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ChatGPT for Recruiters

A look at how recruiters can leverage ChatGPT with content creator Jim Stroud including a worksheet you can use to begin leveraging the technology yourself.
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In this OneReq Connect we took a hands-on adventure into the world of ChatGPT and how to use it in Recruiting. Featuring the electric and hilarious speaker, Jim Stroud, who presented on several ways you can use ChatGPT and give a guided lesson on writing a successful prompt.

Keys to Writing an Excellent Prompt

  • Be clear and concise. The prompt should be clear and concise so that the tool knows exactly what you are asking for. Avoid using slang, informal language, jargon, or technical terms the tool may not understand. 
  • Be specific. The more specific you are in your prompt, the more likely the tool is to generate a relevant and informative response. Instead of writing “give me a boolean string for diverse candidates” write “I’m looking for software engineer candidates in New York who came from HBCU.”
  • Use examples. If possible, use examples to help the tool understand what you are looking for. For example, if you ask for a list of famous scientists, you could provide a few examples, such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking.
  • Be patient. It may take a few tries to get the right response from the tool. If you are unsatisfied with the first response, try rephrasing the prompt or providing more examples.


Prompt Formulas

Style #1

Act as a (Role), Create a (Task), Show as (Format)

Ex: Acting as a recruiter, review the following job description, and return five key bullet points as a list.


Style #2

Task, Your Role, Context

Ex: Write an email that will be sent to a small group of people in my organization. I am a Recruiter, and I need to ask the existing team members what they appreciate about the culture specific to the team.


Style #3

Your Role, What You Want

Ex: I’m a Recruiter for a professional basketball team. I want you to write a job description that appeals to basketball fans who like historic teams with winning histories.


Prompt Storage

Make sure you store prompts that you think are successful in a central location.  For example, if you keep a Google or Excel spreadsheet, you create columns like this:


Goal of Prompt





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