Using ChatGPT In Recruitment

Above is a quick video on OpenAI’s ChatGPT and how it can be used in recruitment.  

Being in the tech recruitment space, the ability to automate those mundane, time-consuming tasks (like forming a recruitment strategy, or building that candidate pipeline) is a massive advantage.

For Those of You Who Haven’t Used ChatGPT Before 

ChatGPT is known as a language model. By using deep learning techniques, it’s able to generate text highly akin to natural human responses. 

By relying on a large corpus of text data, when given a prompt, ChatGPT generates a response by predicting the next word in the sequence, then uses that predicted word to generate the next word, and so on.

ChatGPT takes its knowledge from a wide range of texts across the internet and can be used for various language generation tasks including chatbots, machine translation, and even text completion.

This is what it looks like inside the machine:

As you can see, I prompted ChatGPT to “Please act like a recruiter and create a recruitment strategy to hire 250 people in three years”. 

Within seconds, it generated a list of 10 answers. All completely relevant to the topic at hand.

I ended up wanting to see just how much it could possibly give me. So I asked for more (and more), until it had a list of roughly 30 ideas. 

Feeling a bit overwhelmed, I asked it to shorten the answers. There were some duplicates, so I prompted it to remove duplicates. *A really helpful prompt to use

And there we go. A beautiful, neat little list of how to hire 250 team members in three years. 

I’m not saying that this is perfect, and obviously there’s got to be the human touch involved. But how great is it to have a program that can put together a list like this with a few simple commands?

Another example that I tested is “How do I write an award-winning recruitment strategy?” 

And it broke it down for me. 

Clearly defined job requirements, targeted recruiting efforts, measuring and analysing results. Sure, they’re all quite obvious areas to focus on, but if I were to sit and have to quickly bash this out, it would take me somewhere between a half an hour to an hour to complete.

It certainly wouldn’t take me seconds to put all of this together. 

I Asked It to Act Like a LinkedIn Social Media Expert

Finally, I asked it to “act like a LinkedIn social media expert and write a strong post for a digital marketing strategist”.

What impressed me about this is that it pulled Teraflow’s information from the internet. It was able to work out who we are and bring that information into the post – including all the hashtags.

And then I wanted a bit more detail. 

I wanted it to include job requirements, so I wanted to see what it could do.

Quite honestly, I think that I’m always going to use it as a foundation or a sort of framework from which to spring from rather than actually cutting and pasting what OpenAI has to say about things.

Data engineering talent attraction.

This was quite an interesting one. I prompted ChatGPT to generate new ideas for talent attraction in the data engineering space. 

This just happens to be what I’m focused on in building my candidate pipeline at Teraflow.  

I decided to have a little bit of fun with it.

Let’s see what ChatGPT would come up with if I wanted to write an email to my CEO explaining that I am an outstanding team member.

Go and have some fun. Play with it and see what you come up with. 

And please do share your findings with me on LinkedIn. I would love to see what other people are doing.

The focus in my mind is to automate the mundane. Let’s automate the mundane and use our brains for creative endeavours, strategising and thinking outside the box!

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