How to Use Google’s Bard to Make an AI Resume

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March 20, 2024
Edited by
Kayte Grady
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3 Key Takeaways

  • What Google Bard and Google Gemini are
  • How Google AI is different from other chatbots (like ChatGPT)
  • A faster way to write your resume with AI using the Teal AI Resume Builder

If you're having trouble creating a resume and considering using AI tools like Google Bard for help, you're in the right spot.

Google Bard, now called Google Gemini, can streamline resume writing. By using AI, the process becomes simpler, faster, and more customized to your needs. AI also makes it easier to tailor your content for each unique position—showcasing your skills and experiences in the most relevant way.

Want to skip the steps and write your resume with AI without having to toggle between platforms or programs? Sign up for Teal for free!

What is Google Bard? 

Bard is a conversational AI chatbot developed by Google. It uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to understand and respond to queries. As a chatbot, it mimics human writing, engages in dialogue, answers questions, and provides information. It does this by generating responses to various prompts.

A screenshot of Google's Gemini logo
Google rebranded Bard as Gemini in 2023.

In December 2023, Google rebranded Bard "Google Gemini."

Can Google AI make a resume? 

Yes, you can write Google Gemini resume. Using natural language processing, AI can generate text for your professional summary, work experience, skills, and more. 

But it’s important to note that your resume is more than just a collection of text. 

The formatting and structure of a resume are also crucial in making it effective in landing your next interview. 

In that regard, while Gemini (formerly Google Bard) can help with text generation for your resume, it won’t take job seekers as far as a resume builder or the assistance of a professional resume writer.

How to use Gemini to write your resume

Gemini AI for a professional summary 

A professional summary, or short professional bio, is important because it can be the make-or-break factor that captures a hiring manager's attention. Ultimately, an effective professional summary helps you stand out and increases your chances of landing an interview.

Since Gemini doesn’t format your resume, Teal’s AI Resume Builder is used to supplement certain parts of this tutorial.

Before diving into the next steps, now is a good time to create your free Teal account if you haven't already.

Follow these steps:

1. Take your current resume (you’ll need to copy and paste this into Gemini manually or upload a PDF). 

2. Use the following prompt: "Create a professional summary based on my resume."

3. Paste your resume into Gemini after the prompt.

4. If you're unhappy with the initial output, it's perfectly acceptable if you ask Gemini to "try again."

5. Choose your favorite phrases from each option and assemble a cohesive, insightful, personalized, and attention-grabbing professional summary.

For a deeper dive into summary samples, check out this in-depth guide on the best resume summary examples.

Gemini for your work experience

Your resume work experience is arguably the most important part. It showcases your proven success and unique value to potential employers. This section helps a hiring manager see the tangible benefits you’ll bring to their organization.

Note: The directions below assume you’ve entered your resume into Gemini from the last step. If you haven‘t done so, to avoid incorrect information, you’ll need to input your resume to generate an accurate description of your achievements.

And as mentioned before, Gemini doesn’t format your resume for you, so the steps below show how to use Teal's AI Resume Builder to customize and format your resume. 

Follow these steps:

1. Launch "Matching Mode" in your Teal AI Resume Builder and choose a job from your Job Application Tracker to concentrate on.

A screenshot of Teal's Matching Mode
Choose the job you'll be focusing on in Matching Mode.

2. Head over to the "Job Description" tab and navigate to the "Job Description" section.

A screenshot of a job description in Teal
Click on "Job Description" to get the right details.

3. Copy the job description and paste it into Gemini. Enter this prompt: "Craft resume accomplishments with metrics based on this job description and my resume"

4. Copy the output from Gemini and, one by one, paste them as accomplishment examples into your Teal AI Resume Builder.

5. Thoroughly proofread and edit the accomplishments, fine-tuning them as necessary. You want to confirm that you genuinely have the experience Gemini claims you do, and you need to double-check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity.

6. Enable or disable the accomplishments that align with the job you're applying for.

Simplify with Teal's AI

The approach above is okay, but also a bit clunky. 

An easier way would be using the generative AI in Teal’s AI Resume Builder. With Teal, you don’t have to copy and paste and jump around between tabs. Instead, with just a click, you can have personalized achievements that are customized based on your experience, the role you’re applying for—in the same platform you write your resume.

Gemini for resume skills 

Resume skills are important because they give employers a clear idea of your abilities and strengths. It's a great way to showcase your unique talents, making you a more memorable candidate in a sea of applicants. 

Follow these steps:

1. Launch “Matching Mode” in your Teal AI Resume Builder and choose a job from your Job Application Tracker. 

2. Find the job posting and copy the original description. 

3.  Paste the job description and the following prompt into Gemini AI: "What relevant skills should I include in my resume for the position of [job title]? Here is a description of the role: [paste the original job posting here]."

