, the premier resource for professional resume templates and career advice, has published a recent survey report comparing the experiences of job seekers who utilised ChatGPT during the job search process to those who did not. The report also shares insight into how and why job seekers use ChatGPT.

Based on 1,000 workers in the United States who have actively engaged in a job search this past year 18 per cent of respondents reported using ChatGPT during the job search process. The data also showed that younger, male job seekers were the most likely groups to use the AI tool. The most common ways job seekers leverage ChatGPT are for research, resume creation, interview preparation, and cover letter creation. Other ways include email communication, assessment completion, and interview assistance.

“Job seekers should definitely use AI to help them with the job search process, but it needs to be utilised with caution,” says Resume Builder’s Resume and Career Strategist Julia Toothacre. “AI is pulling its information from what is online and not all advice and information is accurate. Also, the world of work shifts frequently, and the preferences of recruiters and hiring managers are unique.”

Survey results also highlight why job seekers use ChatGPT. Eighty-eight per cent of users say they utilise the tool to ‘improve application quality,’ 76 per cent say to ‘appear more professional,’ and 65 per cent say ‘to save time.’

The survey also found those who used ChatGPT were more likely to receive interview invitations and negotiate higher salaries compared to those who did not use the tool.

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