Writer Tries AI Resume Sender Bots on 120 Jobs

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In the fall of 2020, the author, despite being an economics reporter, found themselves struggling to find a new job after being at the same company for a decade. They faced the harsh reality of the modern job market, where applying for jobs had become overwhelming due to the sheer volume of applicants. In an attempt to navigate this landscape, they explored using job application bots, which promised to streamline the process using AI technology.

The author experimented with various bots, each with its own set of features and limitations. While some showed promise initially, they encountered issues such as glitches, inaccuracies, and even submitting outdated application materials. Despite these setbacks, the author received callbacks from employers, indicating that the bots had some level of effectiveness in getting attention from potential employers.

However, the author acknowledges that while job bots may offer a temporary solution for navigating the job market’s challenges, they do not address the fundamental issue of the importance of personal connections in landing a job. Networking and personal referrals still play a crucial role in job search success. Ultimately, the author concludes that while job bots can be helpful for certain tasks, they should be used cautiously, and human oversight is essential to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.

Original article courtesy of BI here