With the rising popularity of AI, more job seekers turn to AI to write their resumes and cover letters.

A job search can be difficult and time-consuming. At least, that was the case until the arrival of AI.

Job seekers are already turning to innovative solutions to help them stand out from the crowd. One such solution is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to write or optimize their resumes and cover letters. 

In a nutshell, AI writers can help job seekers build resumes and cover letters from scratch, enhance existing documents with AI-generated content, or optimize them for specific job postings — invaluable if you are struggling with writer's block and want to make your life a bit easier.

Leading the charge in this domain is Kickresume, whose AI-powered resume and cover letter writer has already been used by 70,831 unique users in 2022, which constitutes 13% of all Kickresume users, according to their recent resume statistics.

In other words, every eighth job seeker utilized the AI writer in 2022. And this number is still growing together with the increasing popularity of AI.

When we look at the numbers now, we can see a rising trend. In March alone, almost 50,000 job seekers used AI to write their resumes or cover letters:

Total unique users who used Kickresume's AI writer in 2022-2023

To put these numbers into perspective, in March, people used AI to write:

  • 12,098 resumes from scratch
  • 59,153 work experience descriptions for resumes
  • 15,308 full cover letters
  • or 14,514,938 words in total

AI as every job seeker's most powerful ally

The rapid growth in the use of AI in job search does not indicate laziness but rather highlights the value job seekers find in AI as a helpful assistant.

AI allows them to create well-structured, compelling, and impactful resumes and cover letters, and apply for jobs faster.

"AI is transforming the way people search for jobs and approach the application process," said Tomáš Ondrejka, Co-Founder of Kickresume. "We believe that AI is not a threat to job seekers or employers, but rather a powerful ally that can help people find and secure their dream jobs. It is not about being lazy; it is about leveraging technology to score a job faster."

By using AI writers, job seekers can even significantly improve their chances of passing through applicant tracking systems (ATS).

AI-powered tools like Kickresume's writer can analyze job descriptions and tailor resumes to match specific requirements, increasing the chances of getting noticed by HR managers and recruiters.

The future of AI in job searching

Job seekers are already using AI for various aspects of their job search — from resume writing to AI-based job matching platforms and AI-driven interview preparation tools. 

It is becoming obvious that the way people search for jobs is already undergoing a significant transformation.
And as AI continues to advance, it is expected to play an even more significant role in helping job seekers land their dream jobs.

"Despite the relative speed of AI’s incorporation into the job search process, all signs indicate it is here to stay. Although AI is not a stand-alone job tool (yet), it is not hard to imagine it will soon be advanced enough to do everything: you will simply tell it to find active jobs and apply on your behalf, auto-adjusting each application to match that job’s requirements," says Christy Morgan, Resident HR Expert at Kickresume.

In the end, AI-powered tools like Kickresume's resume and cover letter writer are giving job seekers a competitive edge in the job market, allowing them to save time and focus on other essential aspects of their job search, such as networking and interview preparation.

This growing popularity of AI in job search and application processes also underscores the need for job seekers to embrace these tools and adapt to the evolving landscape. As AI continues to shape the future of job search, those who leverage its capabilities are more likely to succeed faster.