I’m going to fire my creative director, Dick Smith.
He doesn’t know it yet. Hopefully he doesn’t read this before I fire him because that could get awkward.
Rather than send off Dick on his merry way with a pricey severance package, I decided to run the prompts and create a ChatGPT cover letter prompt for him to use to find his next huge, embarrassing failure. Maybe the next one will actually pay him. (Sorry, Dick, the no paycheck thing was an accounting glitch…I swear.)
So what is the best ChatGPT prompt to use to create a cover letter? Even for a total loser like Dick Smith? I’ll show you. I’ve created a ChatGPT cover letter prompt that will get companies like Subway or Home Depot calling you back in no time. In all seriousness, though, this prompt will do wonders and can work for anyone. Whether you’re a loser like Dick or a winner like me.
The Best ChatGPT Cover Letter Prompt
(Copy/Paste into ChatGPT & Fill in the Brackets)
Write a compelling, impactful, and persuasive 275 word cover letter for a [Job Position] at [Company Name]. Do NOT exceed 275 words. Do NOT make it sound like every other cover letter that has ever been written but DO make it sound completely professional.
My relevant experience is [Highlight your relevant professional experience]. My relevant achievements are [Add any awards, goals that were met, records that were broke, projects that were successful, etc.]. My relevant expertise is [Add what you’re an expert in, tools you are familiar with, knowledge that you possess, etc.]. Emphasize how you can contribute to [Company Name]’s goals and drive [specific outcomes or objectives that the company desires]. Showcase your passion for [industry or field] and ability to positively impact [Company Name]’s success.
There it is. The best ChatGPT cover letter prompt that the world has ever seen. All you have to do is fill in the brackets with your information, give it to ChatGPT, sit back, and watch it do the rest.
Now…back to Dick. I’m sure you want a real life example of what this looks like filled out. Also, I’m sure Dick will be too lazy to fill it out himself. So I took the liberty of doing it for him because I’m a really nice guy and generally just a top-shelf commander of a CEO.
(This is a sample of the prompt after getting filled out)
Write a compelling, impactful, and persuasive 275 word cover letter for a [Hot Dog Guy] at [Home Depot]. Do NOT exceed 275 words. Do NOT make it sound like every other cover letter that has ever been written but DO make it sound completely professional.
My relevant experience is [eating hot dogs, working the drive through at Arby’s, and going to Home Depot to buy Nick Smith tools for his mega mansion]. My relevant achievements are [getting fired from Run The Prompts, working at Run The Prompts, somehow landing a Creative Director position, and leading a marketing team of one person]. My relevant expertise is [touching people, eating hot dogs, working a cash register and stealing from it]. Emphasize how you can contribute to [Home Depot]’s goals and drive [more hot dog sales and satisfied hot dog customers]. Showcase your passion for [home improvement] and ability to positively impact [Home Depot]’s success.
If you didn’t actually read the prompt above, be sure to read it. My hope is that it lands Dick Smith his next job: as the hot dog guy, working out in front of a Detroit Home Depot. Dick eats a hot dog every day for lunch in our Murder Mitten office (or so I’ve heard, I’ve never actually been there). So, I figured this position was right up his bowling alley.
The Cover Letter Produced by ChatGPT for Dick Smith
Would you like to see what ChatGPT produced from that prompt? Feast your eyes on this cover letter masterpiece for Dick Smith, our Creative Director (for now):
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Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the Hot Dog Guy position at Home Depot. With a unique blend of experience, achievements, and expertise, I am confident in my ability to contribute to Home Depot’s goals of driving hot dog sales and ensuring customer satisfaction.
My love for hot dogs extends beyond mere consumption; it is a culinary passion that I bring to every bite. From savoring diverse flavors to experimenting with creative combinations, I possess an innate understanding of what makes a hot dog truly exceptional. By sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with Home Depot’s customers, I am dedicated to elevating their hot dog experience and driving increased sales.
My experience at the drive-through of Arby’s honed my customer service skills in a fast-paced environment. I am adept at providing efficient, friendly service, even during peak hours. My ability to handle high-volume orders with accuracy and maintain a focus on customer satisfaction has been consistently praised by customers and supervisors alike.
While my journey at Run The Prompts presented challenges, it provided valuable lessons in resilience and adaptability. Despite setbacks, I managed to secure a Creative Director position, where I successfully led a one-person marketing team. This achievement reflects my ability to think creatively, generate results, and overcome obstacles.
Furthermore, my expertise extends beyond hot dogs and customer service. I possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to integrity. My experience working with cash registers has reinforced the importance of honesty and trustworthiness in every aspect of business operations.
I am excited about the opportunity to positively impact Home Depot’s success by driving hot dog sales and ensuring customer satisfaction. With my passion for home improvement and my ability to connect with customers, I am confident in my ability to contribute to Home Depot’s goals.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the possibility of joining the Home Depot team and discussing further how my skills and experience align with your needs. Please find my attached resume for your review.
Wow! So good. If I were a Hiring Manager at Home Depot, I would instantly give Dick a call and book him for an interview. Wouldn’t you?
Things to Keep in Mind When Using the Cover Letter
When using ChatGPT to write a cover letter and boost your chances of landing that dream job like Dick Smith’s next role at Home Depot, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, it’s essential to remember that while ChatGPT is an awesome tool, it’s still an AI language model and might not fully capture your unique voice. So, it’s worth taking the time to edit and personalize the letter so that it reflects who you are as a person. After all, you don’t want the hiring manager to think you’re a robot in disguise, unless the job specifically requires you to be one.
Another consideration is the use of AI content detectors. Some companies have caught on to the rise of AI-generated content and may employ AI tools of their own to scan cover letters for any signs of artificial intelligence. To outsmart these digital detectives, it’s advisable to re-word ChatGPT’s content here and there. With that said, I don’t have any statistics or information regarding how prevalent it is for employers to use these tools, and I’m sure many of them simply wouldn’t care if they knew you wrote it with AI.
While ChatGPT can provide a helpful starting point for your cover letter, it’s important to use your judgment and not rely solely on its suggestions. Think of it as your trusty sidekick, offering guidance and ideas, but ultimately, you’re the hero of your own job search story.
Now, does all this necessary mean that copying and pasting the cover letter that you get from ChatGPT is a horrible idea? Not necessarily. If it’s exactly what you want, then go ahead and use it. There’s still a good chance it will work out.
Wrapping it up
AI is the future of Cover Letters and job hunting in general. In Dick Smith’s case, his future is selling hot dogs. Either use ChatGPT to help you or get beat by someone who is using it.
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Disclaimer: Dick Smith is a fictional character. He is not real. He only exists in the warped imagination of his creator: Nick Smith. The firing of Dick Smith is a fictional scenario.