Can ChatGPT Write a Resume? Unleash the Power of AI to Land Your Dream Job

Can ChatGPT write a resume that effectively markets your unique skills and experience, giving you an edge in today's competitive job market? 

Crafting the perfect resume can often feel like a daunting task on the journey to finding your dream job. But it doesn't need to be! With the power of AI, innovative tools like ChatGPT make it possible to create a standout resume in no time.

As the first impression that employers have of you, your resume is your personal marketing tool. And with ChatGPT's impressive capabilities, you can save time and energy while presenting yourself in the best possible light. 

From analyzing job descriptions to generating tailored bullet points, ChatGPT can assist job applicants like you in showcasing your strengths and experience while you focus your energy on other important aspects of your job search. But remember, while ChatGPT can provide valuable suggestions and insights, it's crucial to follow the steps outlined below to ensure accuracy. 

So whether you're a new job seeker or a seasoned professional, AI tools like ChatGPT are changing the game when it comes to job application strategies. Why not empower yourself with the latest technology and harness the power of AI to take your resume to the next level? With ChatGPT, you can create a personalized resume that stands out and lands you the job of your dreams.

Three key takeaways you’ll find below 

  • Can ChatGPT really write a resume you can use?
  • Best practices for using ChatGPT, including how to get started and specific prompts
  • A faster way to use ChatGPT to write your resume

What is ChatGPT?

Have you ever wondered how your phone understands voice commands or your email inbox can filter spam messages? What about the way Alexa replies when you ask a question? Well, the answer lies in the power of artificial intelligence, or AI, and one of the most impressive examples of AI technology today is ChatGPT.

ChatGPT, short for "Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3," is a natural language processing model developed by OpenAI. At its core, ChatGPT is a machine-learning model trained on vast amounts of data to generate coherent, human-like responses to a wide range of prompts. 

From answering trivia questions to writing cover letters, ChatGPT can generate often human-like text. With seemingly endless possibilities, and as it continues to rise in popularity, it's rapidly transforming how we interact with technology.

Is ChatGPT safe to use? 

Open AI's safety standards highlight four core values their company employs to make ChatGPT a safe tool: minimizing harm, building trust, learning and iterating, and pioneering trust and safety. If you want to dive deeply into the specifics of your use case, read more about their usage, data, and sharing policies here

Despite being an incredibly powerful tool with endless applications and numerous safety protocols, ChatGPT doesn’t come without risk. 

Because ChatGPT isn't human, it can't discern right and wrong—producing convincing but sometimes biased or incorrect information. Because of this, McKinsey & Company suggests when using generative AI tools, users keep a human in the loop and avoid applying the data produced to critical decisions.

And like most technology, ChatGPT continually evolves, bringing new opportunities, benefits, and risks. To harness the full potential of AI, it's crucial to monitor these changes. As suggested by McKinsey, staying up-to-date on the latest advancements and development trends is the key to using it successfully—now and in the future.

Can I use ChatGPT to write my resume?

Now that you’ve gained some insight into ChatGPT let’s talk about using AI tools like ChatGPT to write your resume. So … can you?

Yes, of course, you can. And you should. (But only if you follow the process below!)

Creating a resume requires a lot of effort; AI tools like ChatGPT make this easier by … 

  • Saving time: Quickly generate the content of your resume based on the prompts and information you provide.
  • Customizing your resume: Match the details to the job you're applying for.
  • Identifying strengths: Suggest skills or experiences that you may have overlooked but are relevant to the job.
  • Increasing your chances of success: Create a well-written, accurate, and amazing resume that showcases your skills and experience in the best light.

So let's get started and go over the steps for using ChatGPT to write your resume so you can hit your career goals! 

Getting started with ChatGPT to write your resume

At Teal, we believe AI tools like ChatGPT are a means of support and enhancement rather than a complete replacement for all tasks. 

So before you start using ChatGPT to tackle your resume writing, there’s still some work you’ll have to do upfront.

  1. Sign up for an OpenAI account. 
  2. Decide what to put on a resume to stand out in the hiring process and grab attention. 

Most resumes include your name, contact information, target title, professional summary, education, work experience, and skills. Knowing what you plan to incorporate upfront will help you improve your ChatGPT prompts and results.

  1. Research the type of jobs you'll be applying for. Understanding the key requirements of similar roles will help you decide what metrics, keywords, and information are important. 

