How GPT-3 will Change Recruiting

3 min readJan 19, 2023
Art by Erica Simone + People Project

Once every few years, a product is launched that you didn’t know you needed, but now you can’t remember life without it. GPT-3, short for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3,” is a language generation model developed by OpenAI, which uses machine learning and internet data to generate human-like text. While not quite a product yet, GPT-3’s breakthrough technology is prompting product discovery and global use cases for people of all ages. I’m super excited about how we can all benefit from this advanced technology, especially regarding hiring.

I experimented with ChatGPT (GPT-3’s chatbot) to help generate ideas for written content for recruiters and watched the complex algorithm generate relevant sentences for my request. The speed and accuracy with which it created a set of facts in a convincing, personal tone were simply incredible. The use of AI will allow people across all industries to increase productivity by producing more written content in less time, offering more creative, wildly intelligent, and sometimes totally weird idea generation — and I dig it!

As a recruiting leader for technologists, here are four ways I believe GPT-3 will help recruiters. It will:

  1. Write recruiting emails that are informative and catchy, saving recruiters time generating their drip campaigns
  2. Generate innovative boolean search strings and keywords for a search since LinkedIn doesn’t quite push the edge regarding creative sourcing
  3. Generate questions for interviews
  4. Write job descriptions. While you’ll have to collaborate with AI, you can train it

Want to know what ChatGPT has to say on this topic? I asked how GPT-3 will help recruiters, followed by how GPT-3 will negatively impact recruiters. Here’s what it generated:

While I agree with how ChatGPT suggests the technology can benefit recruiters, I found it interesting to consider how it could have a negative impact. More specifically, replacing jobs, providing biased responses, and inability to understand context or emotion. Like many technological advancements, recruiters will evolve with AI, and new jobs will be created. Ultimately, I’m not worried about it replacing us — human interaction is critical to what we do!

While universities are starting to revamp how they teach due to GPT-3, and NYC Public schools blocked GPT-3, I welcome this new era of collaboration between AI, students, professionals, and recruiters.

Want to experiment?

I’d love to hear your thoughts! How do you think GPT-3 will help recruiters?




Executive Recruiter for Engineering & Product Leaders | Certified Coach