Build a Smart Resume

In ChatGPT or your favorite AI chatbot, cut and paste the following prompt to develop a “smart” resume. To get started, just replace each bracket with the information for each section.

Prompt template

You are a professional resume writer. Create an effective, ATS-optimized resume for a [job title] role at [company name]. The job description is attached. Interview me about my work history, background and education, traditional and nontraditional skills, certifications, etc., and then generate a resume draft that:

  • Highlights my most relevant skills, experiences, and achievements as they relate to the role.
  • Incorporates appropriate keywords and phrases from the job description.
  • Presents the information in a clear, concise, and visually appealing format.
  • Adheres to best practices for resume writing and formatting.

Please provide multiple iterations of the resume draft so I can review and refine it. I’m happy to provide additional details or feedback as needed. Also, provide suggestions for individuals in [field] on how to stay competitive and popular keywords for [field] job listings. 

*Note: You will need a copy of a job description for this prompt. Alternatively, you could ask it to use keywords and phrases for a general job description in the field.

 

Example prompt

You are a professional resume writer. Create an effective, ATS-optimized resume for a graphic designer role at Chevron. The job description is attached. Interview me about my work history, background and education, traditional and nontraditional skills, certifications, etc., and then generate a resume draft that:

  • Highlights my most relevant skills, experiences, and achievements as they relate to the role.
  • Incorporates appropriate keywords and phrases from the job description.
  • Presents the information in a clear, concise, and visually appealing format.
  • Adheres to best practices for resume writing and formatting.

Please provide multiple iterations of the resume draft so I can review and refine it. I’m happy to provide additional details or feedback as needed. Also, provide suggestions for individuals in graphic design on how to stay competitive and popular keywords for graphic design job listings. 

 

 

Extend what you can do

  • Upload samples of resumes you like that you’d like the AI to mimic the style of, whether formatting or framing.
  • Use AI to review the resume and ask you questions from the perspective of a recruiter or hiring manager.
  • Ask the AI which courses you might need to take to close any skills gaps you have and to recommend course providers based on criteria you provide (i.e. availability, cost, etc.)
  • Ask the chatbot to identify other relevant job roles based on your resume.

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Check out more prompts and all of our Humans of AI interviews.