We Spent 12 Hours Finding the Best AI Tools Shown to Improve Your Odds of Landing an Interview

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  • Published on April 13, 2023

Job searching is… not fun. Once you’ve found a listing that is a good fit (we’re working hard on our end to source the best ones), you need to send an application that is compelling enough to get you that first interview. Much of it comes comes down to effectively matching your application to the job description, but you need to do more than just include the right keywords. Now AI tools can help best align your application with the description and give you a competitive edge.

ChatGPT is a powerful tool on it’s own that can help you write and edit resumes and cover letters, but it also powers many other tools. Many job seekers are reporting improved response rates when AI tools are used to help craft an application, validating and cross-referencing job applications with job listings. However, tools like GPT-3.5 still are at best just above-average writers. We recommend using AI as a supplement to your job search efforts, to help with the boring stuff. Cover letters written purely by AI apps make you sound like a tool. ಠ_ಠ

AI cannot speak to your unique human experiences nor to the nuances of a particular job posting. But you can use AI to help outline and draft your cover letters and resumes, and to do the first pass while tailoring each application to a job posting.

In addition to ChatGPT, there are several other AI-powered tools and apps available to job seekers, such as ResyMatch, Jobscan, Hiration and more. These tools can help you optimize your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATS), match your skills and experience with job descriptions, and create personalized resumes and cover letters based on your career goals and experience. We found some of the best below.

We encourage job seekers to take advantage of these AI tools and apps to increase their chances of landing an interview. While the job search process can be difficult, these tools can help you do more with less grind. ⚙️

  1. Zety: an AI-powered resume builder that helps job seekers create polished, professional resumes in minutes and includes customizable templates and real-time content analysis. Includes real-time tips from Certified Career Experts.
  2. ResyMatch: an app that uses AI to analyze job descriptions and match them with your skills and experience. We like the resume bullet point generator for writing about your job experience in an engaging tone!
  3. Jobscan: an app that optimizes for applicant tracking systems (ATS) by analyzing job descriptions and comparing them to your resume. Also does LinkedIn and portfolio reviews and can help with interview prep.
  4. Hiration: a resume builder that uses AI to create personalized resumes and cover letters based on your career goals and experience. It also provides a list of skills and experiences you should highlight in your resume to increase your chances of getting noticed by recruiters.
  5. AI Career Writer Beta: one of the only tools using GPT-4 to generate a cover letter or resume in seconds using artificial intelligence.
  6. Cover Letter AI: an AI-powered tool that helps you write professional and personalized cover letters in just minutes.
  7. Kick Resume: to make it all look good with coordinated and tweak-able letterhead templates.
  8. DeepReview.eu: an AI-powered tool for creating cover letters that analyzes job requirements and your experience to create personalized and high-quality cover letters in seconds.

While AI tools can be incredibly helpful in streamlining the job search process, they won't magically get you hired. You still need to put in the work and show off your unique human experiences and skills. Think of AI tools as your personal job search assistant, not your replacement. Use them to your advantage, but don't let them take all the credit. Happy job hunting, and may the odds be ever in your favor! 🤖🤞