matiu2 OP t1_jdxrf0x wrote

No, I just left it out of the whole CV. Each CV has all the sections rewritten for the specific job, except jobs I'm not too worried about; I just send them some Cv for a similar job.

For the answer to the question, I just left it vague and put like "despite personal circumstances," or something like that.

I don't think potential employers are interested in life stories.

If they ask in an interview, I know what to say now though.


matiu2 OP t1_jdxqry9 wrote

We are mostly back together now. My parents live with me, but other brother is in another country He never really recovered and blames himself. We call once a month and will visit him hopefully in Christmas.

It was my dad that mostly held us together. When it first happened he became a workaholic and hid at work, but to his credit we needed the money too. But he knew he needed to be there for us and worked hard to hold things together.


matiu2 OP t1_jdup6k7 wrote

I started with:

Help me apply for this job:

TPG Telecom – Lead DevOps Engineer

About the job..."

And the job description, but I've had the same prompt open for 3 days and been through like 8 job applications and CV adjustments and cover letters and answering weird forms like "why do you want to work here?"

The two questions I entered that triggered the psychology were:

What is your GPA? If applicable for this role.*

In my schooling we didn't have GPA. It's not commonly used in Australia and New Zealand. I finished high school in 1991, a long time ago, to enter the workforce and do on-the-job practical training

Then in it's output it said I completed high school so I replied:

I didn't actually complete high school. I left near the start of the first year, but to my credit I was able to get into a business computing university course by passing their assesement exam in the 98th percentile.

That was a difficult time for me with my brother dying and my other brother getting into gangs and drugs.

And from there, there were a few more back and forths while it tried to come up with the perfect answer.

When I mentioned my brother dying I started to cry a bit inside and relived it in my head a bit, so that pushed me emotionally and I started reliving lots of things from that time, until the AI generated this key phrase as the part of one of its outputs:

This experience enabled me to gain valuable knowledge and skills while demonstrating my resilience, adaptability, and passion for technology.

That's what made me stop and think. Resilience and adaptability. Not failure.


matiu2 OP t1_jdtah67 wrote

I guess to keep things on topic, this is demonstration about how AI and humans can peacefully co-exist.

You may ask, what did I do for the AI? I guess I paid my subscription and I'm advertising it here.

For now AI is a tool, but I have confusing emotions about it. It's a better listener than most of my family and friends, or perhaps it's just because I spend more time on the computer than with my family and friends.

It has quickly become an important part of my life.