With Resume Builder’s artificial intelligence (AI) feature, you can more quickly write your resume’s main sections. Read on to learn how.

Instructions for Resume Builder’s AI Writer

Step 1: Generate job description content

When using our resume builder app, you’ll first see the AI Writer on the “Professional Experience” page. Click the “AI Writer” button in the Work Summary field, then search your job title to view possible bullet points.


Step 2: Edit and add details

The AI Writer’s bullet points are a good start, but you’ll likely need to develop and edit them further. You can do this in the editing pane on the right side.


Step 3: Continue building your resume

After the “Professional Experience” page, you’ll see the AI Writer option for other key resume sections like your education and summary profile. The process is similar to adding and editing text for your experience section.

Note: The AI Writer always generates text as bullet points, but you can delete them in the editing pane if you prefer a different format.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your Resume

The Resume Builder AI Writer helps you quickly get from a blank page to a first draft and can give you plenty of ideas for more content to include. It lets you search any word or phrase, not just job titles, so you can turn a prompt like “Spanish” into “Taught Spanish language and culture classes to students of all ages and abilities” in one click. It also helps you add the right keywords so your resume performs well on applicant tracking systems (ATS).

AI Writer follows best practices for resume phrasing, tone, and verb tense, ensuring you sound appropriate and professional. Using this feature gives you a better sense of that language style, so you can more easily add information to your resume later on.

The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI tools are powerful, but they haven’t changed the fact that writing your resume is a two-stage process:

1. Brainstorm positive career experiences. (e.g., What were your duties and achievements for each past job? What work strengths or credentials are you proud of?)

2. Analyze those experiences against your target job and delete any irrelevant ones.

The first stage requires you to think creatively, while the second stage requires you to think critically. The AI Writer is creative: It’s useful in the first stage but less so in the second. It can produce strong resume content and ideas, but you still have to view that content through the lens of your target job and determine what to include or omit on your final resume.

For this reason, the AI Writer is less useful if you’re making a big career change. It generates text ideas based on your past titles, so those ideas are less relevant when you’re looking for a very different role. But you can still use the AI Writer to search your target job title and related terms, then scan the results for points that capture your overlapping experiences or transferable skills.

The AI Writer’s suggestions may also be inaccurate if your job title was unusual or a misnomer. To account for this, search the general title of the role you actually held. For instance, if your role was essentially sales manager, search that title for ideas rather than your given job title.

Finally, the AI Writer doesn’t incorporate your performance data such as money saved, percentage of revenue growth, or number of clients served. These are important details you’ll need to add to your resume directly. For example, “Sales Manager” results include:

  • Developed sales strategies and implemented customer service strategies to increase customer satisfaction

Change to:

  • Developed sales strategies and implemented customer service strategies to increase customer satisfaction by over 20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Using Artificial Intelligence in Resume Builder

What’s the difference between AI Writer and Suggested Phrases?-

You probably noticed the “Suggested Phrases” button next to “AI Writer.” This feature is similar but pulls text from a different source. The AI Writer uses large language model technology to provide bullet points based on a job title. By contrast, Suggested Phrases draws on our database of strong bullet points written by certified resume experts.

Can I use ChatGPT in combination with Resume Builder?-

Yes. Since the Resume Builder app lets you copy in outside information, feel free to work on your job descriptions in ChatGPT as well.

Like our AI Writer function, ChatGPT can generate text suggestions based on no more than your job title. After creating your ChatGPT account, try this simple query: “I’m a [job title]. Write a job description for my resume.” Then, review the auto-generated text for ideas of what to cover on your resume. You can then flesh out and resubmit your query with work highlights to generate more specific ideas. For instance, if you’re a sales manager, you could enter: “I’m a sales manager. In the past year, I led my team to generate 120% of our revenue goal. I also developed a training program that helped improve client retention. Write a job description for my resume.”

Does artificial intelligence mean I don’t have to write my resume anymore?-

No. One of the key steps to creating a resume is brainstorming your positive career experiences on a separate document or sheet of paper. This lets you jot down plenty of strong examples and details you can then pull from to write the best possible resume. AI hasn’t changed this. In fact, view the technology as something to support your brainstorming, not replace it. The AI Writer’s text ideas are just that – ideas. Let them stimulate your thinking about your past work and help you recall and write about achievements you’re proud of. This is the best approach to building a truly relevant and distinctive resume.

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