Article last updated on:
December 27, 2023

Need need a winning résumé?

In this case, ChatGPT can be your personal resume assistant.

Note: Never submit personal data to ChatGP. It is not 100% private!

Let’s get you that job interview!

How to use ChatGPT to write a résumé

You can use ChatGPT to write a résumé from scratch or by uploading an already-existing CV. Simply introduce yourself to ChatGPT (without any very personal data) and tell it your goals.

With a few prompts, you can create a winning CV.

1. From scratch

Writing a CV using ChatGPT from scratch implies going through a few steps:

  • Tell ChatGPT more about you
  • Give it a few prompts
  • Brush the document
  • Save it

Let’s see this process.

1.1. Send your data

Asking ChatGPT to build a CV

Write a bit about yourself and let ChatGPT do its magic.

Here’s what I would include:

  • Basic information about me
  • Past work experience
  • Education
  • My skill set
  • Extra information

You can use any prompt for this.

For example, I just gave ChatGPT my data and asked it to set up a CV.

1.2. Get the CV

ChatGPT will now compile all the information in a professional document.

ChatGPT Writes A Resume
  • Analyze this text, copy it, and put into a separate document.
  • Personally, I’m a great fan of Notion for stuff like this.

It’s a great, modern note-taking app where you can securely store your CV.

1.3. Final touches

Now you can update ChatGPT’s work and edit it according to your needs.

When you’re done:

  • Proofread the CV once again
  • Save the document as a PDF
  • Send it to the person hiring you.

Good luck in securing a new position!

2. Existing résumé

This is easier.

Why? Because you don’t have to lay out all the details you need for the document.

2.1. Paste & Ask

Simply put your CV in ChatGPT and ask the AI to improve it.

Remember to exclude any sensitive information.


Asking ChatGPT to improve a CV
  • Copy your CV’s text
  • Paste it in ChatGPT
  • Ask it to improve your document.

The prompt we’ve used for this example is:

This is my existing CV. Help me improve it

Of course, you can ask ChatGPT for any other specific details. As you wish!

2.2. Follow the advice

The AI will give you an answer once you’ve sent your request.

ChatGPT response by improving a resume

It will most likely be in a list with a few other mentions.

The smart thing to do is to:

  • First read ChatGPT’s response
  • Pick the parts you like most
  • Implement them in your CV
  • Save changes

This is how you use ChatGPT to upgrade your CV — the right way.

3. Help ChatGPT understand you

3.1. Prompts

Use these prompts to help ChatGPT understand more about you:

  1. Past experience: I have X years of experience in Y. Help me build a winning resume.
  2. New opportunities: I am currently working as a X and I want to explore new Y opportunies in the Z industry. Help me make a CV.
  3. Looking for a job: I’m looking for a job at an X type of company — I’ve never worked with such companies before. Make a CV for me.
  4. Post-graduates: I just graduated from university and I have an X degree. Help me create a resume.

These are 4 simple prompts, but they’ll surely help you create a good CV.

It may not be a perfect CV, but surely a great start off

Not helpful enough? See our list of the 10 best apps that suggests prompts and help you talk to ChatGPT easier.

3.2. Information

This section addresses what to include in your résumé.

  • There are many guides online teaching you how to make a CV.
  • However, with ChatGPT, you’re not looking to make the perfect CV all alone.

Here is a list of the barebones-info ChatGPT needs to make your CV.

3.2.1. Basic info

Start with your name, contact info, and a professional summary.

Divide your resume into clear sections:

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Additional Info

This makes it easy for anyone to scan. Including for ChatGPT and yourself!

3.2.2. Past work
  • List jobs, companies, and dates.
  • Highlight achievements, not just tasks.
  • Use action words like “led” or “managed.”

You need to sound formal and firm — this makes a greater impression.

3.2.3. Education

Your degrees, schools, and years attended go here.

If you’re still in school, say so.

3.2.4. Skill set

Lay out the skills you have. From best to worst, including all of them.

Be specific:

  • Instead of good communicator
  • Say Led team meetings that increased productivity by 20%

That’s way better, isn’t it?

3.2.5. Additional Info

Got certifications or special skills? This is where they go.

Here you can also mention any other information you couldn’t fit in the above sections.

3.2.6. ChatGPT it

Use ChatGPT to refine your language, find the right words, and proofread.

It’s like having a personal editor.


This is all the information you’ll ever need to make a great CV with ChatGPT.

Our suggestion is to:

  • Always use your mind first
  • Then use ChatGPT as an assistant
  • Finally, set up a document with both your info + ChatGPT’s

This is why ChatGPT is actually an assistant.

This way, you’re creating an authentic, well-executed CV.

Learn how to become more productive with our guides on how to use AI.

Thank you for reading this,

Ch David and Daniel

About the author

David, the head editor at, has four years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Join David and the team and explore AI tools and contributing to the creation and curation of AI educational content.