The Future. Job seekers are turning to AI to optimize the process of landing their next role, especially as mass layoffs, persistent recession fears, and employer use of AI make the search feel more daunting than ever. But with companies now overwhelmed by AI-generated resumes and cover letters, getting an interview may take even longer… which could put an emphasis on more analog methods of capturing a recruiter’s attention.
AI is taking a great deal of the hassle out of applying for jobs.
- Several AI browser plug-ins make autofill fields for personal information a one-click solution.
- Many are using ChatGPT to generate resumes and cover letters that are geared for specific jobs, including all the proper keywords.
- Software like LazyApply and SimplifyJobs let job seekers apply for positions en masse (in case you were wondering why some postings have 1,000 applicants in a day).
- Tools like Pyjama Jobs and Talentprise help people find jobs they wouldn’t typically consider but match their skillsets.
According to LinkedIn, American and British workers are applying to 15% more jobs than they did a year ago — the efficiency in applying now means more time to apply to more jobs. It’s so easy, in fact, that people are getting more exploratory in what kinds of jobs they apply to — testing the waters to see if employers will bite.
With companies already regularly using AI to screen applicants, it seems workers are finally leveling the playing field.