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How to use AI to Amplify your Job Search

Written by: Evie Courtier
Published on: 6 Jun 2024

How to use AI to Amplify your Job Search

In an evolving legal job market, AI has emerged as a pivotal tool revolutionising the way job seekers approach their job search. With the integration of AI technologies, individuals have access to programmes that arguably amplify their job hunt to create an efficient, targeted and successful process. The question is, should we be harnessing these tools? As the UK’s leading site for legal jobs, TotallyLegal are here to advise on the dos and don’ts of using AI as a proactive tool for career advancement.

  • Optimising your CV with AI tools

    As we know, your CV is the first point of contact with potential employers. Curating a document that entices the recruiter, as well as an applicant tracking system (ATS) is an art in itself. AI-powered tools, such as CV scanners and optimisers offer a chance to analyse your CV against job descriptions, providing insights on keywords and phrases you should include within your personal statement and CV copy to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

    Utilise tools that allow you to compare your CV against job postings, scoring your CV to identify areas of improvement and ensuring your CV is tailored and ATS-friendly. With these tools, it’s essential to remember that you can’t simply copy and paste - you need to build a base, take the keyword and structuring advice, and adapt the document to put your personal stamp on it.

    Our partners, TopCV offer a free review service with objective feedback on your skills and expertise and personalised recommendations.

  • Enhance your Interview Skills with AI

    AI can also play a role in interview preparation. Online interview platforms offer AI-driven mock interviews to help you practise your interviewing skills. If you struggle with confidence within an interview setting, online interview tools can be the perfect starting point to help build self-assurance in a safe space, before trialling with friends or family. Using AI to analyse your responses, body language, and even voice modulation, these tools provide constructive feedback to help you feel more at ease in an interview setting.

  • Networking with the Aid of AI

    It may seem like a slightly unhinged concept, yet AI can play a large role in our networking success. Networking is essential for legal professionals of all echelons, from junior lawyers, to legal secretaries, aiding both career advancement, and job search strategy. AI-powered event recommendation systems can suggest conferences, webinars, and networking events that are relevant to your field and interests, whether you’re working in family law jobs, or the realm of residential property and conveyancing.

  • Stay Informed with AI-curated Content

    In the legal world, staying up to date with industry trends is essential during a job search. AI technology can curate personalised news feeds and articles relevant to your career interests, with certain tools using AI to analyse and acknowledge your reading habits and preferences, suggesting articles and content that keep you informed about the latest trends in your practice area and industry. Networking tools not only aid your personal development yet ensure you're well-prepared to discuss industry-related trends during interviews.

  • How should you use AI in your Job Hunt?

    As we navigate an increasingly digital world, it’s crucial that we embrace AI-driven platforms and tools. In a competitive job market, legal professionals should stay adaptable and explore the ways emerging technologies can be leveraged to advance career goals. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to remember that AI cannot do the heavy lifting.

    If you choose to use a cover letter generator, always edit the copy. Using something as a basis is a good way to start your application, especially in a more junior role. Yet, despite AI-tools boasting acute intelligence, recruiters and employers can spy an AI-generated cover letter from the off. Remember, that even on a digital platform, employer’s wish to see your own tone of voice, accomplishments, and enthusiasm for the role in hand.