Five AI Tools To Help With Your Job Search—Or With Helping You Quit


AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in the job search process, from generating personalized messages to hiring managers to helping workers identify their skills. Companies such as LinkedIn, Adzuna, and Rezi are using AI-powered features and tools to strengthen job applications, provide career advice, and even aid in resigning. A survey by Resume Builder found that almost half of job seekers are using AI-generated content and tools to write their resumes and cover letters. AI can be particularly useful for lower-skilled workers, allowing them to translate their skills into more white-collar positions. However, users should still assess the results of these AI-generated tools and use their own critical thinking to decide if the content is solid.LinkedIn: AI-Powered Software To Help Draft Messages To Hiring Managers

Reaching out to hiring managers can be daunting. What should your message say? Starting in May, LinkedIn began using generative AI to help premium subscribers draft personalized messages when messaging on LinkedIn with hiring managers.

According to a post by Ora Levit, senior director of product management and head of core growth, the new feature is in addition to the job platform’s AI-powered writing tools, which help users enhance their profiles.

“Customization is still important,” Levit writes, “so take the time to review and edit the draft to make it your own and convey your voice, then send it onwards to the hiring manager, getting one step closer to your next opportunity.”

NAV: ‘A Credit Score For Your Career’

Founded by husband-and-wife duo Heather and Howard Matalon in June, NAV uses generative AI and its algorithms to give your career or job offers a score. Users complete NAV’s online evaluation to receive the score and gain feedback on whether it’s time to leave or not.

Think of it as a credit score for how well you’re climbing the ladder, Howard Matalon says. “This is about getting the kind of advice that you would need from a human resources perspective on critical areas about your career trajectory.”

To keep things personalized, he says NAV also offers human career coaches to help users analyze their results and provide advice.

Adzuna: Let AI Help You Interview Prep

In June, the job search platform launched Prepper, an interview readiness tool that uses AI to generate questions and feedback for your responses. In its first 10 days, the tool reached more than 2,000 users per day. Adzuna is not new to AI; its resume assessment tool has used a natural language processing model since 2014.

To use Prepper, job seekers provide the large language model with the job description they’re interviewing for, and Prepper will generate company- and job-specific interview questions. Users type their responses, and the tool provides feedback on those answers, suggesting responses. (Adzuna’s Neave says the company is planning to expand its capabilities so users can answer interview questions with just their voice.)

“It acts as a confidence booster,” Neave says, which could help with pre-interview anxieties.

Cover Letter Copilot: A Free Service For A Dreaded Task

No one likes writing cover letters. Getting a service to write one for you might sound better—but that can often come with a fee.

Ben Broch’s Cover Letter Copilot, which uses generative AI and was launched in early June, is a free service. Broch, whose background is in product management, says users also don’t have to prompt the ChatGPT generator with individual answers to questions. Job hunters can upload their resume and the job description, and the tool will generate a customized cover letter.

But Broch says it serves as just a starting point. “I don't want this to just be ‘hit a button and the AI does everything,’” he says. “It really does need to feel like a copilot where you are in control.”

Rezi: Resignation Letter Generator To Help You Quit

Rezi’s GPT-powered resume builder is a popular choice among job seekers. But its new tool, launched last year, appeals to quitters instead.

The company’s new AI resignation letter builder uses machine learning to create professional, simple memos in a few seconds. All you have to do is enter the basics: company name, job title, last day of work, reason for resigning, and your signature.

The tool has already seen more than 315,000 users and offers job-specific templates, such as for product managers, legal secretaries, and more.

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