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7 Ways to Ace your Interview using ChatGPT
ChatGPT, the AI chatbot launched by OpenAI, is quickly becoming a valuable tool for job seekers preparing for interviews. With its ability to generate sample interview questions, brush up on industry-specific knowledge, and provide feedback on responses, ChatGPT can save you hours of preparation time
Here are 7 ways you can use ChatGPT to prepare for an upcoming interview:
1. Generate sample interview questions
One of the first ways to use ChatGPT for your upcoming interview is to generate sample interview questions. Whether you're looking for general or behavioral-based questions, ChatGPT can provide a list of questions you should expect. For example, if you're interviewing for a role in the healthcare industry, you can ask ChatGPT to "generate a list of 10 interview questions for a [role title, e.g., ‘Business Operations Associate’] at a healthcare company."
Want to get more specific? You can even paste in the job description and ask ChatGPT to generate questions based on that.
2. Research an industry or company
Another way to use ChatGPT for your upcoming interview is to brush up on industry-specific knowledge or research about the company you'll be interviewing with. Rather than spending hours combing through various websites and creating your own analysis, you can ask ChatGPT to do the work. For example, you can ask ChatGPT to "generate a list of the top 5 trends in the healthcare industry" or "generate a S.W.O.T (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) [or another leading framework] analysis for [the industry or the specific company]."
3. Prepare responses to questions
ChatGPT can also be used to prepare responses to specific interview questions. If you have sample questions, but are unsure how to answer, you can ask ChatGPT to "generate a response to the question [insert question] using bullets from my resume [paste in your resume bullets]." ChatGPT will create a custom response to a specific question using your resume bullets. You can even request the response be formatted in the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format or another common framework to make sure you're covering all key points.
4. Get feedback on your responses
Getting feedback on your responses is also easy with ChatGPT. You can practice your responses to common interview questions and have ChatGPT provide feedback. You can even use free speech to text software (free tools here) to transcribe your responses and ask ChatGPT to “grade and provide feedback to my answer [insert your answer] to the interview question [insert question] and make sure it follows the STAR format.”
5. Practice case questions
For those interviewing for roles in strategy, go-to-market, business operations or related roles that often include case interview questions, ChatGPT can also generate a list of case interview questions or prompts you should expect. And like with other types of interview questions, you can use ChatGPT to get feedback on your responses to case interview questions.
6. Questions to ask the interviewer
At the end of an interview, it's typical for the interviewer to save time for you to ask questions. If you're unsure of what to ask, you can ask ChatGPT to “generate a list of insightful questions to ask [insert title of interviewer, e.g., ‘VP of Strategy’] at a [insert industry] at the end of a job interview.”
7. Follow up or thank you note
Finally, ChatGPT can also help with drafting the perfect follow-up or thank you note. You can ask ChatGPT to “write a thank you note to [insert specific person and title], make it personalized by recapping a specific topic that came up in the interview [insert topic], and emphasize why I’d be a great fit for the role, [reason 1], [reason 2], [reason 3].”
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