After moving to Chicago, two years of college, and beginning my research internship in Computer Science, I decided it was time to get serious about my personal website and resume. I wanted a single place where I could easily tell all of my story. This is the most essential part, as I need to land a Tech internship pretty soon!
After formatting, editing and typing up my resume, It looked like it was missing something. It felt incomplete. I sat for a while, wondering what can I do to make it less attractive, more like ME!
That’s when I realized that I need my personal story to come through. I noticed that a resume is basically nothing but a bunch of text. There is no way you can make it too personal. If I was being compared to another applicant with similar skills, how can I stand out?
Then, a few days ago, I made this: a Conversational AI Resume Bot, so you could easily interact with my resume. Think of it as “Siri” for Resumes – an Intelligent Speech Interface.
Before I built an interactive AI Resume Assistant, I had to narrow down on the type of things an user or a recruiter might be interested to know about me.
I grouped the Categories into the fallowing chunks:
– Basic: Hello, languages I speak, random fun facts, my ethnicity.
– Education and Professional Experience: Courses, education, GPA, past internships, career goals, technical skill set.
– Adding the personal touch to the AI Speech Bot: Volunteering Experience, childhood experience, projects, patents.
– Extras: Favorites/Likes, small talk, weather, news, web search.
Also, using the questions recruiters ask my bot, I could jot down what the recruiters are looking for specifically, what is the priority level for different categories, such as Cultural Fit, Diversity, etc.
I used api.ai to build the bot, because they are extremely developer friendly. api.ai — driven bots can support multi-step/clarifying comments, making chats more contextual.
It supports an array of platforms and coding languages including iOS, Android, HTML, Cordova, Python, C#, Xamarin, and Unity with native SDKs.