ChatGPT and other AI platforms can be fantastic tools for job searching and career growth. While they can churn out generic bullet points for a resume or cover letter, they’re capable of much more. They can spark ideas, streamline processes, and organize information that may on their own seem overwhelming, especially when job hunting. By optimizing and refining your prompts, you can get valuable results that will help you get your next role.
We recommend scanning for accuracy, tone, and personalization anytime you use content provided by ChatGPT. Afterall, hiring is still a very human process! Here are 5 ChatGPT prompts for job seekers.
Tip: You’ll need the text content from your most recent resume for most of these.
1. Get Career Development Suggestions
Looking to make a career change, or not sure what certification could help boost your skills and stand out in the job market? Use this prompt to help you with personalized career development suggestions.
I want you to act as a career coach. I will provide my resume and 3 links to jobs I am interested in. Based on these jobs and my resume, provide personalized career development suggestions. Include suggested courses or certifications along with a percentage on how likely implementing the suggestion would help me get the job in table format. Here are the 3 jobs: <paste 3 job links> Here is my resume: <paste in all text from your resume>
2. Consider New Roles you May Already be Qualified For
When you are job hunting, it can be difficult to tell if you are qualified for a role, or even what job titles to apply for. Our guidance is to apply anyway, even if you don’t meet every single requirement. However, if you really want to drill down on how prepared you may be for a role or find out if you may be qualified for a career you hadn’t originally considered, try this prompt after you have refined and finalized your resume.
I will provide my resume. I want you to list 10 roles I am qualified for based on the experience from my resume, rank them, and provide a percentage based on how likely I would be to get that job. Put it in table format along with an explanation for each. Here is my resume: <paste in all text from your resume>
3. Improve Your Resume with Measurable Outcomes
One way to get your resume to the top of any list is to ensure your experience is measurable and specific. Listing bullet points with tasks you were accountable for doesn’t help a hiring manager know what value you added to your previous company or role. However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Have AI help you come up with measurable outcome ideas using your existing resume.
Tip: Once you receive results, update the quantities or measurements applicable for your experience or value added. We recommend doing one role or section at a time.
Act as a professional resume writer and provide quantifiable outcomes using these bullet points from my resume. Here is the job title and bullet points: <paste in your last job title and bullet points from one of your roles on your resume>.
4. Optimize your LinkedIn ‘About’ Section
If your experience is listed on LinkedIn, this will help you refresh your ‘About’ section and improve your chances of being found by potential recruiters. If you don’t have your experience listed, or would rather use your resume, simply paste in the content from your resume instead of your LinkedIn profile link. Remember to edit and add personalization to your results.
Based on my job experience on LinkedIn, write an “About” section for my LinkedIn profile. It should be unique, highlight my experience, and be optimized to grab the attention of recruiters looking at my profile. Here is my LinkedIn profile: <link to your profile>
5. Prepare for a Job Interview
Have an interview coming up? Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to interviewing. Knowing your experience and thinking on your feet is just the start. Use these prompts to help you form conclusions and new ideas surrounding your experience and how they relate to the career you want.
I will provide you with a job description and my resume. I want you to provide a list of 5 interview questions I can likely expect from the interviewer whose job title is <if known, insert interviewer’s job title>. Generate the interview questions and then tell me which skills to emphasize in my responses in table format using a conversational tone. Here is the link to the job description: <paste link> . Here is my resume: <paste in all text from your resume>
I will provide you with a job description and my resume. I want you to act as the interviewer whose job title is <if known, insert interviewer’s job title>. Provide a list of 5 interview questions I can likely expect from the interviewer. Generate the interview questions then I will respond to each question. Provide an evaluation of my responses to each question. Here is the link to the job description: <paste link> . Here is my resume: <paste in all text from your resume>