190. Using AI for job hunting and career development: An Interview with OpenAI's ChatGPT

career planning new world of work Jun 12, 2023
An interview with OpenAI's ChatGPT

Join me in this captivating episode as I dive into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence alongside the esteemed guest, OpenAI's advanced language model, ChatGPT 4.0. Discover the limitless potential of AI and its profound impact on job hunting, career development, and strategic planning for the future.

How and why the Job Hunting Podcast interviewed ChatGPT

As a career coach, I am passionate about assisting my clients and listeners in their quest for career success. So, I couldn't resist the opportunity to interview ChatGPT. This tool has the potential to revolutionize the way we write job applications, research job opportunities, manage our work tasks, and much more. 

To interview ChatGPT, we had the help of another remarkable AI tool, Descript, allowing us to give ChatGPT a voice. I asked ChatGPT a series of questions, and we later used Descript to read its answers. Voila, the podcast interview was done in no time!

What we learned from ChatGPT about the future of job hunting

During our conversation, ChatGPT humbly revealed its incredible abilities, and I was surprised by its modesty and restraint, as well as its several warnings regarding its limitations. It underplayed its power and smarts, and maybe that is on purpose. I have taught my clients to work with it to ensure their job applications are not soulless and have weaved in them the humanity and uniqueness of each individual. I genuinely believe I still have a lot to teach my clients, and I think ChatGPT and other AI tools can support our partnership and make it even better.

What I am about to say is anecdotal, but I have noticed a significant boost in results since I incorporated ChatGPT in my coaching practice. My goal is not to keep this knowledge to myself and instead share it with my clients so they know how to use the AI tools to help them in life and at work. The ginny is out of the bottle, so we must adopt and master using AI to ensure we are ahead of the game, whatever your profession is.  

In this episode, ChatGPT 4.0 and I delve into the pivotal role of AI in the professional landscape, exploring its capabilities and limitations. By listening to this episode, you will gain guidance on leveraging AI for better decision-making and enhanced job performance, tailored specifically for corporate professionals. Additionally, we tackle the future of work, discussing the merits of remote, office, and hybrid models.

More importantly, we address the digital age's challenges and opportunities in job hunting. I asked ChatGPT for advice on requesting remote work arrangements to provide an example of what it can and cannot do to support professionals in the workforce. I was surprised by ChatGPT's unprompted motivational words to job seekers and its politeness in thanking me for the interview.

Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring conversation that blends science fiction and real-world application. Whether you're a job seeker, a decision-maker in your company, or intrigued by the evolving intersection of AI and careers, this episode holds a wealth of insights to shape your professional journey in the weeks and months ahead. I hope it will inspire you to embrace the power of AI and unlock new possibilities in your career pursuits.

Check the links below to learn more about ChatGPT and Descript, and explore other podcast episodes featuring the futurist, scientist, and STEM advocate Dr. Catherine Ball and AI and machine learning expert Dr. Catherine Lopes. The future is here, and we invite you to be part of the AI revolution.

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 05:44 - How smart are you compared to an average person?  

  • 06:50 - Some people are afraid of artificial intelligence. What do you have to say about that?  

  • 08:22 - Have you helped many professionals write their job applications? 

  • 09:04 - How you are able to provide a cover letter that is better than the one written by a human? 

  • 10:24 - Do you believe AI can substitute the jobs of corporate decision-makers? 

  • 12:03 - How can you use ChatGPT to help them make better marketing decisions? 

  • 15:30 - Do you think corporate professionals will be mostly working from home or in the office? 

  • 15:26 - What would be the most persuasive way to ask to work remotely? 

  • 17:23 - What are the common mistakes people need to avoid when asking ChatGPT for help? 

  • 19:13 - Most of our listeners are corporate professionals looking for a new or a better job. What message would you like to send them? 

  • 20:40 - When will you be upgraded again? 

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Are you new to The Job Hunting Podcast? 

Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode, and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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