LinkedIn’s Upcoming AI Feature: A Useful Aid for Job Search and Application


LinkedIn Working on AI-Powered Feature to Simplify Job Application Process for Users

The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time, but its popularity soared with the introduction of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. This AI chatbot, unveiled in November 2022, amazed people with its human-like responses. From writing essays, composing poetry and music, to providing content ideas, ChatGPT quickly became a one-stop solution for content needs. Following its success, Microsoft and Google also launched their chatbots, Bing and Bard, respectively.

Since then, many other companies have developed their own AI tools, and some are on the verge of integrating AI into their day-to-day operations. AI-powered features are expected to greatly assist humans and save significant time and energy. In line with this trend, LinkedIn is reportedly introducing an AI-powered feature that aims to make job searches much easier for its millions of users worldwide.

The upcoming AI feature, reportedly referred to as the ‘AI coach’, is set to simplify the job application process and provide seamless assistance in up skilling and networking. App researcher Nima Owji shared an image on Twitter, indicating that LinkedIn’s AI Coach will resemble Microsoft’s Bing AI chat and offer helpful support for user queries.Owji’s tweet read, “#LinkedIn is working on LinkedIn Coach! It’s an AI ASSISTANT that helps you apply for JOBS, learn new SKILLS, and find more ways to CONNECT with your network.”

In May of the same year, reports surfaced that LinkedIn was testing a feature that would utilize AI to help users draft the perfect job application. The feature aims to offer personalized writing suggestions, enabling users to send concise and impactful messages to hiring managers, increasing their chances of landing a job. The generated messages will be cover letter-like, tailored and brief for effective communication with recruiters.

Ora Levitt, Senior Director, Head of Core Growth + Premium at LinkedIn, wrote in a post, “Using generative AI with information from your profile, the hiring manager’s profile, the job description, and the company of interest, we create a highly personalized draft message to get a conversation started. “She added that even though LinkedIn will help with the first draft, it is important for users to customize their application. Hence, job seekers should take time out to review the draft generated by AI, edit it, customize it to fit their voice, and then send it forward.

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