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Evan Shellshear of Ubidy offers Tips for Crafting Effective Job Descriptions Using AI

Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT for Crafting Effective Job Descriptions and Tailoring CVs


In today’s dynamic job market, the convergence of Human Resources (HR) practices and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has ushered in a new era of recruitment. AI-driven tools like ChatGPT are reshaping the way companies create job descriptions and candidates customize their CVs for a perfect match. In this article, we’ll dive into actionable strategies on leveraging ChatGPT for optimizing job descriptions and tips you can provide your candidates to help them tailor their CVs to assist you in selecting the best-fit candidates.

Crafting Improved Job Descriptions

Creating clear, compelling, and concise job descriptions is paramount for attracting the right candidates. ChatGPT can be a valuable assistant in transforming lengthy, ambiguous job descriptions into concise and engaging ones that resonate with potential applicants.

Practical Steps

  1. Initial Outline: Begin by drafting a basic outline of the job description. Highlight the core responsibilities, required skills, and qualifications.
  2. Clarity Enhancement: Use ChatGPT to refine the language and structure of the job description. Provide prompts like, “Suggest ways to simplify the language while retaining the essential details.”
  3. Inclusion and Diversity: Request assistance in ensuring the description uses inclusive language and avoids any bias. Prompt, “Provide suggestions for neutral language that promotes diversity and inclusivity.”
  4. Engagement Factors: Ask ChatGPT to help you identify elements that can make the description more engaging, such as highlighting growth opportunities or unique aspects of the company culture.
  5. Feedback Loop: Once you’ve incorporated ChatGPT’s suggestions, share the revised job description with colleagues and gather feedback. Use AI to iterate and enhance the description further.

ChatGPT’s abilities are truly amazing and recent usage by the author showed that ChatGPT could understand and expand industry specific acronyms, making job descriptions clearer and easier to understand.

Tailoring CVs to Job descriptions

Customizing CVs to closely match job requirements increases a candidate’s chance of making a strong impression. ChatGPT can be your ally in optimizing CVs for specific roles, making them stand out from the stack.

Practical Steps

Customizing a CV to match the specific requirements of a job description is a proven strategy for standing out in the competitive job market but it also helps hiring managers to find the relevant talent faster. AI-driven tools enable candidates to streamline this process, increasing their chances of landing an interview and their clever use is now even being promoted by global HR leaders such as the Global Head of Recruiting at AirAsia Zuzana Arvin.

Practical steps to achieve this are as follows:

  1. CV Analysis: Candidates can upload the text of their CVs to a tool like ChatGPT. They can then ask ChatGPT to analyze the CV against a specific job description and identify areas for improvement.
  2. Highlighting Relevant Skills: Additionally, smart ChatGPT prompts can help suggest how candidates can emphasize skills and experiences that closely align with the job description. For example, for a Project Manager role, potential candidates could use a prompt such as, “Recommend ways to showcase project management skills for a Project Manager role.”
  3. Content Optimization: Candidates can pass the job description into ChatGPT as well as their CV and ask ChatGPT for a prompt such as, “Please tailor my CV to the job description highlighting in my CV my experience relevant to the requirements”.
  4. Personalized Objective Statements: Encourage candidates to personalize their objective or summary section using prompts like, “Help me write an objective statement that reflects my passion for this specific role.”
  5. Real-time Optimization: Implement an AI-driven tool that allows candidates to interact with ChatGPT in real-time as they edit their CVs, receiving instant feedback on alignment with the job description.
  6. As well as other suggestions provided in Zuzan’s post on LinkedIn

When candidates use ChatGPT to tailor their CV to a specific job, they need to carefully read the suggested CV text as ChatGPT is prone to making things up and it is critical that candidates are 100% truthful in their CVs.


Embracing ChatGPT’s capabilities in HR processes offers a competitive edge in the evolving landscape of recruitment. By harnessing the power of AI, companies can create impactful job descriptions and candidates can tailor their CVs to make their selection easier. As we move forward, the fusion of AI and HR practices promises a more efficient and tailored approach to recruitment, benefiting both companies and candidates alike.

Opinion Piece: HR AI Trends – Evan ShellShear,  CEO Ubidy linkedin.com/in/eshellshear

See Zuzana Arvin, AIR ASIA Post :linkedin.com/in/zuzanachomistekova