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AI has made job searching easier and faster. By using AI tools and prompts, you can improve your resume, cover letter, and networking messages, making your job search more effective. This chapter will show you how to use AI prompts to help you get the job you want.

Benefits of Using AI Prompts

1. Save Time: AI can quickly create tailored content, saving you hours of work.
2. Personalization: AI tools can make personalized resumes and cover letters that fit job descriptions.
3. Better Networking: AI can help write great messages for networking and outreach.
4. Skill Development: Using AI prompts helps you describe your skills and experiences better.


Types of AI Prompts

1. Resume Optimization Prompts
2. Cover Letter Creation Prompts
3. Networking and Outreach Prompts
4. Interview Preparation Prompts
5. Follow-up and Thank You Prompts

Resume Optimization Prompts

AI can help you create a resume that stands out and gets past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Here are some prompts:

  •  "Make a resume summary for a product manager with 10 years of fintech experience."

  •  "Rewrite my work experience section to highlight my project management skills."

  •  "Optimize my resume for a data analyst position, focusing on my Python and SQL skills."


Cover Letter Creation Prompts

A personalized cover letter is important. Use these prompts to get started:

  • "Write a cover letter for a marketing manager job at a tech startup, focusing on my digital marketing experience."

  • "Create a cover letter for a senior software engineer role, highlighting my Java skills and teamwork."

  • "Draft a cover letter for an entry-level business analyst position, emphasizing my internship experience."


Networking and Outreach Prompts

Good networking can help you find job opportunities. Use these AI prompts to improve your outreach efforts:

  • "Write a LinkedIn message to a hiring manager at XYZ Company about a data scientist role."

  • "Draft an email to reconnect with a former colleague and ask about job openings in their company."

  • "Create a message to a recruiter on LinkedIn, showing my interest in healthcare industry jobs."​

Interview Preparation Prompts

Get ready for interviews by generating answers to common questions:

  • "Write a detailed answer to 'Tell me about a time you led a project and faced challenges.'"

  • "List questions to ask a potential employer during an interview for a project manager position."

  • "Create an answer to 'What are your strengths and how do they match this role?'"


Follow-up and Thank You Prompts

Following up after an interview or networking event can make a big impression. Here are some prompts to help:

  • "Write a thank-you email to the interviewer for a software development position."

  • "Draft a follow-up message to a recruiter I met at a job fair, showing my continued interest."

  • "Generate a thank-you note for a networking contact who gave valuable advice."


Using External Content

You can make AI prompts even more effective by including your resume, job descriptions, and company webpage content. This helps AI generate more accurate and personalized results.


Using Resumes

Include your resume in AI prompts to create tailored cover letters and optimize your resume for specific roles.


  • "Using my attached resume, write a cover letter for a product manager job at ABC Company."

  • "Optimize my resume (attached) for a data scientist role at XYZ Company."

  • "Based on my attached resume, write a LinkedIn message to a recruiter about finance jobs."


Using Job Descriptions

Add job descriptions to AI prompts to create customized application materials.


  • "Using the attached job description for a marketing manager, write a cover letter highlighting my experience."

  • "Optimize my resume (attached) for the attached software engineer job description."

  • "Create an interview answer to 'Why are you a good fit for this position?' using the attached job description for a business analyst."

Using Company Webpage Content

Use content from company webpages to show you know the company and align your materials with their values.


  • "Using the attached content from XYZ Company's 'About Us' page, write a cover letter for a customer service role."

  • "Write a LinkedIn message to an employee at ABC Company using the attached 'About Us' content."

  • "Write a follow-up email after my interview at ABC Company, using the attached content from their latest blog post."

Example Prompts

Without External Content

1. Resume Optimization
  "Optimize my resume for a marketing manager position."


2. Cover Letter Creation:
"Create a cover letter for an entry-level software engineer role."


3. Networking Message:
"Write a LinkedIn message to a recruiter about job opportunities in the healthcare industry."


With External Content

1. Resume and Job Description:
"Using my attached resume and the attached job description, write a cover letter for a marketing manager role."

2. Company Webpage Content:

"Using the attached 'Our Values' page from DEF Company, write a cover letter for a customer service job."###


Other AI Tools

Tips for Using AI Effectively

1. Be Specific: The more detailed your prompts, the better the AI can create content.
2. Review and Edit: Always review AI-generated content and edit it to reflect your voice.
3. Keep Learning: Stay updated on new AI tools to improve your job search process.


Using AI prompts can make your job search easier and more effective. By combining your personal content with AI, you can create tailored resumes, cover letters, and networking messages. Always review and customize the AI-generated content to make sure it fits your unique voice and experience.

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