This month, ResumeBuilder.com asked 1,000 hiring managers about the importance of AI chat in the workplace, specifically ChatGPT. With several new AI offerings available to the public, such as Google’s Bard, hiring managers expect the tech to become a big part of our daily working lives.
To take part in the survey, the hiring managers had to, at the very least, know what ChatGPT was — and only 87% of those asked knew the answer. Those who knew were asked how important ChatGPT experience is for entry-level positions and if they thought college students should invest in learning the technology.
- 94% recommended that college students take coursework on ChatGPT.
- 91% said “by next year” it will be important for entry-level candidates to have ChatGPT experience.
Overall, 99% of hiring managers surveyed said it would be beneficial for a candidate to have ChatGPT experience, and 91% said their company is offering some AI chatbot training.
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“For entry-level positions, we strongly prefer candidates who have experience working with ChatGPT and other AI technologies,” said Alex Mastin, CEO and founder of Home Grounds, an online coffee site, per ResumeBuilder.com.
In some fields, like real estate, for example, 86% of hiring managers said having ChatGPT experience can be better than having a college degree.
“ChatGPT experience can provide a more practical and hands-on understanding of the real estate industry, which can be more valuable than a college degree in certain circumstances,” Eric Lee, co-founder of real estate site REIInsiders.com, told ResumeBuilder. “Ultimately, the combination of ChatGPT experience and a college degree can make a candidate more well-rounded and increase their chances of success.”
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