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Meet Your New AI Career Assistant

Edge GPT

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Write a Resume Write a Better Resume Find a Job Find a Better Job Choose a Career Choose a Better Career

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If you’re new to this, there are simple suggestions for getting the most out of Edge GPT right below it.

Edge GPT 1.5

Your AI Career Assistant

Tip: If you have submitted your resume for jobs and never heard back, there’s a good chance it’s being filtered out by software before human eyes ever see it. Try asking Edge GPT to help tailor your resume for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Edge GPT knows some very useful things.

A Brief User’s Guide with Examples

You can ask Edge GPT general questions about finding and qualifying for the right job, or just have it help you build your resume. You can even paste your existing resume and ask it to help you rewrite it for a specific job you have in mind.

Here are some great ways it can assist you:

1. Resume and Cover Letter Assistance:

  • Customization: Tailors documents to fit specific job descriptions, ensuring that keywords align with applicant tracking systems (ATS) requirements.
  • Writing Guidance: Suggests improvements in language, structure, and formatting.

2. Job Search Optimization:

  • Job Matching: Recommends roles based on skills, experience, and preferences.
  • Market Trends: Provides insights into job market trends and growing industries to identify opportunities.

3. Interview Preparation:

  • Mock Interviews: Conducts practice interviews with feedback on performance.
  • Common Questions: Prepares tailored responses to frequently asked questions in the candidate’s industry.

4. Skill Assessment and Development:

  • Skill Gap Analysis: Identifies skills that need improvement or development.
  • Learning Resources: Recommends courses, tutorials, and certifications to address skill gaps.

5. Networking Tips:

  • Connections: Suggests networking opportunities based on industry and location.
  • Social Media: Provides guidance on how to optimize LinkedIn profiles for visibility.

6. Salary Negotiation:

  • Market Rates: Offers salary benchmarks based on industry standards and regional averages.
  • Negotiation Tactics: Guides users on how to present their case for a fair compensation package.

7. Career Planning:

  • Career Path Suggestions: Helps outline potential career paths aligned with skills and interests.
  • Future Roles: Advises on skills to develop for future career growth.

Here are some sample prompts to help you get started. When you are happy with your resume you can copy and paste it into the form below and submit it to help employers find you.

Career Exploration and Job Search Prompt Examples

Career Path Guidance

• “How can I identify which career path suits my interests and strengths?”
• “What tools or assessments can help me understand the best job options for my skills?”

Finding Job Opportunities

• “What are the most effective ways to search for job openings in my field?”
• “How can I network effectively to find unadvertised job opportunities?”

Job Market Research

• “What are the current trends in the job market for data science professionals?”
• “Which industries are expected to experience the most growth in the next five years?”

Application Process

• “What documents should I have ready before starting my job application process?”
• “How do I write a cover letter that stands out to potential employers?”

Interview Preparation

• “What are some common interview questions, and how should I answer them?”
• “How can I prepare for a virtual interview versus an in-person interview?”

Evaluating Offers

• “What should I consider when comparing multiple job offers?”
• “How do I negotiate salary and benefits without risking the offer?”

Skill Development

• “What skills are most in demand in the tech industry right now?”
• “How can I effectively develop soft skills for better career growth?”

Professional Growth

• “How do I establish a five-year career plan?”
• “What strategies can I use to stay relevant in a rapidly changing industry?”

Work-Life Balance

• “How do I maintain a healthy work-life balance in a demanding job?”
• “What are some effective time management strategies for remote work?”

Changing Careers

• “What steps should I take to switch careers successfully?”
• “How do I gain experience in a new field if I’ve only worked in one industry?”

Resume Building Prompt Examples

Starting a Resume

• “Can you help me write my first resume?”
• “What information should I include at the top of my resume?”

Formatting Advice

• “What is the best resume format for someone with extensive work experience?”
• “Can you suggest a good layout for a recent college graduate’s resume?”

Experience and Achievements

• “How do I describe my previous job experience if I’ve worked in multiple industries?”
• “What are powerful action verbs to start bullet points for my job achievements?”
• “How can I quantify my accomplishments in sales roles?”

Skills Section

• “Which skills are most important to highlight for a project management position?”
• “How should I list technical skills on a software developer resume?”

Objective and Summary

• “What’s the difference between a resume objective and a summary statement?”
• “Can you help me write a compelling summary statement for a marketing professional?”

Education Details

• “How should I list my education if I haven’t completed my degree yet?”
• “Where do I place my educational background if I have several years of work experience?”

Specific Resume Advice

• “What should I include in a resume for a creative industry job versus a corporate job?”
• “Can you help me tailor my resume to better fit the job description of the position I am applying for?”

Cover Letter

• “Can you help me structure my cover letter to accompany my resume?”
• “Can you provide an example of a strong opening paragraph for a cover letter in finance?”

Review and Critique

• “Can you review my current resume and suggest improvements?”
• “What are common mistakes people make on their resumes that I should avoid?”

Advanced Tips

• “What are some advanced strategies for making my resume stand out to recruiters?”
• “How can I use keywords effectively in my resume to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?”

Resume Basics

Resume Summary Icon

Include a Summary

Use the “Resume Content” section to tell prospective employers why you would make a great employee. Learn more here.

Transferable Skills Icon

Transferable Skills

List your soft and transferable skills, like creativity, just below the summary. See our skills list here.

Edit Resume

Edit Your Resume Anytime

Come back anytime to change or add information. The important thing is to get started.

Save a Draft Resume Icon

Save a Draft

If you run into challenges, just click “Preview” then save your work as a draft. No one will see it until you finish and publish it.