The Teal Job Tracker can help you keep tabs on job opportunities you're interested in. And with just one click, it pulls keywords you should include in your resume for a specific job. 

As you keep researching and saving jobs, you'll notice particular keywords commonly used across the roles you're applying for. To grab attention, you want to incorporate these words into your professional summary and achievements. 

Sign up for Teal for free today to see the Job Tracker in action! 

Use Teal’s Free Job Tracker to help you organize and manage your job search.
Use Teal’s Free Job Tracker to help you organize and manage your job search.

Best practices for using ChatGPT to write your resume

Successfully using ChatGPT requires more than just entering a simple command. Watch the video below for a quick tutorial, and then check out some best practices for creating a polished, compelling, professional resume! 

Be strategic with your prompts

Writing effective prompts is the key to getting the most out of ChatGPT's capabilities. So we asked ChatGPT itself for four guidelines users should consider creating inquiries. The response? Be clear and specific, avoid bias, use natural language, and provide context. And while these aren't hard and fast rules, they're fantastic recommendations for getting the most out of the tool. 

You see, the quality of ChatGPT's output is tied closely to the type of prompts a user provides. It needs specific information, clear and strategic direction, and contextual relevance to generate the best possible result.

So let’s look at some of our favorite examples for using ChatGPT to write a customized resume based on strategic input! 

In the ChatGPT text bar, type the following prompts one at a time: 

Professional Summary

"Create a professional summary for my resume that is under 100 words, showcasing skills and experiences relevant to a [title] role in [industry]."

Work Experience

"Write three to five resume achievements for [job title or work experience] with metrics."


"Write a list of ten hard and soft skills that would be relevant to a person applying to a [title] role in [industry]."

Interests and Hobbies

"Write a list of 10 hobbies or interests unrelated to work that would be relevant to a person applying to a [title] role in [industry]."

(As a note, at Teal, we recommend including three to five hobbies and interests on your resume, but requesting a longer list will help you gain insight into what’s relevant to the role you're applying for.)

Ask for multiple variations for each answer and save them all

With each prompt you give ChatGPT, once it generates output, copy and paste the content into another location you can easily edit, like Google Drive, Word, or Teal

Then, in ChatGPT, click “Regenerate Response” so you have at least two options to work with. After that, decide which version works best for you (or combine them!) and edit specific details like your contact information and work history.

Also, remember to include your education and certifications when creating your final draft. 

Use the AI technology integrated within Teal's Resume Builder to generate professional summaries directly within the Teal platform.

Create multiple versions of your professional summary using Teal’s AI integration feature.
Create multiple versions of your professional summary using Teal’s AI integration feature.

Provide extra resources

Now that you’ve got a great starting point, it’s time to customize them even further. In fact, it's vital to tailor your resume sections to stand out from other candidates with relevant keywords, metrics, and skills. 

To do this, try giving ChatGPT more resources from the description and the results you got with your first prompt.

Professional summary

Your professional summary is a snapshot of your qualifications designed to give hiring managers a quick overview of what you bring to the table. To tailor your summary to a job, use the prompt below. 

  1. In the text box, type, "Write a 3-5 sentence persuasive, professional summary for a [title] with [years] of experience using the professional summary information and job description below as a reference."
  2. Then, press "shift" + "enter" to separate lines, and paste the description from your Teal Job Tracker or the job posting and the professional summary from your initial results.
  3. After you've finished, save the output from ChatGPT and check for accurate spelling, grammar, and details. 

Work history 

Your work history demonstrates your relevant experience, credibility, and success. To write tailored resume bullet points for your work history, follow the steps below for each of your employment experiences. 

At Teal, we recommend including only job experience pertinent to the role you’re applying for and that you write resume bullet points for each position—three to five for each job.

  1. In the text box, type, "Write three to five resume achievements for [job title or work experience] with metrics based on the job responsibilities and work experience information below."
  2. Then, press "shift” + “enter" to separate lines, and paste the description you want your achievements tailored to and the original ChatGPT output below.
  3. After you've finished, save your results..
  4. Carefully read the content and edit the data from previous roles in the metrics to ensure accuracy.
  5. If you’re using Teal, copy and paste each accomplishment, one at a time, into the achievements section of your resume.


The skills section of your resume gives hiring managers insight into your capabilities beyond your general work responsibilities. And while your hard skills (technical skills like Google Analytics or Python) are necessary, so are soft or transferable skills like communication, teamwork, and leadership. 