4. Polish the results and select which skills you want to include on your resume. Open Teal’s AI Resume Builder and add them to the skills section of your resume one at a time. 

The key here is to personalize the skills you include in your resume to the job you’re applying to. While Gemini can help, you get even more insightful tips from Teal’s Job Description Keyword tool. 

The tool will highlight the skills you need for each application, including hard skills, soft skills, and emphasis words: 

A graphic of Teal's Keyword Tool

You can then use these keywords and phrases as relevant skills for your resume. 

How to create your cover letter with Google AI

Much like creating customized resumes, writing Google Gemini cover letters should emphasize your relevant accomplishments for the role you want. When done well, a strong cover letter will go a long way in convincing hiring managers that you have what it takes for the role in question. 

Creating great cover letters may seem complex, but it doesn't have to be.

Follow these steps:

1. After using "Matching Mode" to develop a resume tailored to a specific role, copy the text from that resume and paste it into Google Gemini.

2. Then, copy and paste the requirements and responsibilities into Google Gemini alongside your resume.

3. For the prompt, write, "Compose a cover letter using my resume and a job description."

4. Don't forget to refine your new cover letter in Google Docs or another program before submitting it.

Did you know? Teal can help you create personalized cover letters directly from your dashboard. 

3 best practices for using Gemini AI for your resume

1. Give Gemini (Bard) context

Feeding your current resume into Gemini will help it understand your specific skills and qualifications to generate a more accurate result. (But remember, once it generates output, you'll have to toggle back to the program where you store your resume to add it.)

If this sounds like an annoying process, that’s because it kind of is. If you want to write with AI without the hassle of going back and forth between multiple programs, consider trying Teal's free AI Resume Builder

With Teal, you can quickly change the content and structure of your resume to personalize it for specific roles. Plus, you can use built-in AI to get the same type of output as you would from Gemini. 

2. Make your AI prompts clear

When you ask Gemini to generate a resume, be specific about what you want. For example, you can tell Gemini the type of job you are applying for, the skills you want to highlight, and the resume format you want your resume to be in.

Try the following prompt: 

"I am applying for the position of [job title]. Analyze my current resume and tell me which resume format I should use for that role and what skills I should highlight to stand out from other applicants."

There are two downsides to this approach that you should be aware of, both come back to Gemini's limitations. 

First, you’ll have to copy and paste your existing resume into Gemini.

Second, you’ll still need to format the output manually, but Teal can take care of this for you.

To help you get the most out of these AI tools, try these ChatGPT resume prompts.

3. Verify the information provided by Google AI is accurate

This is the most important part when working with any AI chatbot.

Verify that Gemini's output is accurate, especially when dealing with your experience and achievements. 

Gemini is a powerful tool, but it’s not perfect.

Be sure to verify the information Gemini provides before using it in your resume.

ChatGPT vs. Gemini resume

At the end of the day, both tools are similar in how you use them to build a resume. While some experts could argue that Gemini gives better output than ChatGPT (or vice-versa), most users can get the basics of what they need from either tool when creating a resume. 

The problem with a Gemini vs. ChatGPT resume isn’t necessarily the output (both tools are impressive). Instead, it’s that you still need to format and structure your resume if you want to catch a hiring manager’s eye. 

And neither ChatGPT nor Gemini will help with how your resume looks. 

This is why a better alternative is working with an AI-driven resume builder specifically designed to help you with each step along the way. 

Write your AI resume faster

If you're looking for an AI tool that'll help you create an optimized, formatted resume without having to switch between programs or platforms, the best place to start is Teal’s AI Resume Builder

Teal has all the features necessary to create customized resumes and cover letters in minutes, working with the same engine that powers ChatGPT. 

Plus, you get access to other features like: 

At the end of the day, tools like Gemini and ChatGPT should be used as helpful writing assistants. But if you’re serious about landing your dream job, you need a tool designed to help you stand out in every way. 

Sign up and try Teal for free today to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Gemini compare to a resume builder?

While Google Gemini offers an AI-driven approach to resume writing, it lacks nuanced formatting, design, personalization, and a simple workflow.

Want to write your resume with AI in the same platform where you store your entire career history and format your resume design?Sign up for Teal for free.

Can Google Gemini tailor a resume?

Google Gemini can include industry-specific terminology in resumes by analyzing the job description and previous work experience you input, ensuring the language matches the sector you're targeting.

Want to save time and incorporate industry- and job-specific language into every resume on one platform? Sign up for Teal for free.

Can Google Gemini edit a resume?

Google Gemini can incorporate feedback into resume revisions by allowing users to input comments or edits as prompts. The AI then uses this information to update and refine the resume content.

Nathan Thompson

Nathan is a professional content marketer who's been lucky enough to write for some of the best SaaS brands on the planet, including Twilio, Trello, OptinMonster, TrustPulse, and more. When he's not obsessing over performance metrics, Nathan spends most of his time wrestling around with his kids.

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