How to Write a Google Gemini Cover Letter (With AI Prompts!) 

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March 22, 2024
Edited by
Kayte Grady
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3 key takeaways

  • Can Google Bard write a cover letter? (Yes!)
  • Best practices and prompts for using Google AI to write a cover letter 
  • A faster way to write your cover letter for free using Teal's AI Resume Builder

Thinking about using Google Bard or Google Gemini to write a cover letter that stands? Look no further. 

Bard (now Google Gemini) is more than just AI—it's your secret for navigating the job search and application process. Whether it's writing resume achievements, researching skills, or, in this case, writing an exceptional cover letter, Bard is a go-to tool for tailoring your professional story to every unique job and showcasing your relevant qualifications (and enthusiasm for the role!).

So get ready; your journey to creating a standout Google Bard cover letter (and boosting your job search) starts now.

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

What is Google Bard?

Google Bard is an extensive language model (LLM) chatbot developed by Google AI. And it's trained on a massive dataset of text and code. 

Google Bard can:

  • Generate text: Bard can generate text in various styles, including news articles, blog post ideas and posts, code, email, letters, cover letters, resumes, and more!
  • Translate languages: Bard can translate over 100 languages.
  • Answer questions: Bard can answer your questions comprehensively and informally—even if they're open-ended or challenging.
  • Write creative content: Bard can write different kinds of creative content, such as poems, stories, scripts, and musical pieces.

Watch how easily Bard can craft a professional summary for your resume in the video below.

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

Can Google AI write a cover letter?

Yes, Google Gemini can help you write your cover letter. You can also use Google Gemini for your resume. With natural language processing abilities, it can help you craft a customized letter for every job application.

But it's important to note that, especially at this stage of AI development, it should never be used without human review. 

The formatting and structure of your cover letter are crucial to landing your next interview, so always take time to review any AI-generated content for accuracy, spelling, and grammar.

How to write a Gemini AI cover letter

Since Gemini doesn't store your resume, Teal's AI Resume Builder supplements certain parts of this tutorial.

Before jumping into the next steps, now is a good time to create your free Teal account.

Follow these steps:

1. Find your current resume in Teal. Then, copy and paste it into Gemini manually or upload it as a PDF.

2. Copy and paste the job description of the role you're applying to from your Job Application Tracker into Gemini beneath your resume.

3. Use the prompt: "Create a cover letter based on my resume and the attached job description."

4. If you're unhappy with the initial output, prompt Gemini to "try again."

5. Choose your favorite version or assemble a cohesive, insightful, personalized, and attention-grabbing cover letter from Gemini's different outputs.

A screenshot of a Google AI cover letter
Upload your resume and a job description to write a Gemini cover letter.

Write your cover letter with AI—faster

If you want to save time, there's a faster way than using Google Gemini or ChatGPT to write your cover letters, and that's Teal.

Rather than taking significant time to toggle between screens, copy and paste your resume, write prompts, edit content, and more, Teal has built-in AI  to help you write a concise cover letter thats customized for your tone, voice, keywords, and more all for a specific job—quickly.

5 Google AI cover letter prompt examples

Now that you've learned more about what Gemini is and know how to use it let's get into some specific prompts you can give Google Gemini to create your cover letter. 

AI cover letter prompt for a marketing position

Prompt: Write a cover letter for a [role] at [company], highlighting my creativity, data-driven approach, and passion for innovative strategies. Additional resources: I've included my resume for reference. Use the job description below to pull the most important keywords and research [company name] 's mission, values, and recent marketing campaigns to tailor your letter accordingly.

AI cover letter prompt for a customer success job

Prompt: Compose a cover letter for a [type of position] role at [company], emphasizing my soft skills of communication and empathy, relevant accomplishments, and ability to handle difficult customers. Additional resources: My resume and the job posting are attached for reference. Pull relevant keywords from and study the [company name] 's policies and practices, and mention any relevant experience or training I have.

AI cover letter prompt for a project manager

Prompt: Write a 200-word cover letter for a highly motivated [title] at [company], showcasing my organizational skills, problem-solving abilities, and track record of successful project completion. Additional resources: My resume is included for reference. Familiarize yourself with the [type of industry] and [company] 's areas of expertise. Highlight my relevant certifications or past project successes using metrics.

AI cover letter prompt for a leadership role

Prompt: Write a cover letter for a [title] at [company]. Highlight my employee management skills, communication skills, and dedication to fostering a positive professional team environment. Additional resources: Research [company name] 's approach to CX and EX. Mention any relevant certifications and specialized training using my resume below as a reference.