To create a list of relevant skills, use the prompt (or a variation of it) below! 

“Create a list of ten technical skills and transferable skills for my resume using the job description and resume below as a reference.” 

Want to use Teal and ChatGPT but skip those steps for customizing your resume summary and achievements? No problem. Teal’s AI functionality within the Resume Builder integrates with ChatGPT, making this process a breeze.

  1. Log in to Teal, and navigate to the Resume Builder in the far left panel. From here, you can start a new resume or work on one you’ve previously saved. 
  2. Once you’ve chosen a resume, click “Add Professional Summary.”
  3. Then, click the yellow “Generate with AI” button.
  4. Watch your summary come to life! 

Follow the instructions above to do the same for your resume achievements. (Yes, it really is that simple!) 

And as your continue to build your skillset, using Teal, simply click the box next to each skill you wish to incorporate into your resume for a particular role. If you haven’t already, sign up for Teal today to get started!

Edit and combine the results to create a final product that reflects you 

Once you’ve completed all the steps above, thoroughly reviewing your ChatGPT results is essential. 

A tool like Grammarly or Quillbot AI can help you review the content for grammar, spelling, and overall sentence structure. 

Reviewing the data, metrics, and experience is equally important to ensure it’s correct and represents your experience. Remember, you want your resume to reflect who you are and what you can do—accurately.

Examples of a ChatGPT Resume

Following the steps above, we created a few resumes using ChatGPT. Check out the examples below! 

Michelle Tactic | Hiring Manager 

Chicago, IL

(555) 555-5555

Professional Summary: Results-driven HR Business Partner and Hiring Manager with 10 years of experience in talent management, employee relations, performance management, and culture building. Proven ability to partner with leaders at all levels to develop and execute HR strategies that drive growth and innovation. Strong background in organization design, compensation planning, leadership development, and workforce planning. Bachelor's degree in Hospitality from Indiana University.

Work Experience:

HR Business Partner | Zillow | 2019-Present

Partner with business leadership to develop and execute HR strategies that cultivate growth, innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

  • Coach and counsel managers on building a performance culture and positive employee experience, resulting in a 30% increase in employee engagement.
  • Develop and implement programs, processes, and tools to help set managers and employees up for success, resulting in a 20% decrease in turnover.
  • Partner with recruiting team to successfully attract and hire outstanding talent, resulting in a 25% increase in candidate quality.
  • Conduct investigations in response to issues and recommend/implement courses of action based on investigation results, resulting in a 40% decrease in employee relations issues.

HR Manager | RE/MAX | 2012-2019

  • Collaborated with business leadership and broader HR team to establish HR plans and solutions to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results.
  • Enhanced the managerial capabilities of leaders by one-on-one coaching as well as leading group sessions over Zoom or in-person at retreats, resulting in a 50% increase in leadership effectiveness.
  • Executed HR processes and practice in partnership with key leaders in Recruiting, Compensation, People Analytics, People Operations, Internal Mobility, Immigration, Talent Development, and other stakeholders.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Indiana University, 2007


  • Talent Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Planning
  • Organization Design
  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • Compliance
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • MS Office
  • G-Suite
  • Zoom
  • HCM Systems (Workday)

Here is another example: 

Kimar Ipon | Software Engineer

Long Beach, CA 

(555) 555-5555

Software Engineer with four years of experience in developing and maintaining application components, testing and diagnosing defects, and creating well-documented code. Skilled in SQL, C#, .NET, HTML, JavaScript, and XML. Strong problem-solving skills and a self-starter with a can-do attitude. 

Work Experience:

Software Developer II | Signant Health | 2019-Present

  • Developed and maintained application components, adhering to coding standards, resulting in a 20% increase in the speed of application development.
  • Successfully diagnosed and resolved defects, resulting in a 30% reduction in errors and improving the reliability of the software.
  • Collaborated with the product team to integrate implemented code and database objects into release applications, ensuring alignment with quality targets, SLAs, and industry regulations.
  • Completed unit testing, created documentation, and executed peer reviews, ensuring high-quality software development.
  • Consistently adhered to Bit Bucket source control, versioning best practices, and operational process requirements when executing study configuration tasks.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, University of California, 2019


  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate


  • SQL
  • C#
  • .NET
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • XML
  • Bit Bucket
  • Confluence
  • JIRA
  • Workfront
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-driven

We followed the same steps to create a resume with no experience. Take a look at the result! 

