We finally did it – we delved into the magic of ChatGPT! If you haven’t heard the media talking about it in the last few weeks, you must have been living under a rock, but basically , which is basically a new AI tool that does your bidding. So far, it’s been used for many reasons, including skipping homework, writing malicious code, and other non-malicious reasons. When I asked him to write the latest blog post, I thought I’d see how it stacks up.
A blog about support statements has been on my to-do list for a while, so I entered it on ChatGPT. Let’s see how it’s done…
Blog post and my analysis
Job seekers know that their resume is an important part of their application. Emphasize your skills, experience and qualifications and give employers a clear picture of what you have to offer. However, sometimes you need to go beyond your resume and provide more context and details to support your application. This is where the supporting statement comes into play.
So far, so good! It makes sense, the spelling and grammar is very good (although I’m not a fan of Oxford commas), and it introduces the topic well.I like that it is also mentioned
Resume, apparently my core product. Strong start!
A support statement is a document attached to your resume or job application that provides detailed information about your suitability for the role. This will allow you to detail your skills and experience and how they fit into the job requirements. An opportunity to showcase your unique strengths and demonstrate your passion for the role.
It’s written pretty well here “in the style of CV Shed”, but I disagree with the assertion that a statement of support is attached to the resume. They tend to be part of the application form.
cover letter Suitable for attaching to resume.
Writing a supporting statement can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. Here at CV Shed, we’ve put together a guide to help you craft a compelling statement of support that will get employers’ attention.
This paragraph doesn’t say anything worthwhile, but Brownie points to the name-dropping CV Shed.
Understanding the Purpose of Support Statements
Before you start writing, it’s important to understand the purpose of a statement of support. It’s not just an opportunity to list your skills and experience. It’s also an opportunity to explain how you can make a difference in this role. Think about what employers are looking for in a job seeker and how you can prove that you are the best person for the job. Focus on specific skills and achievements relevant to your role and describe how you have used them in the past.
I’m not overly impressed with this paragraph – the first part feels a little fluffier and more like padding. (I may blog about it in the future…).
Follow job descriptions and requirements
Read the job description and requirements carefully before you start writing your support statement. Make a list of key skills and qualifications that employers are looking for, and consider how your experience and background fit into these requirements. Your supplemental description should be tailored to the specific role you’re applying for, so it’s important that it directly addresses the requirements of the job.
This is surprisingly solid and actionable advice, and seems like other recommendations I’ve made elsewhere on the blog.
start with an introduction
Your statement of support should begin with an introduction that explains your motivations for applying for the role and how your skills and experience make you a strong candidate. This is your chance to show why is the best for the job.
It’s perfectly fine to get your employer’s attention, but I think the advice to “start with an introduction” is a bit elementary for professionals.
focus on your strengths
Your supporting statement should highlight your strengths and accomplishments as they relate to the role. This may include technical skills, problem-solving abilities, or leadership experience. Be specific and give an example to illustrate your point. For example, if you’re applying for a role as a project manager, mention a time when you successfully managed a complex project; if you’re applying for a customer service role, talk about your excellent communication skills; How did you use them to solve your problem?
Yep, good advice again – focus more on what you can quantify
Performance And the result, it is recommended to give a concrete example and explain it.
Please describe how your experience aligns with the role
In your supplementary description, you should explain how your experience matches the requirements of the job. This may include previous roles that prepared you for the role, or specific skills and qualifications that make you a strong candidate. Use concrete examples to illustrate your points and show how your experience relates to the role. For example, if you’re applying for a marketing position, you can talk about when you developed and implemented a successful marketing girlfriend campaign.
Writing “in the style of CV Shed” here definitely follows the brief. I use the word “alignment” a lot. I can’t help but feel that this paragraph repeats what has already been said. There’s nothing new here and you can cut out entire paragraphs without diluting the overall message.
conclude with a strong closing word
Conclude your supporting statement with a strong closing statement that summarizes key points and reiterates your interest in the role. This is your chance to make a final impression on employers and give them a clear understanding of why you are the best candidate.
Again, telling the reader to wrap up with a conclusion probably doesn’t need to be said. And unlike ChatGPT, humans don’t suddenly finish writing without a good wrap-up. You obviously took my request for a 1,000 word blog post very seriously, but I’d rather get the job done!
I was amazed at the quality of the language and how well it handled the brief. It would have been nice to have also included some examples to illustrate what it claims.
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