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The Pros and Cons of Using ChatGPT to Write Your Resume

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Apr 20, 2023 10:30:00 AM

Even if you have not applied for a new job in the last six months, chances are you have heard of ChatGPT. It has become the much-hyped and widely used tool of many job seekers. In fact, a February 2023 survey reported 46% of job seeking respondents used ChatGPT to create their resumes and/or cover letters. It appears to be an extremely effective tool as well. The survey also showed that 70% of those using the tool reported a higher rate of response from the companies to which they applied, and 78% landed an interview having submitted ChatGPT-generated materials.

However, as with many new technologies, nothing is perfect; its usage can have both positive and negative aspects. Let’s take a look at how you can take advantage of ChatGPT’s benefits while also discussing how to overcome its disadvantages.  


Questions To Ask In An Interview For A Remote Job

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Apr 21, 2022 12:36:38 PM

The past two years have seen dramatic changes in workplace dynamics and it could be said that none have been more significant than the increase in the number of, and demand for, opportunities to work remotely. Management and staff alike have learned that they can be as effective and efficient working from home as they can in the office and, therefore, the option to work remotely is becoming more and more popular. According to Forbes, remote work is here to stay and the number of opportunities will continue to increase into next year. So, if you are considering switching to a remote job now is a good time to start interviewing.


How to Answer the Question: “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on May 20, 2021 10:30:00 AM

At some point in your interview, you can be assured that you will be asked “why do you want to work here”. This question goes straight to what your motivation is for pursuing a particular position. Like most interview questions, there is a right way and a wrong way to answer. To make sure you impress the interviewer and stand out from the competition, follow these simple steps.


What NOT to Put on Your Resume in 2020

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on May 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

There are an endless number of resources (and opinions) out there that educate on how a proper resume should look and what information it must include. Equal consideration and thought must be given to what you should ​not​ put on your resume. All it takes for recruiters and hiring managers to send a resume to the “no” pile is one spelling or grammatical error. Yet there are many other errors one can make on their resume that will end their chances of landing an interview. To be sure your resume is up-to-date, here are seven things you shouldn’t include on your resume in 2020.


How to Stay Focused During the Summer

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Jun 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Although the official start of summer is one week away, most of us have already started thinking about summer vacation plans.  As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it becomes easier and easier to find our minds straying to thoughts of plans to get away from work.  Thinking of days on the beach can keep us from concentrating on work goals and responsibilities, so it is even more important that we make a conscious effort to focus on staying productive.  Here are a few tips to help you keep your head in the game so that when you do take a vacation, you feel good about leaving your work behind you.       


First Impressions: 101

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Sep 6, 2018 10:46:12 AM

Have you ever wished you could get a first impression “do-over”?  Well, unfortunately, you can’t.  As Will Rogers said, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. There are numerous published studies stating how quickly we make judgments. Regardless of the number of seconds, the bottom line is, it’s fast!  So fast, in fact, that we have no control over it.  Because we can’t control it, the most important thing to do when meeting someone for the first time is to have a plan and set goals to ensure you make the best first impression. 


5 TEDTalks to Inspire Recruiters to Achieve Their Goals

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Jun 22, 2017 10:25:24 AM

Whether you are a veteran recruiter or are new to the profession, it is always beneficial to get new ideas and inspiration that will motivate you to reach your goals. While there are numerous books to read and events you can attend on the subject, there are also simpler ways to find ideas that will increase your productivity, passion, and sales.


Thinking About Changing Jobs? The Pros and Cons You Need to Know

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on Jun 14, 2016 11:18:29 AM

Many believe that job-hopping could become the "new normal". While the numbers indicate a recent trend toward employers being open to hiring candidates who change jobs frequently, there are still many hiring managers who will think twice before hiring someone they see as a job hopper. Job seekers need to think about their motivations for switching jobs as well as how their changing jobs will be perceived by future employers. So if you’ve already had a couple of jobs in the past few years, you should carefully consider the pros along with the cons of changing jobs once again.


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