently expanded to your home city.
#4: Research about specific schools, companies and organizations
You can also use ChatGPT much like you would a search engine, in terms of finding out information about certain schools, companies, or organizations that you might encounter on a resume. ChatGPT can neatly summarize all of this for you in natural language, so you don’t have to hunt through a lot of different search links.
Let’s say, for example, a candidate has graduated from a university that you do not immediately recognize. Before dismissing this candidate entirely, it might be time to give ChatGPT a try. Based on what ChatGPT says about this university, you can make an informed choice about what to do next. In fact, this approach can be used for just about any item on a candidate’s resume.
Putting it all together
Of course, just generating lots of content with ChatGPT isn’t going to save you those 10 hours. You need to find creative ways to use this content effectively. For example, you might insert some of the results from ChatGPT into an advanced search query using Boolean operators such as “AND” or “NOT.” Thus, if you are looking to hire a software engineer, you might use information from steps #1 and #3 to generate a search that uses the following logic: “Candidates from Google AND Amazon but NOT Microsoft” or “Candidates with skills in programming OR coding who did NOT graduate in the past five years.”
For now, at least, ChatGPT can’t do all the work for you. But it can certainly do some of the heavy lifting for you. And that will make you more effective at your job.