Are you experiencing déjà vu? Indeed, you might be. Not long ago, on February 7th, an article titled “6 Ways to USE ChatGPT for Recruiting Today” was featured. So, what’s happened since? I’d say, practically everything. As someone who lives by the motto “nullius in verba” – take nobody’s word for it, allow me to demonstrate rather than narrate.

I put GPT-4 through its paces, feeding it a selection of what I considered my best pieces. With these inputs digested, I then tasked it with reimagining the original article published on February 7th, 2023. What you’re reading now is GPT-4’s creative reinvention of that initial piece, maintaining my unique voice and perspective.

This collaboration reflects an inspiring and unprecedented event – a proactive human approach to harnessing AI in a thoughtful and united manner. As we stand on the brink of this new era, I anticipate the emergence of regulatory agencies dedicated to overseeing AI usage. One such regulation I foresee is the mandatory disclosure of content created in conjunction with AI tools, such as in this very instance with GPT-4. Since GPT-4 has been entrusted with enhancing my original work, this piece represents a fusion of human ingenuity and AI’s transformative power.  Without further ado, I give you:

Six Ways to Harness the Power of GPT-4 for Today’s Recruitment

Even if you’re sequestered in a cave, there’s no way you’ve missed the hype about GPT-4. This sensational development had a cool million users within its first five days of going live. While AI chatter is all the rage, solid examples of practical applications are still few and far between. So, I’m going to shed light on some key ways you can put GPT-4 to use in your day-to-day operations as a more efficient Talent Acquisition professional. Before we get into that, let’s decode what GPT-4 truly is.

GPT-4, a language model devised by OpenAI, is essentially a type of machine learning model trained on a mammoth dataset of human-generated text. It’s adept at generating text in a similar style and is perfect for a host of natural language processing tasks, like language translation, text summarization, and text generation. GPT-4 can be tailored to specific tasks or domains and can even be integrated into other applications like chatbots or virtual assistants.

Though individual users can enjoy the tool free of cost, *ChatGPT is free, GPT-4 is $20/month* businesses making extensive use of the API will face charges. Moreover, it’s worth noting Microsoft’s recent announcement of an additional $10 billion investment in the company. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Editor in Chief Matt Murray, disclosed that OpenAI will be integrated into all future Microsoft products. Intrigued? You can check out GPT-4 here: But let’s move on from the talk and jump into the action. Here’s how GPT-4 can be used in recruitment today:

Use Case Example Prompt Example Modifier Sample Output
Outreach Email “Generate a professional outreach email for a Python developer for our upcoming project.” “In the voice of Steve Jobs, concise and inspiring.” “Dear [Developer’s Name],<br/>Your passion for coding, specifically Python, has caught our attention. We at Apple, believe in turning the impossible into reality. We invite you to join us in this journey of innovation and relentless pursuit of excellence…[rest of the email]”
Resume Summary “Summarize this resume of a Java developer.” “Keep it concise and factual.” “With over 8 years of experience, the candidate has a proven track record in Java development, excelling in Spring framework. They have led multiple teams and completed several successful projects…”
Candidate Pitch “Write a compelling pitch for a data analyst candidate based on their resume.” “In a professional and persuasive tone.” “Our candidate is a skilled Data Analyst with 5 years of experience in translating numbers into impactful business strategies. They are adept at data collection, analysis, and interpretation…”
Job Description “Draft a job description for a Machine Learning Engineer role.” “Make it concise and in Yoda’s voice.” “Machine Learning Engineer, we seek. Master of Python, you must be. Building and deploying ML models, your task will be. Apply, you must, if make a difference, you wish to…”
Interview Questions “Generate thoughtful interview questions for a Software Architect.” “Questions should assess both technical and leadership skills.” “1. Can you discuss a recent project where you made a significant architectural decision? 2. How do you ensure your designs are effectively understood by development teams?…”
Boolean Search String “Generate a Boolean search string for finding Full-stack developers.” “Keywords should include: Python, Django, JavaScript, React.” “Full-stack developer” AND (Python AND Django AND JavaScript AND React)”

The above table of example use cases and prompts are copy paste examples you can take to your desk and use today. However, these are only templates.

The essence of GPT-4 lies in its adaptability. You can use it to generate text in diverse styles and tones, from Shakespearean verse to the tone of Steve Jobs. Your imagination is the limit!

Language models like GPT-4 aren’t mere blips on the radar; they’re here to stay, promising to profoundly shape our industry. While we can’t redirect the currents of this emerging technology, we can become adept swimmers in this expansive sea. So, let’s plunge in, master these tools, and be the trailblazers in this brave new world of recruitment.

Here are some Pro Tips for Effective GPT-4 Usage:

  • Leverage persuasive language.
  • Introduce questions between paragraphs.
  • Personalize the content.
  • Incorporate a call to action.
  • Dictate the text’s length or structure (like 3 paragraphs, 256 words, etc.)
  • Ask for text in certain styles (like a sonnet, haiku, or iambic pentameter)
  • Request for text “in the voice of” someone (like Plato, a seasoned recruiter with 20 years of experience, or GPT-4.)
  • Define the tone (make it humorous, light-hearted, sarcastic, ominous).
  • Include or mention specific things.

There are abundant tutorials on YouTube that explore more advanced techniques and uses of GPT-4. I highly recommend taking some time to expand your knowledge of this groundbreaking tool.

GPT-4 is not a fleeting phenomenon; it’s heralding a new era in advanced language models. Those who’ve been in this industry for a while understand this pace of change. The most effective strategy is to embrace and learn to navigate these tools rather than resist them.

Having spent years SCUBA diving, I’ve learned that while you can’t change the ocean, you can indeed learn how to swim in it. With that in mind, I encourage everyone reading this article to dive into the sea of technological innovation. We can’t deflect the wave that’s arriving, but we can equip ourselves to surf it expertly. Let’s welcome this new era of advanced tools and harness the wealth of opportunities they present.

Author’s final note: As you can see GPT-4 still needs some clarification as it was rewriting an article about GPT-4 based on an article on ChatGPT it didn’t know to update the information on the cost. GPT-4 is not connected to the internet at this time and it had no way of knowing there was a cost associated with GPT-4. Incorrect information remains a challenge in all communication. However, the rest of the content was updated correctly and the overall article was more concise than the original.

Mike Wolford

As the Talent Intelligence Titan with over 15 years of progressive experience, I've dedicated my career to revolutionizing the talent acquisition landscape. My journey, marked by leadership roles at esteemed organizations like Claro Analytics and Twitter, has equipped me with a deep understanding of recruiting, sourcing, and analytics. I've seamlessly integrated advanced AI technologies into talent acquisition, positioning myself at the vanguard of recruitment innovation.