ChatGPT Prompts to Become the Ultimate Job Applicant

Using chatgpt prompts for job applications can be a game-changer throughout the job search process. The prompts can provide a structured framework that ensure job seekers cover all the essential skills, experiences, and accomplishments that the recruiter is looking for.


Lara Chikhani, a career strategist, and coach with passion to support motivated professionals to take control of their careers and reach their full potentials.


By leveraging ChatGPT’s capabilities, you can seek insights into the qualities of a successful candidate by asking for the top skills needed for a particular job, along with explanations for their importance. Do you know how? Let’s explore together!

How can ChatGPT help with your job applications?

Tailoring your CV to each job you’re applying for is an absolute must. By tailoring your resume to the job description, you signal to the recruiter that your experience is relevant and that you’re the right person for the job. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response. Therefore, by using specific prompts, users can navigate the chatbot more effectively and achieve more personalized responses, unlocking the full potential of ChatGPT.

How do I do this?

In this article, I will provide you with example prompts to use for every step of the recruitment process.

Step 1: understanding the job description.

PROMPT TO USE: “You’re a recruiting manager. Give me the top 5 skills essential for the following job, along with explanations for their importance. Here is the job description [paste the job description].”

Step 2: tailor your resume.

PROMPT TO USE: “I will paste my resume for the job title [input job title]. The job requirements are [input job description]. Rephrase the experiences in my resume to showcase technical skills, amend the layout and organize information in a way that is easy to read and visually appealing. Include keywords that are relevant to the job.”

Step 3: tailor your cover letter.

PROMPT TO USE: “Based on my resume and the job description, write a compelling cover letter that helps highlight the key skills and experiences that are most relevant to the position. Focus on achievements and qualifications, experience working in the — industry and leadership potential.”

Step 4: prepare for the interview.

PROMPT TO USE: “You’re a hiring manager at [company]. Based on the job description I provided, share 10 questions that you’re likely to ask a candidate during an interview, and categorize them into behavioral, situational, and competency-based questions. Then, please share sample answers with the structure to prepare for the interview.”

Step 5: post-interview follow-up.

PROMPT TO USE: “I had an interview this morning and it went well. I really want the job. Please write a professional thank you email to the interviewer for [job title]. The interview took place on 2024 at

[time]. Express gratitude, highlight that I was impressed with the team and company culture and that I am confident I will thrive in the role. Reiterate relevant experience or qualifications, restate my interest and ask about next steps.”

Have you tried ChatGPT before for your job search? Let us know in the comments below.

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