September / October 2023

Emerging Leaders Editorial: Career Development Powered by AI

Zen-Zen Yen
Emerging Leaders Editorial: Zen-Zen Yen

The healthcare field is being transformed by artificial intelligence (AI) in remarkable ways, providing never-before-seen chances to enhance the well-being of patients. And the use of AI is transforming the job market and bringing numerous benefits to both employees and employers.

Regulatory authorities such as the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have already established guidelines and frameworks to evaluate and regulate AI algorithms used in medical devices and diagnostics. Additionally, we can see that AI has already made a big impact on our everyday routines and jobs, and it’s only becoming more significant.

Where Is the Robot That’s Taking My Job?

For a long time, the notion was that automation and AI would replace the tasks of numerous workers in fields such as manufacturing and logistics. We are now realizing this is not the case. To me, it is surprising that AI has first made tedious research or even design tasks obsolete. AI is now capable of not only rapid research and data collection, but also of creating music and images. As an Emerging Leader (EL) or student, you might wonder how AI can support you on your career path.

Finding the Right Fit

AI-powered career development tools have made it easier to navigate the job market and find the right fit for your skills, interests, and personality. Researching roles and companies can be done via a single command within ChatGPT or Google Bard. These two AI tools can provide you with valuable insight into a role or company culture and you can program a scraper to do the job search for you.

Once you have identified potential job opportunities, AI tools can assist with crafting resumes and cover letters tailored to each position. Platforms such as Kickresume automate most of the tedious tasks involved in creating a compelling resume, allowing you to generate an impressive CV effortlessly by leveraging the data from your LinkedIn profile.

The use of AI is transforming the job market.

Preparing for (Tough) Conversations

AI tech is getting better and better, so students and Emerging Leaders must keep up with the ever-changing digital landscape. Need a coach or someone to practice with for an interview? Communication coaches that analyze natural language can help potential applicants practice interviews using AI-powered simulations like Interview School, which has up-to-date interview questions and AI-assisted feedback. The use of communication coaches powered by AI can also enhance dialogue skills or offer guidance on how colleagues should adjust their communication approach according to their partners’ preferences.

Boost Your Performance

A major component of several job positions involves investigating, putting information into context, and transforming it into ideas and plans. ChatGPT or Google Bard can accelerate the data mining process vastly. Analytics platforms like Tableau and SAS can visualize data more strategically, ultimately leading to better decision-making. Putting the data into a presentation may be a thing of the past thanks to tools like Gamma. For writing reports, there are tools like Grammarly or Hemingway Editor to help improve your tone, grammar, or flow.

A New Future

The use of AI is transforming the job market in various ways and brings numerous benefits to both employees and employers. Emerging Leaders and students can leverage AI-powered applications in their daily job in ubiquitous ways. Do you use AI regularly or want to share your tips and recommendations with me? I look forward to hearing from you!

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