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Using ChatGPT Within Recruitment

June 13th, 2023

I’m sure you’ve all heard of ChatGPT, the AI chatbot developed by OpenAI that has been making waves in the online world. ChatGPT is a revolutionary conversational AI tool that sets itself apart from other chatbots by providing a more human-like conversational experience. It can answer your questions in a way that seems like a human wrote the responses.

There has been much talk around AI, large language models and tools like ChatGPT replacing jobs. In our option, AI won’t replace the role of recruiters any time soon, however, recruiters using these tools will be considerably more productive and successful than those shying away from them.


Below we’ve outline a few of the ways we use ChatGPT here at Zuse Talent.


1) Writing job adverts: We use ChatGPT to write a basic outline for job adverts. It creates an almost ready to publish job description that reads well. When you’re short on time and need to get a good quality job advert up quickly, or suffering from a bout of writers’ block, ChatGPT is really useful. 


The content created is quite generic though, so we do tend to spend time personalising the advertisements to incorporate things like employer brand. If you’re really struggling for inspiration, use the prompt “Ask me questions about the role and company to make the advert more personalised” and ChatGTP will ask a range of questions to help modify the advert.

2) Formulating a list of Keywords for a job description: We use ChatGPT to create lists of keywords for candidate searches. Ask ChatGPT to "Act like a researcher. Provide me with a list of keywords for the following job description, that I can use to find a candidate for the position. Include additional keywords that may not be in the job description." Copy and paste the relevant job spec into the chat and you’ll be provided with a comprehensive list of keywords to use in your searches.

3) Creating Boolean search strings: Creating a Boolean string is simple using ChatGPT. For example, ask it to “Create a Boolean search string for LinkedIn to find Software Engineer with experience working for a SaaS company. The Software Engineer should have experience in with JavaScript, AWS and Node.js and be based in the UK. Include alternative ways in which people may enter their experience as a Software Engineer in their LinkedIn profiles.”

Additionally, you can add value when combining an element of research within the Boolean search string in ChatGPT, for example you could asked it to find the names of the top 20 Natural Language Processing companies in the UK and put these into a string. This helps us target specific organisations within a sector.

4) Creating lists of interview questions: It’s great to have a bank of interview questions to call upon as and when needed. Simply ask ChatGPT to “Create a list of 20 interview questions for a Data Analyst job”, and it will provide 20 position specific questions, covering a range of areas. If you’re wanting to be more specific, you can for example ask for 20 behavioural questions or ask it to provide questions relevant to particular sector.

5) Creating candidate summaries: We use ChatGPT to summarise a candidates experience in a few paragraphs. It gives us an easy-to-read summary that gives a good overview of their background. This is really useful time saver. Just copy and paste the CV and ask ChatGPT to summarise in as many words or paragraphs as you require.

ChatGPT is a valuable tool for recruiters to increase their productivity and success, although it should not be seen as a replacement for human recruiters. With its advanced AI technology and natural language processing capabilities, ChatGPT can provide recruiters with insights, market research, and time-saving solutions for the recruitment process. Embrace it as it’s here to stay!

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