Article by Ines Kraus


Job interview 2.0: Smart preparation with the help of ChatGPT

A job interview is coming up, and the nervousness is rising. But don't worry - in today's digital era, there are ways and means that can help you prepare. One particularly helpful tool is ChatGPT, an advanced AI model developed by OpenAI. In this article, we'll show you how to use ChatGPT to best prepare for your upcoming job interview.


How do applicants benefit from ChatGPT?

ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence model that uses natural language processing to conduct human-like conversations, is experiencing a lot of hype right now. With its ability to chat and respond like a human, provide ideas and suggestions on a wide variety of topics, and compose text of all kinds, ChatGPT is finding application in numerous sectors of society. Students, pupils, companies - they all use AI more and more. It's the same in HR, as this article shows: ChatGPT in HR: A step-by-step guide to optimal team training.

And of course, there are also some ways to make ChatGPT work for you in the recruiting process on the applicant side.

Note: It is important to keep in mind that ChatGPT should be used as a support tool and not as a replacement for human interaction. It can help you better prepare and assist you in various aspects of the application process, but it does not replace the human touch and face-to-face interview.

Applicants can benefit from ChatGPT mainly in 4 areas:

  • Creation and optimization of the CV
  • Creation and optimization of the cover letter
  • Finding information about industry and company
  • Preparation for the interview

You can read more about these 4 points and how ChatGPT fulfills them in this article: With Chat GPT to your dream job: Does it work?

Wondering how artificial intelligence can help you prepare for a face-to-face interview? We'll show you!

Preparing for the job interview with ChatGPT

Before you go to your job interview, it is essential to prepare yourself for possible questions. This way you avoid unpleasant surprise moments because you can't think of an answer spontaneously. This is where ChatGPT comes in.


When entering the ChatGPT form, you should mention the position you are applying for, the industry of the company and what exactly ChatGPT should produce for you. In the best case, you should also copy the job advertisement into the mask:

I have applied for a job as an accountant in an accounting firm. Formulate 10 technical questions that I, as an applicant, might be asked at the interview. This was the position description: advertisement

ChatGPT will now list technical questions for you to go through in order:

In the next step, ChatGPT can also help you answer these questions.

As the question: What would be correct and professional answers to these 10 questions?

Once you have prepared yourself professionally, you should deal with the questions that recruiters like to use to challenge you and assess your behavior under stress. The input works 1:1 as for the professional questions. But sometimes you must persuade ChatGPT to ask you those "nasty" questions 😉



ChatGPT also offers you the possibility to simulate a complete job interview. You should make sure that ChatGPT understands that you want to have a dialog:

I would like to simulate a job interview. You are the recruiter in an accounting firm, I am the applicant for an accounting position. Please conduct a job interview with me from greeting to small talk to professional questions to personal questions to my questions and goodbye. Please ask the questions, then let me answer, and only then proceed. Do you understand that I want to write the applicant's answers myself?

If ChatGPT confirms this to you, you are ready to go. You can now rehearse your interview from start to finish:

After the dialogue you can also ask ChatGPT for feedback:


Our conclusion: ChatGPT is a great support, but use it wisely

Schulmeister Recruiting Personalvermittlung Personalberater in Anzug Stefan Bäuchl

Preparing for a job interview can be a challenging task, but with tools like ChatGPT, you can prepare effectively. Use these modern technologies to boost your confidence and navigate through your job interview with ease. Remember, however, that ChatGPT is a helpful supplement, but not a guarantee of success. Your personal preparation and presence still play a critical role in landing your dream interview job.

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