AI cover letter prompt for a backend engineer position

Prompt: Compose a short cover letter for a [job title] role at [company name]. Emphasize my experience, technical knowledge, and ability to build code using different programs. Additional resources: Learn about [company name] 's products. Include specific achievements and metrics to demonstrate my track record.

Best practices for writing a Gemini AI cover letter

Now that you know that Google Gemini can write your cover letter, let's review some tips and best practices for getting the desired results quickly.

Give Gemini context

Feeding your resume into Google Gemini will help it understand your specific skills and qualifications to generate a more accurate cover letter. 

Unfortunately, Google Gemini can't store your resume. That means you'll need to manually enter the information from your existing resume by copying and pasting or uploading it from a different platform.

If this sounds like an annoying process, that's because it kind of is. 

It's one of the reasons to try Teal's free AI Resume Builder

You can quickly change the content and structure of your resume to personalize it for specific roles. (Plus, you can use the built-in AI for resume creation and cover letters, getting the same output Google Gemini or ChatGPT produces. But in fewer steps.) 

Sign up for Teal and start building your resume today! 

Make your AI prompts clear

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

Try something like the following cover letter prompt. (You can also use one of the ten (should this be five?) prompts featured below!)

"I am applying for the position of [insert job title] at [company]. Analyze my current resume and draft a conversational, persuasive 200-word or less customized cover letter using the job description below. Be sure to include relevant metrics and my skills in [skill], [skill], and [skill]."

Customize your cover letters

Cover letter writing can be time-consuming. But it's important to remember that writing a personalized cover letter for every job you apply to is critical, as long as you have the right tools (like Google Gemini, ChatGPT, or Teal), to make the process efficient.

A customized cover letter will help you stand out and grab attention as a qualified candidate, highlighting critical points with the skills and qualifications the hiring manager is looking for when filling a specific role.

In your prompt, include a list of or tell Gemini to pull relevant keywords from the job description and incorporate them into your cover letter.

Pro Tip: Teal's Job Description Keyword Finder can help you find the right keywords for every role—in the same place you store your resume, write your cover letter, and track your entire job search.

A graphic of Teal's Job Description Keyword tool in action
Find the right keywords for every cover letter with Teal.

Verify the information provided by Gemini

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

Verify that Gemini's initial output is accurate—especially when dealing with personal experience, achievements, metrics, and skills. You may have to give several simple prompts to get the answer you're looking for.

Gemini is a powerful tool, but it's not perfect. Be sure to verify the information Gemini provides before using it in your cover letter. 

Remember, the field of AI is evolving fast, and both platforms will likely see significant improvements in the near future. To stay up-to-date with the latest in how AI can help your job search, be sure to sign up for Teal's weekly newsletter.

Write a cover letter faster with Teal

Now that you understand how to use Google Gemini to write your cover letter, you should know there's a faster, more streamlined way to create tailored cover letters to help your application stand out.

Teal has AI functionality built into the software—providing the tools and efficiency you need to make your job application stand out—all in one place. Teal's Cover Letter Generator pulls from your experience and a job description so every letter is unique to the role you're applying for.

Follow these steps:

1. If you haven't already, sign up for your free Teal account. Log in and navigate to the AI Resume Builder in the far left panel and select the resume you'll be working with. Then, click the cover letter icon at the top of your screen.

A screenshot of dashboard tabs in Teal
Click "Cover Letter" to get started.

2. From this screen you can select the job you're writing a cover letter for and set specific parameters like length, tone, and custom prompts.

Customize every part of your cover letter in one place.

3. Watch AI write your personalized cover letter in less than 30 seconds.

Write your AI cover letter today

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. 

With Teal, in addition to AI within the AI Resume Builder, you'll also get:

Ready write your cover letter without toggling between multiple platforms, programs, and files?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Google Bard or Gemini AI to personalize my cover letter for different job applications?

Absolutely! Google Bard and Gemini AI can help tailor your cover letter to various job roles by suggesting industry-specific language and phrases. Input the job description and the AI can generate prompts to create a customized cover letter that aligns with the employer's requirements.

How does Google Bard or Gemini AI ensure my cover letter remains unique and not generic?

Google Bard and Gemini AI utilize advanced language models to generate creative and original content. By feeding the AI specific details about your experience and the job you're applying for, it can craft a cover letter that stands out with unique expressions and a narrative that reflects your personal brand.

What are the best practices for editing an AI-generated cover letter?

After using AI to draft your cover letter, it's important to review and edit the content for clarity, tone, and relevance. Ensure that the AI's suggestions align with your professional voice and make any necessary adjustments to grammar, punctuation, and personal details to maintain authenticity and professionalism.

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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