199. Job Hunting in the AI Era: Making Your CV Stand Out

job hunting new world of work Aug 14, 2023
The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 199. Job Hunting in the AI Era: Making Your CV Stand Out

This episode of The Job Hunting Podcast delves deep into the modern intricacies of crafting the perfect CV—especially for those eyeing senior positions. The resume landscape has evolved, and today's job seekers face a unique challenge: ensuring their CV appeals to automated systems (like ATS) and human recruiters.

We had a list of interesting questions and delved into each to help you job hunt successfully in the tech-driven recruitment process. This episode covers everything from understanding the role of keyword optimization to decoding the balance between human appeal and bot readability. We tackle pressing questions like: 

  • Are cover letters still relevant in the digital age? 
  • Is it worth investing in AI tools for job search optimization? 
  • And perhaps the most debated of them all: How do we present a wealth of experience without overwhelming the reader?

Special highlights include insights on:

  • The evolution of Applicant Tracking Systems and their impact on your job applications.
  • Crafting CVs for senior roles: the do's, don'ts, and the grey areas.
  • Ethical considerations when using advanced tools like ChatGPT in job hunting.
  • Practical tips for a CV that stands out, regardless of your career stage.

If you're a seasoned professional looking to make a move, this episode is packed with actionable advice. Tune in and equip yourself with the knowledge that could make all the difference in your next job hunt!

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 09:33 - Comparing Output Quality: ChatGPT vs. Google Bard

  • 15:24 - ChatGPT Time-Fencing: Access to Data After September 2021?

  • 18:48 - Differentiating with ChatGPT: AI Impact on ATS and Uniqueness in Responses

  • 25:15 - ChatGPT Data Security and Privacy

  • 28:36 - The Significance of Online Job Application Cover Letters

  • 32:17 - Crafting Cover Letters from Detailed Three-Page Resumes with Chat2BT

  • 33:41 - Is ChatTBT 4.0 Worth the Job Search Investment? Free vs. Paid Comparison

  • 36:08 - Using ChatGPT to Identify Non-Aligned Areas in Job Applications

  • 37:16 - Starting with a Detailed Resume: Benefits and Considerations for Personalization

  • 38:23 - Including Basic Skill Lists in CVs: ATS Necessity or Human Recruiter

  • 43:44 - Optimal Length for Cover Letters and Resumes in Job Applications 

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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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