Maddox Lee

Electrical Engineer 

East Lansing, MI

(555) 555-5555

Highly motivated electrical engineering student with a strong academic background in electrical systems design and automation. Seeking an entry-level position with a focus on electrical design for industrial automation to utilize technical skills, teamwork, and project management capabilities. Graduating in May 2023 with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, May 2023 GPA: 3.8/4.0


  • Designed and built a mobile robot with a team of four students. Programmed the robot to navigate a maze and complete a series of tasks autonomously. Achieved a 95% success rate in completing the tasks within the given time limit.
  • Developed a low-cost, energy-efficient smart home system using Arduino microcontrollers and wireless sensors. The system allows users to control and monitor their home appliances and environmental conditions remotely. Reduced energy consumption by an average of 25% per household.
  • Designed a single-line diagram for an industrial control system using AutoCAD Electrical, resulting in a 20% reduction in design time and a 15% increase in efficiency.


  • Electrical circuit design and analysis
  • Programming in C++, Python, and MATLAB
  • Robotics and automation
  • Team collaboration 
  • Project management
  • Digital signal processing
  • CAD software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks)

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Participated in the Robotics Club at Michigan State University, where I gained experience designing and building autonomous robots for competitions.
  • Enjoy experimenting with electronics and building projects at home. Recently built a quadcopter drone from scratch.

Volunteer Experience:

  • Volunteered as a robotics mentor at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lansing, teaching middle school students how to design, build, and program their robots.
  • Served as a volunteer at the Lansing Maker Faire, assisting with hands-on workshops and demonstrations related to robotics, electronics, and programming.

BONUS: Follow these same steps to create your cover letter with ChatGPT 

If the job you’re applying for requests or requires a cover letter, you should probably know 85% of hiring managers read cover letters—a number you just can’t ignore.  

Much like your resume, a cover letter is one of the first impressions hiring managers have of you. And while it might feel like a painstaking task (especially after you’ve put in the work to create a tailored resume) with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be all-consuming. 

For the best overview, check out “How to Use ChatGPT to Write Your Cover Letter.”  If you’re short on time, watch the video or follow the steps below to create your cover letter with ChatGPT.

  1. In the text bar, type the prompt, “Write a conversational, persuasive 150-word cover letter for the position of [role] at [company], using the resume and job description as a reference.” 
  2. Then, press "shift” + “enter" to separate lines, and paste the job description you want your achievements tailored to below.
  3. Press "shift” + “enter" again and paste your resume.
  4. Watch ChatGPT write a personalized cover letter in just seconds!

Repeat this process a few times and play around with a detailed prompt until you have a letter you’re satisfied with. (Don’t forget to edit the content for spelling, grammar, and accuracy!)

Want to write your cover letter in even fewer steps? Teal has you covered!

  1. Log in to Teal, and navigate to the Resume Builder in the far left panel. From here, you can start a new resume or work on one you've previously saved. 
  2. Once you've chosen a resume, click the cover letter icon on the far right above the draft of your resume.
  3. Then, attach a job description from the Teal Job Tracker from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click the yellow "Generate with AI" button.
  5. Stand up, stretch, and have a sip of water while Teal’s AI integration does most of the work for you.
Use the AI functionality within Teal’s Resume Builder to tailor multiple versions of your cover letter.
Use the AI functionality within Teal’s Resume Builder to tailor multiple versions of your cover letter.

How to Create a Strategic Resume with ChatGPT in a Much Faster Way

Your resume is more than just a list of your qualifications and experiences; it's the ticket to your dream job. And job seekers don't need to hire a professional resume writer to stand out to potential employers.

With the help of tools like ChatGPT, a job seeker like you can create a well-written, targeted, and accurate resume that showcases your strengths and experience in the best possible light.

Using the steps above, you can leverage the power of AI to take your resume to the next level, but Teal can streamline this process even further, helping you work smarter and more efficiently. 

Teal's AI functionality is already integrated with ChatGPT, offering a range of tools to optimize your resume, including summary and achievement generation, cover letter composition, and more—without toggling between screens and programs.  

Sign up for Teal for free to automate time-consuming, repetitive tasks and craft a standout resume using the ChatGPT integration today! 

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