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HR Exec Recommends Using ChatGPT’s Voice Mode to Practice for Job Interviews

S.J. Steinhardt
Published Date:
Mar 1, 2024

ChatGPT’s mobile app capabilities now include the ability to converse, a feature that job candidates can use for a mock interview, said Simon Taylor, a former Disney recruiter and longtime HR executive, in an interview with CNBC Make It.

Taylor outlined three steps to start the process: paste the job description into ChatGPT;  say, ‘I want to conduct a mock interview based on this job description'; and select "voice mode" which is an interactive voice command aspect of the app allowing for a back-and-forth conversations with ChatGPT.

Users can leave voice mode whenever they want, and they can ask ChatGPT to critique their answers by typing in “evaluate my answers,” he said.

Taylor used the app this way himself found “that the questions were spot on,” although he acknowledged that it had its limitations.

“If you’ve got 50 interviewers, you have 50 different varieties of how to ask questions and how they structure their interview,” he said. Every prospective employer has its own method, so ChatGPT won’t know for sure what an employer may focus on.

Taylor also advised users to use specifics when answering questions to give an employer a sense of what they would be like as workers.

Taylor said that “even if it doesn’t give you 100 percent, spot-on critique of your interview, it will almost certainly give you feedback that will be helpful.”He added, “I would probably ignore some of the encouragement that it gives me and focus more on where it’s saying you missed this or you could have done more of that.”

But the main idea is to give job applicants practice in engaging an interview. He recommended keeping answers to about a minute each as this shows respect for the interviewer’s time.

“It’s like the old adage,” he said, “practice makes perfect.”