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Crafting Your Resume & Cover Letter – Should We Use ChatGPT?

Despite the advancements in recruitment and hiring technology, Crafting these documents often feels like attempting to juggle flaming swords while balancing on a unicycle atop a tightrope, with a pool of metaphorical alligators waiting below. 

Exciting? Well, maybe not exactly thrilling, more like a nerve-wracking comedy of errors. But fret not, because, in this digital age, we have a new act in town – ChatGPT, your AI sidekick. But should you invite this sidekick into the circus of job applications? Let’s explore, shall we?

Creating CVs and Cover Letters

Creating your CV and cover letter can sometimes resemble a tragicomedy. You’re tiptoeing on the tightrope of self-promotion, trying to avoid plunging into the pit of arrogance while desperately avoiding the net of self-doubt. It’s a delicate balance, isn’t it?

ChatGPT – Assistance 

Enter ChatGPT, your AI assistant writer. It can analyse job descriptions, suggest action verbs that make your achievements pop, and even help you craft a narrative that’s more engaging than a stand-up routine. It’s like having a seasoned comedian write your material – the punchlines (or in this case, your skills and experiences) are bound to land.

The “Personal” Touch

Now, let’s discuss cover letters. These are the heartfelt love letters you pen to potential employers. Crafting one that doesn’t sound like a robotic template can be as challenging as teaching a cat to tap dance. How do you convey your unique personality while adhering to professionalism?

ChatGPT – Assistance 

Fear not, ChatGPT can sprinkle a bit of your personality into your cover letter. Share anecdotes, infuse some humour, or tailor your letter to the company’s culture – all while keeping it professional. It’s like having a witty stand-up comic finesse your introduction. You’ll have them at, “Why did the job applicant cross the road? To get to the interview!”

The Perils of Over-Editing

Ah, the classic over-editing conundrum. You’ve rewritten that one sentence about your problem-solving skills so many times it now sounds like a riddle even you can’t solve. It’s like trying to edit a comedy sketch until all the jokes are gone.

ChatGPT – Assistance 

ChatGPT is your editor who never knows when to stop – in a good way. It can help you refine your writing without turning it into a linguistic rollercoaster. You get clarity without the headache. It’s like having a comedy coach who knows when to say, “That’s enough, let’s not kill the joke.”

The All-Important Human Touch

But here’s the deal-breaker: the human touch. While ChatGPT can be your trusty sidekick, it can’t replace your unique experiences, emotions, and insights. After all, you’re the star of this show, not the AI.

ChatGPT – Assistance 

So, here’s the secret sauce – use ChatGPT as your guiding star, not your sole creator. Let it assist you, but always infuse your personality, experiences, and aspirations into your CV and cover letter. After all, employers want to hire you, not just your writing skills. You’re the comedic act they’ve been waiting for.

In Conclusion

So, should we utilise ChatGPT or not when writing your CV and cover letter? The answer is a resounding YES – with a side of comedy, of course. Let ChatGPT be your backstage writer, your script consultant, and your editor. 

But always remember, you’re the headliner, the star of the show. Your unique experiences and personality are what will truly shine through in your documents. So, let ChatGPT be your Watson, but you, my friend, are Sherlock Holmes – and the job hunt is your mystery to solve.


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