First impressions matter—especially when it comes to your LinkedIn profile. Because you only have a few seconds to catch someone's attention, it’s imperative that your profile is solid and engaging.
But that’s a lot of work, right? Not anymore.
Enter ChatGPT. It’s an AI (artificial intelligence) tool you’ve probably heard about via friends, the news, or social media. While the enhancements of AI and, specifically, ChatGPT, are SO intriguing, many people still are unsure what it is, if it’s safe, and if it can even be helpful to them.
Well, we’re here to help! In this article and in the video below, we’ll dive deep into ChatGPT, whether you should be using it as a working professional, and one of the easiest ways to start using it (hint: it’s LinkedIn!).
As a business professional, you or your company are probably already thinking about how ChatGPT could benefit your day-to-day operations. It makes many processes simpler by automating tedious tasks quickly and accurately.
And as a networking, working professional, there are multiple other ways you could use ChatGPT for your benefit without having to jump through as many hoops.
For example, you can use ChatGPT in your job search to write resume bullet point achievements, a professional summary for your resume, or written copy for your portfolio or professional website. You can even use ChatGPT to write your cover letter or help with interview preparation.
ChatGPT allows you to spend far less time on repetitive and often time-consuming tasks and instead use that time for more strategic work.
LinkedIn hosts more than 875 million professional profiles. Because of this, you can reach out to a nearly unlimited supply of network connections and future opportunities. Everything from seeking a new job to maintaining your brand is possible with the help of this platform.
And if you already know this, maybe you’ve been telling yourself that you need to update and utilize LinkedIn on a deeper level for quite some time now. Or perhaps you have a very well-optimized, updated profile ready to go and know how time-consuming it can be to keep your LinkedIn in that state. ChatGPT can help with either of these scenarios!
LinkedIn is the ideal platform to test out if you want to get comfortable with ChatGPT as a professional because it’s approachable, requires a significant amount of copy to be successful, and can be executed without the need for an employer, peer, or tech review.
Enhancing your LinkedIn profile with ChatGPT technology is easier than you think, and it’s also completely free. Below, we’ll get into all the ways you can use ChatGPT with many LinkedIn features.
Before we get started, you'll want to grab a copy of your resume. Now's also a good time to create a ChatGPT account and sign up for a free Teal account if you haven't already to speed up the processes outlined below.
And now for the fun part: tangible tips on how to use ChatGPT for your LinkedIn profile.
Now that we’ve gotten past the formalities, let’s dive into the ChatGPT LinkedIn tips!
Here's how to use artificial intelligence (specifically ChatGPT) to create the first draft of a professional summary or LinkedIn “About” section.
Another way to use AI to create a LinkedIn "About" section: repurpose the professional summary from your resume.
Import your LinkedIn profile into the Teal Resume Builder and use Teal’s AI functionality to generate a custom professional summary based on your work history directly inside the platform. (You can also use the "Generate with AI" feature to write tailored resume achievements and cover letters in seconds!)
All Teal members can create two AI-generated professional summaries for free. Sign up for a Teal account today for no obligation to get started.
Next, we’re going to talk through how to use artificial intelligence to help us craft the first draft of your LinkedIn resume achievements.
For this example, we’re going to pretend we’re showcasing the achievements of a Senior Marketing Manager.
Achievements are equally important on your resume as they are on your LinkedIn profile. With Teal’s free Resume Builder, you can skip the middleman of ChatGPT and access free AI-generated resume achievements created with the help of your previous work history.
All members get five generated achievements for no cost, and Teal+ members have unlimited access. Sign up for a Teal account today for absolutely free to get started.
Now we will go over how you can use ChatGPT to create a stellar LinkedIn headline. You can ask ChatGPT to create a headline in a specific writing style, so keep that in mind and don't be afraid to add your own custom enhancements. (That said, caution with too many emojis in your headline. They can be hard to read.)
Our final LinkedIn tip involves using AI to write LinkedIn messages to new connections. This is especially helpful when you’re in a job search and connecting with hiring managers, and potential team members.
Before officially using ChatGPT to optimize your profile, we suggest utilizing Teal's free LinkedIn Review tool to analyze your profile and offer personalized suggestions on how to improve specific areas so it ranks well in LinkedIn search and showcases your achievements in the best possible light.
Once you know which areas you need to work on, you'll know exactly how to use ChatGPT to improve it.
After you’ve tackled your summary, headline, experience, etc., with the help of ChatGPT, we suggest you run your profile through the LinkedIn Review analyzer an additional time to see your improved score and ensure you’re putting your best foot forward.
Having an optimized LinkedIn profile and, more specifically, a professional online presence, will automatically open you up to more opportunities. And if you’re ready to capitalize on these opportunities, we have the tools for you! Alongside our LinkedIn Review tool, Teal offers a free Job Tracker and Resume Builder.
With these tools in hand, you can organize your job search and optimize your resume based on the roles you apply for with guided support and ease. And now, with Teal and ChatGPT, all Teal members can generate professional summaries, write resume achievements, and craft compelling cover letters in seconds.
Not only will these assets be created quickly and easily, but they’ll also be crafted with the help of your previous work experience and the job descriptions of the roles you’re applying for. Doing so will allow you to complete a high-quality, tailored resume and cover letter that you can feel confident submitting.
Sign up for a Teal account today for absolutely free to get started.
We hope you found these tips helpful! Please check out additional Teal articles on ChatGPT below if you’re interested in learning more.
ChatGPT, short for Chat-based Generative Pre-trained Transformer, uses natural language processing (NLP) to quickly and accurately generate texts from your conversations. Using simple commands such as “summarize my resume” or “highlight my experience,” ChatGPT can automatically create compelling descriptions in just a few minutes without manual editing.
Not only does it provide convenience and efficiency, but it also ensures your written content is grammatically correct and concisely captures your accomplishments and ambitions. With ChatGPT at hand, you can be sure that your LinkedIn profile will stand out from the competition.
ChatGPT can quickly and easily generate a LinkedIn summary draft for you to build upon!
However, we highly suggest you still provide details about your experience, strengths, and goals to craft an authentic final version.
We also suggest revising the final version until it meets your expectations and accurately reflects your background.
You can use ChatGPT in a variety of different ways on LinkedIn. Firstly, you can use it to craft your bio with the help of your resume. You can also use it to craft resume achievements, a LinkedIn headline, and your messages and comments. We've even seen people use LinkedIn to create actual posts.
As we've mentioned, we highly suggest tweaking whatever content ChatGPT creates for you to make it authentic and accurate. We also suggest that you provide as much guidance as possible in your prompts.