4 Ways to Leverage Generative AI to Revamp Your Resume was originally published on Ivy Exec.
Today’s job market is a competitive one.
That means that, in order to secure a job, it’s important to have a well-written resume that really makes an impact on recruiters and hiring managers alike. One way to ensure that your resume wows the people reading it is by leveraging the power of AI language models to help you enhance it.
Language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing Chat, and Google’s Bard – as well as many others that are cropping up left and right – are taking the world by storm. While the use of these platforms is highly controversial – and regulators are trying to keep up with the fast pace of these technological innovations – they’re undoubtedly resourceful. They can even help you polish up your job applications.
Here’s how using AI-powered chatbots can help you revamp your resume.
1️⃣ Create a personalized summary.
Writing about yourself may feel like far from an easy feat.
Often, it’s easier to tout others’ accomplishments than it is to boast about ourselves. But AI can help you write an engaging summary – the brief statement that sits at the top of your resume and describes who you are as a person and a professional.
Sure, a chatbot is still… a chatbot. So you’ll want to make sure to tweak the summary to give it some more personality. But because getting started is usually the hardest part, an AI chatbot can help you with a rough draft that you can perfect from there. Just ask the chatbot to create a personalized career summary that highlights your strengths and experiences in a clear and concise way by sharing your professional background and any key achievements or skills.
2️⃣ Optimize for specific keywords.
Many companies use applicant tracking systems to sift through hundreds and thousands of resumes they receive.
These systems scan for specific keywords and ditch the resumes that don’t include them. That’s why mirroring the language of the job advertisement in your resume is so important (and why revising your resume for each job is key!). Of course, this can take time, and it can be difficult to know which words are the important ones.
An AI-powered chatbot can help you optimize your resume with the right keywords by including specific keywords and phrases that match the requirements of the job posting. All you have to do in ChatGPT, for example, is input the job posting in the model, and it’ll generate a list of keywords and phrases for you to plug into your resume. All you have to do is copy and paste them where they make sense.
3️⃣ Check your spelling and grammar.
It’s always a good idea to have a second pair of eyes on your resume, even if those eyes are of an AI chatbot.
You can send your resume to a chatbot and ask it to check for spelling mistakes, grammar errors, punctuation inconsistencies, and more. The bot will be able to highlight any areas that need improvement.
It can be easy to miss mistakes when you’re looking at the same document for so long. Even if you’re a professional writer or consider yourself to be a decent one, having another person (or AI bot) look over your resume, as well, can’t hurt.
4️⃣ Make your resume more clear and more concise.
You can also ask an AI bot to check for run-on sentences or areas where your language can be more clear or more concise.
The model can help you identify the bits and bolts that need finetuning, and it can even recommend suggested alternatives if you ask it.
For example, bullet points are essential to any resume. They break up big chunks of text and make it easier for people to scan your qualifications quickly. A bot can help you create compelling bullets that highlight your skills and experiences without getting too wordy. If you input your professional background and key achievements, a bot like ChatGPT can generate a list of bullet points that you can utilize in your resume. Just make sure to refine them for accuracy.
The bottom line
Chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing Chat, and Google’s Bard are developing faster than most of us can even churn out a solid resume.
So why not use one of them to help you revamp your resume to increase your chances of landing a job?
By using their models to generate personalized career summaries, optimize for keywords, polish your writing, and create compelling bullet points, you can write a resume that stands out from the competition. You can also always turn to us at Ivy Exec for resume help.