There’s a reason they say looking for work is a full-time job. Between tweaking your resume for different roles, filling out applications (after already submitting your resume), and juggling interviews, it can eat up a lot of your free time.
So why not leave some of the grunt work to AI? We recently launched several AI courses and features that can help you advance your career, and ahead, we’ll explore a few additional tools that can help you ramp up your submissions while saving time and effort.
Otter.ai uses natural language processing to automatically transcribe audio, and it’s a helpful tool that can come in handy during informational interviews.
Informational interviews are a great way to network and learn more about a role or field, even when you’re not actively job hunting. If you know anyone that works in a role similar to one you’re pursuing, try setting up a 20-minute meeting to learn about how they got the job, their day-to-day responsibilities, and any advice they may have. Then use Otter.ai to record the interview (with the person’s permission), and it’ll summarize the key points of your conversation. That way you can focus on the conversation at hand and still have detailed notes to reference later.
LinkedIn is the main social media platform for professionals, and many companies use it for hiring and recruiting. But keeping up with different people and companies can be time-consuming, and it’s easy for a post or comment to slip through the cracks.
Engage AI can help you keep your LinkedIn presence active by automatically generating responses to posts and comments. You can customize the AI’s tone to sound more like you, and it also offers lead management features that organize all of your interactions (with context, so you don’t have to dig through old messages).
Like any generative AI tool, it’s a good idea to read the comments that the tool creates and use your judgment before posting anything (suddenly spamming your LinkedIn network with comments would be counterproductive). Here’s a breakdown of how to network on LinkedIn the right way, and some tips from tech recruiters to help you stand out.
Browse AI is a data extraction and monitoring tool that you can use it to keep an eye on new job postings at the companies you want to work for. Just click the “Monitor Company Info on LinkedIn” function, paste the URLs to the company’s LinkedIn page, and set your preferences. The tool will check the page at your set intervals and send you an email when it detects changes.
Much of the initial hiring process is automated as hiring managers and recruiters use applicant tracking software to find candidates that best align with the job posting. That’s why pros recommend customizing your resume and cover letter for each application.
Tools like Resume.io can expedite this tedious process for you. Resume.io uses machine learning algorithms to generate pre-written phrases and skills suggestions for specific roles that you can add to its premade templates. And if you need help figuring out exactly which skills to add, our job readiness checker can help you assess how well you align with a job posting.
Sending a thank you note after a job interview isn’t required, but they can help leave a good impression. In fact, 80% of human resource managers say they’re beneficial, according to Monster. You can have AI write them for you with ThankYouNote. Just select your intended recipient (“my interviewer,” in this case), drop their name, some highlights from your interview, and the tool will generate a note that you can copy and paste into an email.
Rehearsal interviews with friends and family can be a good way to prepare, but unless they’re familiar with the role and industry, they might not have the critical info you need to polish your responses. Google’s Interview Warmup AI provides interview questions created by industry experts and uses machine learning to evaluate your responses. Its algorithm parses your answers for field-specific terms and key talking points so you can go over them later and better tailor them to the role you’re applying for (if necessary).
ChatGPT is one of the biggest AI tools on the market, and you can use it throughout much of your job search. Its text generation features can create optimized resumes and cover letters that you can tweak for different positions.
You can also use ChatGPT to supplement your programming courses if you’re learning a new language or framework (we recently launched a ChatGPT plugin that can help you find courses and paths to take). ChatGPT can even help you prepare for behavioral interviews by providing relevant, job-specific questions.
If you’ve never used ChatGPT before, you’ll find everything you need to know in our free course Intro to ChatGPT.
Need more help with your job search? You can find tips from tech recruiters, interview prep resources, Codecademy’s AI resume analyzer, and more in our Career Center.