Enhance your resume with ChatGPT

Enhance your resume with ChatGPT

(GenAI) when we talked about refining your career goals. This week, we’ll take it a step further with some practical applications of GenAI that you can incorporate into your everyday tasks.

As instructor Andrew Ng explains in DeepLearning.AI’s Generative AI for Everyone course, AI is a general purpose technology—meaning it has a wide range of applications—and GenAI is currently well-positioned to execute three types of tasks: reading, writing, and chatting. (Watch this lecture video for examples of each of those tasks in action.)

Chances are, you are doing at least one of those tasks every day, which means you may be able to find opportunities to practice your GenAI skills in your daily movements. For example, if you like to start your day by catching up on the news, try prompting Google Bard, “What are this morning’s top news stories?”

To illustrate how GenAI can enhance routine tasks, let’s return to one of our favorite topics here on Career Chat, the job search, and more specifically, resume writing.

Using GenAI to update your resume

It’s always a good idea to have an updated resume on hand. After all, you never know when the perfect opportunity will come along. Now, tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard can make this maintenance a bit easier.

Before you begin prompting, you’ll need:

  1. The most recent version of your resume
  2. A job description for the role you’re working toward

Then, try the following prompt:

You are an Applicant Tracking System programmed by a professional recruiter to identify candidates for an open job role with the following listing:

[Paste your job description]

Identify relevant resume keywords. Then, assess the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate with the following resume:

[Paste your resume]

Use the resume keywords as a checklist of words to include in your resume. Your strengths will reflect the resume items you should lead with on your resume, helping you determine how to best organize your experience bullets or what to include in your resume summary. Your weaknesses will tell you the new experiences you should add to your resume or potential growth areas if you don’t currently have those skills.

Another option is to use the chatbot to edit your individual resume sections. One way to do this is with the simple prompt:

Edit these resume bullets for clarity, according to resume best practices, and to better map to the skills in the job description:

[Paste your work experience bullets]

Or for a resume summary, try:

Edit this resume summary according to resume best practices and to better map to the skills in the job description:

[Paste your resume summary]

For more resume tips, read our guide, How to Use ChatGPT to Write Your Resume.

Explore more practical AI skills

  • In IBM’s Generative AI Fundamentals Specialization, you’ll learn foundational GenAI skills and concepts including use cases, prompting, ethics, and transformative applications.
  • Vanderbilt University’s Prompt Engineering for ChatGPT is a very popular deep-dive into prompting techniques so that you can use ChatGPT more effectively and efficiently.
  • In DeepLearning.AI’s AI for Good Specialization, you’ll explore the ways AI is being used to address real-world issues related to public health, climate change, and disaster management.

That’s all for this week. Before you go, tell us in the comments: What’s been your favorite way to use ChatGPT so far?