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ChatGPT: A New Era of Job Searching

By March 16, 2023April 18th, 2024RETS Blog

“I didn’t know how to resign, so I turned to ChatGPT,” a recent candidate told me. After a smooth hiring process and an acceptance of the offer, he asked for my help on how to resign from his current position but disclosed that ChatGPT was his first source. I wasn’t perplexed by this at all, in fact, I thought it was actually quite resourceful. However, since that moment, the idea of using such a tool for other segments of the job search process has been running through my mind.

For those who are unaware of the premises behind ChatGPT, it is an artificial intelligence (AI) tool made to generate human-like responses that answer written requests administered by its users. These requests can range from configuring specific solutions to assisting with tasks. In summary, ChatGPT has the ability to write basic computer programs and code, have philosophical conversations, and so much more.

To me, there’s nothing wrong with turning to modern technology to help usher your way through unfamiliar ordeals. I have always said to candidates: “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Resources and tools are continuously emerging to help us through the process, however, there’s a strong misconception to ignore them. Remember when the internet began and nobody took it seriously at first? Now it’s the main source of everything.

So use ChatGPT to your advantage. Use it to improve your first resume, first interview, first resignation, and etc. Choose to become a pioneer and master of applying these AI tools in your favor rather than being a bystander who ignores it until, one day, you’re forced to learn the basics of the system. This is how one becomes self-sufficient and efficient during the hiring or resignation process. 

Now, I’m not advertising that you should solely ask ChatGPT to write your resume or resignation letter. That outcome would be simply too broad and incapable of truly highlighting your unique qualities. Instead, ask it questions like “How to make a resume more attractive”, or, “What are the foundations of a resignation letter?” The answer to these questions will showcase the structure of a successful resume or letter that will, in turn, elevate your own.

With all that being said, take this with a grain of salt because it may be more beneficial to just talk to a recruiter for any tips or concerns.

Nevertheless, the expansion of technology, more specifically ChatGPT, has made a profound impact on excelling our knowledge in the job search process. The only question is: What will you choose to do with it – are you a master or a bystander?

Chase Fryhover serves as a Director at RETS Associates, a national real estate executive search firm. He is based in Dallas and can be reached at

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