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Impact of ChatGPT on Gen Z Job Searches: Insights from Recent Survey

Impact of ChatGPT on Gen Z Job Searches: Insights from Recent Survey
ResumeTemplates.com Survey Reveals Only 22 Percent of Gen Zers Use ChatGPT for Resumes, Most Land Jobs and Higher Pay

ResumeTemplates.com, the leading platform for free professional resume templates and examples, has published a recent survey report examining the impact of ChatGPT usage on the job search process of Gen Zers. The report delves into the types of information shared by ChatGPT users and the effectiveness of using this AI tool. Experts from ResumeTemplates.com surveyed 2,921 Gen Zers aged 18 to 27, residing in the United States, who are currently seeking or recently sought employment.

ChatGPT Usage Among Gen Z Job Seekers
  • Overall Usage: 22% of Gen Zers reported using ChatGPT for job searches.
  • Resume Development: 83% utilized ChatGPT to develop their resumes.
  • Cover Letter Crafting: 63% used the AI tool to craft cover letters.

Gen Zers provided ChatGPT with key details for their job application materials, including:

  • Skills
  • Education
  • Years of Work Experience
  • Descriptions of Previous Jobs
Expert Insights

“It is somewhat surprising that only a minority of Gen Zers are using AI technology for job applications,” says ResumeTemplates’ Executive Resume Writer Andrew Stoner. “Based on ResumeTemplates’ previous study, as many as 70% of Gen Zers are getting help from their parents in the job search process. Some Gen Zers might feel safer or more likely to succeed with assistance from their parents on job applications instead of using ChatGPT. Their parents might also be dissuading them from using the tool.”

Effectiveness of ChatGPT in Job Applications

Among ChatGPT users:

  • Response Rates from Employers:
    • 56% frequently receive responses.
    • 34% occasionally receive responses.
    • 10% rarely or never receive responses.
  • Interview Success:
    • 98% confirmed securing at least one interview.
    • 93% received two or more interview offers.
    • 90% received a job offer from their interviews.
  • Future Usage Intent: 93% of Gen Z ChatGPT users are “very likely” or “likely” to use ChatGPT for future job applications.

The survey highlights the significant role ChatGPT plays in aiding Gen Z job seekers, particularly in developing resumes and cover letters. Despite the relatively low overall usage, those who do use ChatGPT report high success rates in securing interviews and job offers. As the job market continues to evolve, the integration of AI tools like ChatGPT in job applications is likely to increase, driven by the positive outcomes reported by current users.