Improve your resume with ChatGPT: A guide to get noticed and get hired

In today’s competitive job market, your resume is important for impressing employers. With many applicants fighting for the same positions, you need to stand out and get your resume noticed. ChatGPT, an AI-powered tool, can be your secret weapon.

Nonso Onowu on November 08, 2023 Average reading time: 4 min
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Improve your resume with ChatGPT: A guide to get noticed and get hired

It can help tailor your resume for each job and pass through the resume screening systems. In this easy guide, we’ll show you how to use ChatGPT to increase your chances of landing your dream job.

How to get started: Using ChatGPT to create your customized resume

Begin your journey by engaging with ChatGPT. To do so, simply open ChatGPT and initiate the process by using the prompt,

You are my resume creator.

This straightforward command serves as your entry point into the world of AI-powered resume crafting. Once you’ve given ChatGPT this directive, the AI will take you by the hand and lead you through the process of gathering all the essential information required to build a well-rounded and customized resume tailored to your unique strengths and the job you’re targeting.

You are my resume creator
Figure 1

Using the job description

Now, let’s focus on the job description from the company’s website where you’re applying. Find and copy the job description that grabbed your attention. This description is a key piece of the puzzle, offering insights into the employer’s expectations and the role’s requirements.

Once you have the job description, return to ChatGPT and incorporate it into your conversation with the AI.

Sharing the job description provides important context to ChatGPT, helping it better understand the role you’re targeting and the specific qualifications the employer seeks. 

As an example, we’ve used the Test Engineer role at Experis Netherlands. This process ensures your resulting resume aligns seamlessly with your desired job, significantly increasing your chances of standing out to potential employers.

Job Description
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Personalize your resume

Now, let’s focus on making your resume uniquely yours. Share important personal details about yourself, as outlined in Figure 1. Then, simply request ChatGPT to create a customized resume template tailored to the job description.

This step ensures that your resume is not only well-crafted but also aligned with the specific job you’re pursuing, increasing your chances of leaving a lasting impression on potential employers.

See the example below:

Description query
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Description query
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Format your resume nicely

After your conversation with ChatGPT, it’s time to give your resume a professional and eye-catching appearance. Head on over to, where you can easily edit and transform your resume into a visually appealing template. This step ensures that your resume not only communicates your qualifications effectively but also stands out with an attractive layout, making a positive impact on potential employers.
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Get noticed by ATS

As a final step, it’s important to make your resume friendly for the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). To do this, upload your resume to SkillSyncer, a platform made for this purpose. SkillSyncer will check your resume and tell you how well it’s suited for ATS. It will also show you any missing keywords. This process makes sure your resume passes the first screening by the system and fits what employers are looking for.

ATS score
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One of the most important things to get noticed by both the computer system and human recruiters is using the right words. ATS systems look closely for words that match the job description. ChatGPT can help you find these important words by looking at the job listing and suggesting what to use. When you include these words in your resume, it greatly improves your chances of getting picked for the job.

Enhance your resume and interview preparation with ChatGPT

In the rush to submit your application, it’s easy to overlook spelling and grammar mistakes. Let ChatGPT serve as your virtual proofreader, helping you identify and correct errors, ensuring your resume presents a polished and professional image.

Once you have a well-tailored and optimized resume, it’s time to take your interview preparation to the next level.

Demonstrate your genuine interest by showing that you’ve done your homework about the company and the job you’re applying for. This knowledge will set you apart during the interview.

Use ChatGPT to simulate common interview questions and refine your responses. This practice will boost your confidence and enable you to articulate your skills and experiences effectively. Confidence can make all the difference in an interview. Showcase your enthusiasm for the role and the company, and let your passion shine through.

Additionally, remember to actively engage by asking insightful questions during the interview.

Not only does this demonstrate your interest, but it also helps you gather valuable information to make an informed decision if you receive an offer.

By following these steps and leveraging ChatGPT, you can significantly enhance your resume’s effectiveness, increase your chances of being shortlisted, and ultimately make a lasting impression on potential employers. Your dream job may be closer than you think.

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