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Person says they used ChatGPT to pass an interview and secure top job, sparking debate

'I've been browsing indeed lately, wanting to get away from my toxic crappy job, just applying to high-paying positions..,' wrote the Reddit user.

Person says they used ChatGPT to pass an interview and secure top job, sparking debate
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Everyone has been talking about ChatGPT and how fascinating artificial intelligence has become. However, there is also another side to it and many people online have been mentioning that too, like how people are using it to cheat in exams or to crack interviews. In a Reddit post by u/JoJotion_, a person shared how they used ChatGPT to qualify for an interview and landed a high-paying job.

Image source: Pexels/Sora Shimazaki
Image source: Pexels/Sora Shimazaki


“I've been browsing indeed lately, wanting to get away from my toxic crappy job, just applying to high-paying positions without really thinking I'd get a callback,” wrote the Reddit user. The person soon landed an interview which was offering around $75,000 per annum. “The thing is, I felt under-qualified and overwhelmed, so I decided to take some desperate measures,” the user wrote.

Image Source: Reddit/u/LostSectorLoony
Image Source: Reddit/u/LostSectorLoony


However, they went to “stretch the truth a bit” on their resume making it seem way more impressive than it was. The Reddit user shared, “Then, during the online Zoom interview, I had ChatGPT running in the background to help me answer the questions. I would type the questions in, and it would generate convincing responses that made me sound like the perfect candidate.”

Image Source: Pexels/ Sora Shimazaki
Image Source: Pexels/ Sora Shimazaki


The person relied on ChatGPT “more and more” during the interview process and later, received a job offer. The Reddit user shared, “I should be thrilled, but instead, I feel like a total fraud.” They then said that they are facing “a dilemma: should I accept the job and try to learn the skills on the fly, or should I come clean and risk losing the opportunity?” The person was also curious to know if anyone else has been in a similar situation and how they handled it.

The Reddit user also added in the end of the post how they cheated during the interview process. “To those asking how they didn’t notice me typing and accounting for the delay, I slightly tilted my webcam up so they wouldn’t see my hands. I am also able to type super quick (90 wpm) without looking at my keyboard, aka touch typing. I had the premium ChatGPT subscription and it granted me super-fast responses,” the Reddit user wrote. It was also mentioned in the post that the user ended up taking up the job which was for a national bank. “Worst comes to worst I’ll just go back to my old one,” the person wrote.

Image Source: Pexels/ Sora Shamazaki
Image Source: Pexels/ Sora Shimazaki


The post has about 6k upvotes on Reddit and is captioned, "I used ChatGPT to pass a virtual job interview." Many on the social media platform were in support of the user taking up the job. u/LostSectorLoony commented, "Just accept it and do your best. Worst case scenario you get fired and you're right back where you started with a month or two of a higher salary in your pocket." u/lordsweetner wrote, "Unless it involves people’s safety such as a role in the medical profession, you don’t need to worry about being under qualified. Defo don’t worry about using the chatbot, it was resourceful and you pulled it off." u/Barrel_of_mice pointed out, "Sounds like you're a resourceful employee who can solve problems quickly with creative solutions. Well done. They are lucky to have you!" u/carlosvigilante expressed, "I say fake it till you make it 🤷🏾‍♂️. Plus that’s why training exists. And now I’m going to be trying this method out." 

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