How to Create a Customized Cover Letter using ChatGPT?

Post author: Kevin Sims
Kevin Sims
4/3/23 in

A cover letter is a document that accompanies a job application and provides additional information about your qualifications, experience, and suitability for the position. A cover letter provides a great way for you to introduce yourself to the applicant, highlighting your strengths and demonstrating your interest in the role.

Chatgpt can help you create a customized cover letter making sure you cover your:

  • Interest in the job
  • Highlight your skills and experiance
  • Provide any additional context
  • Show your personality

Lets walk through how this can all be done using chatgpt.

Creating a prompt in chatgpt to generate a cover letter

Prompts enable you to write questions in a way in which chatgpt can answer the question in a predetermined format. Prompts are essentially instructions that you give the ai engine to follow to help make sure your question is answered in the best way possible.

Lets start to work on a prompt to create a customer cover letter.

Chatgpt Prompt design

First we will start with a prompt like below for our question

I want you to act as a cover letter writer. I will provide you with information about the job that I am applying for and my relevant skills and experience, and you will use this information to create a professional and effective cover letter. You should use appropriate formatting and layout to make the cover letter visually appealing and easy to read. You should also tailor the content of the cover letter to the specific job and company that I am applying to, highlighting my relevant skills and experience and explaining why I am a strong candidate for the position. Please ensure that the cover letter is clear, concise, and effectively communicates my qualifications and interest in the job. Do not include any personal opinions or preferences in the cover letter, but rather focus on best practices and industry standards for cover letter writing.

So lets break this down into smaller pieces. First the prompt is telling chatgpt to act as a cover letter writer. This can help make sure chatgpt focuses on the task at hand.

Then we get into making sure it uses appropriate formatting. We are also trying to make sure that the cover letter hits on the major areas that will make sure that this is a customized cover letter for the job.

Creating the cover letter using chatgpt

Now with the prompt created, we can enter this into chatgpt. The outputted cover letter came out with brackets around the area it wanted us to enter in information.

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my strong interest in the [insert job title] position currently available at [insert company name]. As a highly skilled [insert relevant skill], I am confident that I have the necessary experience and qualifications to make a valuable contribution to your team.

With [insert number of years] years of experience in [insert relevant industry or field], I have developed a strong foundation in [insert relevant skills or areas of expertise]. In my current role as [insert current position], I have successfully [insert one or two key achievements or responsibilities that demonstrate your skills]. These experiences have allowed me to develop exceptional [insert relevant skill] skills, which I believe will be highly valuable in the [insert job title] role.

Furthermore, I have a proven track record of [insert one or two additional relevant achievements or responsibilities that demonstrate your skills or accomplishments]. These accomplishments have required me to [insert relevant skill or quality], and I am confident that I can apply these same skills to the challenges and opportunities presented by the [insert job title] role.

In addition to my experience and qualifications, I am also highly motivated, [insert one or two relevant personal qualities such as hardworking, detail-oriented, or collaborative]. I believe that these qualities will enable me to excel in the [insert company name] environment and contribute to the success of your team.

I am excited about the opportunity to join [insert company name], and I believe that my experience and qualifications make me a strong candidate for the [insert job title] position. Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in further detail.

[Insert your name]

Overall, a well-crafted cover letter can help you to stand out from other applicants and increase your chances of landing an interview.

Customizing the prompt to work better with chatgpt

Although this created the customized cover letter, this doesn’t mean that it can not be expanded on the make better. One area i seen was it did not prompt us back on information related to the job being applied for.

One thing you can do in the prompt is to also provide it with some information about you and your work experience. For example lets say instead of saying we will provide you with some information, you provide information on the job being applied for an your experience as well with other similar jobs.


Searching and applying for jobs can be very difficult especially when trying to write customized cover letters for each one your applying to. The ability to create a customized cover letter using chatgpt could help improve your chances of getting a job a lot faster.

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