Let’s face it. The job market can be tough, and sometimes you need help finding the job of your dreams. You’re reading this on Forge Buffalo, so it’s safe to assume you know where to find the latest openings at the fastest-growing companies. We’re guessing you probably need some help landing the proverbial plane. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the new hot tools sweeping through all aspects of life. It can even help increase your chances of landing that dream job. Here’s how you can use AI tools to boost your job search!

Using AI tools to boost your job search: finding openings that match your skills and interests

Forge Buffalo’s job board is a great way to find the latest openings at the fastest-growing companies in the 716. You can use AI to search job boards and company websites to narrow your search based on specific qualifications and experience.

Use this prompt: “What are the latest job openings that match my skills and interests?”

Crafting an awesome resume and cover letter with AI Tools

AI tools can suggest ways to improve your resume and cover letter based on industry standards and job descriptions to help you stand out from the other candidates and make a great first impression.

Use this prompt: “How can I improve my resume and cover letter to stand out to potential employers?”

Preparing for your job interview: using AI tools to help you stand out

Need help finding possible interview questions and practicing your answers? Use AI to feel confident and prepared for the big day. It can also help with company research. Use AI to learn about the company’s mission, values, and culture, so you can tailor your answers to their specific needs and show that you’re a great fit.

Use this prompt: “What are some possible interview questions for the job I am applying for, and how can I prepare for them?”

Networking and connecting with professionals in your industry

AI can suggest events and meetups where you can meet people who work in tech and startups (Quick side note: We know this isn’t all about us, but you can also join the Forge Buffalo Talent Network and get our weekly email newsletter, The Drop, to learn about these opportunities.)or use AI tools like LinkedIn to connect with professionals in the field and learn about job opportunities.

Use this prompt: “What are some ways I can network and connect with professionals in my industry using AI tools?”

The limitations of AI: why hard work and preparation still matter

Don’t put all your eggs in the AI basket just yet. Yes, AI can be a fantastic tool in your job search, but there are some things that it just can’t do (yet). Don’t forget humans built the interview process for other humans. Here are some key things to keep in mind.

Add a personal touch.

A human will conduct your interview, so emotions, nuances, and non-verbal communication will play a role. You can use AI to help prepare, but you, the human, must deliver in the interview room. Some people may find the use of AI tools to be impersonal. Some may even find it creepy. Don’t lose sight of the personal touch needed to build rapport with your interviewer. If you’re uncomfortable with using AI tools, you’re better off focusing on more traditional strategies.

AI may not be effective for all industries.

Some fields may emphasize soft skills or interpersonal communication, which an AI algorithm can’t understand. If this is the case for you, rely more heavily on traditional networking and relationship-building strategies to find opportunities.

Don’t be overconfident.

Some job seekers develop a false sense of confidence when using AI. There is no substitution for hard work and preparation. AI tools are a supplement to your job search. Don’t rely solely on them. Once you land the job of your dreams, you’ll be the one doing the work necessary to succeed. Think of AI as a resource that can take on some of the work and help you focus on what matters—nailing the interview, landing the job of your dreams and making a big impact at an early-stage company!