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  • Writer's pictureRobert A. Dougan, M.A.

GPT Revolutionizing Recruitment

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

GPT is all the rage right now and it might be one of the biggest technological advancements we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s already stirring up emotions saying that it will replace jobs and our kids will never have to learn or produce an original thought again. Well, I hate to tell you but we’ve all seen this movie before and GPT won’t terminate jobs or bankrupt the education of society, but rather it is going to enhance what we do and how we do it.


GPT, which stands for “Generative Pre-Trained Transformer" is a large language model that can be used for a wide range of natural language processing tasks, including text generation, language translation, and language understanding.

It’s possible that GPT could be used in the hiring process, for example, to assist in the creation of job descriptions, resume screening or even in the interview process, by generating questions for a virtual interview. However, it’s important to note that the use of GPT or any other AI-based tool in the hiring process should be approached with caution and should be used in combination with other methods. It’s also important to ensure that these tools are fair, ethical, and unbiased and not perpetuate any existing discrimination or stereotype.

It's also important to note that GPT is a language model, it can assist with language related tasks, but it’s not specifically designed to assess a candidate's abilities or predict their performance (YET?). Therefore, it’s essential to use multiple methods and tools when assessing candidates for a job to ensure an accurate and fair evaluation.


Using artificial intelligence (AI) or automation in hiring can help companies make more objective, data-driven decisions and reduce bias in the hiring process. Automation can also help companies sort through large numbers of resumes and applications more efficiently.

Additionally, AI can help companies identify top candidates who may not have traditional qualifications or who may have been overlooked in the past. In 2023, as the competition for talent increases, the use of AI and automation in hiring can give companies a significant advantage in identifying and attracting the best candidates.

There are several types of automation technology that can be used in the hiring process:

1. Resume screening software: This type of software can quickly scan resumes and applications and flag candidates who meet certain qualifications or keywords. This can help companies quickly identify top candidates and reduce the time spent reviewing resumes manually.

2. Applicant scheduling and video interviewing: this software allows companies to schedule through GPT and conduct remote interviews with candidates through video conferencing. This can save time and money by eliminating the need for in person interviews and can also provide more flexibility for candidates. These technologies can engage candidates more quickly to schedule and pre-record specific questions for the candidate to answer and send them to applicants. This new automated technology allows interviews to take place and simulate the real thing. This creates a better candidate experience and to be able to process candidates more quickly.

3. Chatbots: these can be used to answer the candidates’ questions and provide information about the company and hiring process. This can help streamline the communication process and provide a better candidate experience and improve your overall employer brand with real time candidate connections.

4. Predictive analytics: This type of automation can analyze data on past hires and identify patterns and characteristics that are associated with success in a particular role. This can help companies make more informed hiring decisions and predict which candidates are likely to be successful.

All these types of automation technology are important parts of making hiring better as they can help companies make more objective, data-driven decisions. While artificial intelligence can have a bias, the advancements in these technologies are now better than ever to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the hiring process. They also help companies remove any anguish they ever had processing large volumes of applicants in a fair and faster way.


It is unlikely that GPT or artificial intelligence will take over the world and replace humans. While GPT and AI are powerful technologies that can perform many tasks that were previously done by humans, they are still limited by the data they have been trained on and the algorithms that they use. They are not self-aware or capable of taking over.

However, there are concerns about the potential misuse of AI, such as bias, and lack of oversight, that need to be addressed. It is crucial for researchers, policymakers, and society as a whole to understand the capabilities and limitations of AI and to ensure that it is used ethically and responsibly. It's also worth mentioning that GPT is a language model, it's main focus is to generate text and not to understand the meaning behind it. Therefore, GPT could be used as a tool to assist in the hiring process but it shouldn't be the sole decision maker. GTP's capabilities have been widely recognized by the industry and media and it's considered as one of the most powerful AI models available today. I can't wait to see where this all goes in the next few months!

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