ChatGPT-Created Resumes Are Dealbreakers For Recruiters

New graduates aren’t afraid to use ChatGPT when applying for jobs — and some professionals aren’t afraid to reject them for doing so.

Talent cloud company iCIMS just dropped its 8th annual “Class of” report(opens in a new tab), where it gathers information from college students and recent grads in order to help human resource departments “engage” with them. The class of 2023 is, understandably, unsure about the future, citing economic anxiety and shifting aspirations thanks to COVID.

The newly minted grads are also jumping on generative AI since ChatGPT’s debut last December. According to the report, 47 percent of college seniors are interested in using ChatGPT or other AI bots to write their resumes or cover letter. Twenty-five percent of Gen Z have already used an AI bot to help write their resume or cover letter.

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“Generative AI bots (like ChatGPT) have the potential to help both candidates and employers be more productive and communicate better,” commented iCMIS Chief Technology Officer Al Smith, in the report. “From resumes and job descriptions to offer letters and onboarding material, the technology offers employers and recruiters a better starting point as they move through the hiring journey.”

Job seekers who use generative AI should be careful, however: 39 percent of HR professionals said the use of AI tech during hiring is a dealbreaker.

With ChatGPT helping people land job interviews, it’s no surprise that the class of 2023 wants to take advantage. Given that AI bots tend to make up information and can be made by shady developers, however, their best bet is to write their resumes and cover letters the old-fashioned way.