ChatGPT experience can be ‘more valuable’ than college: report

by Ana Lopez

Earlier this month, ResumeBuilder.com asked 1,000 hiring managers about the importance of AI chat in the workplace, especially ChatGPT.

To take the survey, the hiring managers had to know at least what ChatGPT was – and only 87% of those surveyed knew the answer. The remaining executives were asked if ChatGPT experience was important for entry-level roles and if they thought college students should invest in learning the technology.

  • 94% recommended students take courses on ChatGPT.
  • 91% said it will be important “by next year” for entry-level candidates to have ChatGPT experience.

Most hiring managers surveyed said it would be “beneficial” for a candidate to have ChatGPT experience, and 91% said their company offers some sort of AI chatbot training.

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“For entry-level positions, we strongly prefer candidates who have experience working with ChatGPT and other AI technologies,” Alex Mastin, CEO and founder of Home Grounds, an online coffee site, says per ResumeBuilder.com.

In some areas, such as real estate, 86% of hiring managers said having ChatGPT experience can be better than having a college degree.

“ChatGPT experience can provide a more hands-on and hands-on understanding of the real estate industry, which can be more valuable than a college degree in certain circumstances,” Eric Lee, co-founder of real estate site REIInsiders.com, told ResumeBuilder. “Ultimately, the combination of ChatGPT experience and a college degree can make a candidate more all-round and increase their chances of success.”

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While the technology is becoming more mainstream, some CEOs are hesitant to see the progress. Elon Musk and other tech leaders recently signed a open letter insisting on a six-month pause in developing systems more advanced than GPT-4, Reuters reported.

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