I used AI to create my resume because the writing is so much better than mine when it comes to describing my experience. Is that OK to do? Can I get into trouble for that?
The only problem I can see is ChatGTP making you sound more accomplished than you are, so you get hired for a job where you’re set up to fail — unless you can have AI do your work for you, too.
Using an AI tool to craft a resume is not the same as presenting a paper as if it is your original writing when it’s not. Resumes don’t fall into that category, and there’s actually an entire industry dedicated to crafting resumes for people.
The only thing to be concerned about with your resume is that first and foremost, everything is factually correct. Lies will come back to haunt you and can get you fired for fraud even years later if discovered. That’s different from the art of embellishing — a common practice on resumes — where what you say isn’t a lie but perhaps a subjective point of view about, say, how much responsibility you had, or how you contributed to a company’s success.
My wife received a fantastic job offer at almost double what she’s currently earning (factoring in salary, bonus and stock options). Should she still make a counter offer or would that be greedy?
The strategy for making a counter-offer depends on several factors.
In general, it’s not bad form to try to negotiate your offer — some employers expect it. The risk of doing so is very low, but it’s all about how you do it. Always continue to express how excited you are about the job and company.
When negotiating, look at each component of compensation separately as well as the total value. Are you making more in base salary, or does this increase in compensation come in a bonus? How are you able to determine and realize the value of the options and over what period of time? This is the professional way to analyze compensation packages and discuss with your new employer.
Bottom line, don’t be afraid to professionally pressure-test the flexibility of the package components, but don’t be afraid to go ahead and accept it if you are happy.
Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of experience as a chief human resources executive. Hear Greg Wed. at 9:35 a.m. on iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: [email protected]. Follow: GoToGreg.com and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande