What is ChatGPT and How Do I Use it? The Recruiter’s Guide To ChatGPT Part 1


The powerful AI language model ChatGPT is completely transforming the recruitment process. 


As you dive into using ChatGPT or other AI tools to help streamline your daily work, there are some important things you should know about using AI and ChatGPT for recruitment.

Understanding what ChatGPT is, how it works, and other key aspects can help you better leverage its capabilities, get more creative in your role, and understand the role AI can play in recruitment technologies you may be using now or in the future. 

What is ChatGPT and how does it work?

ChatGPT, short for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” is an advanced language model developed by OpenAI. 

It’s designed to be used like a conversation — leveraging a vast amount of text data from the internet, ChatGPT can generate responses that resemble human-like interactions.

It’s important to note: ChatGPT produces relevant responses that are based on learned patterns and examples. It’s possible that it can occasionally produce an incorrect answer, exhibit bias, or something that doesn’t make sense. So you shouldn’t consider it as a definitive authority or ultimate reference as you use it.

Here’s a rundown of the process of using ChatGPT

  1. Input Prompt: You share (type in) a prompt with ChatGPT to indicate the context or question you want to discuss. This can be done through the application at chat.openai.com
  2. Processing: The input prompt is analyzed by ChatGPT, which works to understand the context and intent behind your message .
  3. Response Generation: ChatGPT generates a response on its understanding of your prompt. It considers patterns and information it has learned during training.
  4. Output: The model generates a text-based response that is provided to you as the user (It types back to you). This response is designed to be coherent and contextually relevant, addressing your query.
  5. Continuing the Conversation: You can keep iterating on the subject by providing additional prompts or questions, and ChatGPT will generate subsequent responses based on the ongoing dialogue.

Essentially, you have a chat conversation with ChatGPT, which can answer questions, give you creative ideas, write for you, help educate you on a subject, and more. 

Using ChatGPT for Recruitment

Once you begin to leverage ChatGPT, you’ll find it has the potential to enhance many aspects of the recruitment process in areas such as:

  • Candidate screening, matching, and engagement
  • Skills assessment and discovery
  • Interview preparation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Workflow automation
  • Enhanced communication

These are just a few of the areas that ChatGPT can be a valuable tool in recruitment. We will explore each of these and more aspects of ChatGPT in this series, and deep dive into how recruiters and talent leaders can use ChatGPT in ethical, efficient, and creative ways. Come back for examples, ideas, and more in our “Recruiter’s Guide To ChatGPT” and access the full guide here.