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Complete Your Resume

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Maximum file size: 5 MB.
Optionally upload your resume for employers to view. Max. file size: 5 MB.

Posting Your Resume

Upload Your Resume

Upload Your Resume File

If you already have a resume prepared you can upload it above under “Cover Letter.” Complete the required fields, then write “See attached” in “Resume Content.” Ensure your resume is in the functional/skills-based format. See below for more information.

Post in Resume Content

Or Post Your Information in the "Resume Content" Field

Include your summary and information about your transferable skills. There is more detailed information about both of these below. Also list your skills by name in the “Skills” field to help potential employers find you when searching.

The Functional, Skills-Based Resume

Resume Summary

The Resume Summary

This will be your first section under “Resume Content.” Remember, you are writing for the career you want. More detailed information, including examples, is provided below.

Relevant Transferable Skills

Relevant Transferable Skills

This section is critical. You are relying on your transferable skills rather than your job experience, so list those skills with examples to support them in “Resume Content” after your Summary. There is more detailed information below.

Professional Experience

Experience

If you are not uploading a resume file, enter your prior employment information in the “Experience” section above.

Diploma

Education

If you are not uploading a resume file, be sure to complete the “Education” section above.

The Job Market is Ready

3.9% Unemployment

Persistently and historically low.

8.5 Million Open Jobs

Nearly twice the 20-year average.

1.3 Open Jobs Per Unemployed Person

That’s 2 million more jobs than people looking for them.

Job Market Entrants/Reentrants

5.8 million not currently in the labor force who want jobs.

Over Half Want a Career Change

58% of all workers are actively seeking a career change.

FlexJobs

Employers Willing to Hire

70% of all employers are willing to hire and train career changers.

CNBC

Jobs data taken from the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS), dated 5/1/24, and Employment Situation Summary, dated 5/3/24.

How to Write a Resume Summary

Five Simple Steps

Resume Summary Step 1

The Career You Want

Write for the career you want, not the one you’re leaving.

Resume Summary Step 3

Transferable Skills

Explain how your “soft,” transferable skills make you a good candidate for that career.

Resume Summary Step 3

Selling Points

Highlight your top selling points, i.e., the attributes that will make you a great employee.

Resume Summary Step 4

Point to Experience

Briefly explain how your prior job experiences demonstrate your transferable skills.

Resume Step Number 5

Read Examples

Check out our examples. They’ll help you understand how the first four steps come together.

Resume Summary Examples

Example 1

Educator with 10 years of experience developing and delivering educational programs to a variety of age groups. Looking to leverage active listening and interpersonal skills in a career in sales. Self-confident and self-motivated, with the right attitude for success.

Example 2

Former Army personnel NCO with 8 years experience supervising the development and maintenance of personnel databases. Seeking a career in hospitality that utilizes my strong organizational skills. My active listening and verbal communication skills will be an asset with customers/guests, while my intermediate computing skills will be an useful in any capacity.

Example 3

Experienced retail sales associate with seven years experience selling to the general public. Looking to utilize active listening and persuasion skills in the customer service field. Coachable, self-confident, and versatile, for immediate impact.

Your Relevant Transferable Skills

It’s important to list your transferable skills in the “Resume Content” field right after your Resume Summary. Under each skill provide examples from your prior work experience to support them. Bulleted lists are a great way to format them.

Also be sure to list your relevant transferable skills, by name only, in the “Skills” field right after “Resume Content.” This will make it easier for employers looking for someone with those skills to find you.

Sample

Relevant Skills

Active Listening
  • Offer personalized product recommendations that exceed expectations.
  • Understand customer concerns and objections to address them effectively and close the sale.
  • Uncover hidden opportunities for selling additional products and services.
  • Identify areas for improvement in products or services.

The Skills List

Active Listening

Adaptability

Advanced Computing

Analytical Thinking

Attention to Detail

Attitude

Basic Computing

Coachability

Collaboration

Conflict Resolution

Creativity

Critical Thinking

Customer Service

Decision Making

Design

Empathy

Intermediate Computing

Interpersonal

Leadership

Management

Marketing

Multitasking

Negotiation

Networking

Organization

Persuasion

Planning

Presentation

Problem Solving

Project Management

Relationship Building

Sales

Self-Confidence

Self-Motivation

Teamwork

Time Management

Verbal Communication

Versatility

Work Ethic

Written Communication

A Sample Completed “Resume Content” Section:

Summary

Experienced retail sales associate with seven years experience selling to the general public. Looking to utilize active listening and persuasion skills in the customer service field. Coachable, self-confident, and versatile, for immediate impact.

 

Relevant Skills

Active Listening
  • Offer personalized product recommendations that exceed expectations.
  • Understand customer concerns and objections to address them effectively and close the sale.
  • Uncover hidden opportunities for selling additional products and services.
  • Identify areas for improvement in products or services.
Persuasion
  • Use persuasive languge to create compelling narratives around products.
  • Utilize techniques, such as mirroring body language, to establish rapport.
  • Create a sense of urgency or excitement around promotions or limited-time offers.
Coachability
  • Seek active feedback from supervisors and implement suggested improvements.
  • Accept challenges and seek opportunities for skill development.
Self-Confidence
  • Exude assurance and enthusiasm, instilling trust.
  • Engage confidently with customers, addressing their needs with conviction.
  • Remain calm and composed under pressure.
Versatility
  • Adapt communication style to meet the needs and preferences of customers.
  • Transition seamlessly between various roles within a team.
  • Confidently handle customer complaints and issues.

Your “Resume Content” Section Should Look Similar to That

“Skills are like the currency of the workforce today.”

Daniel Roth

Editor in Chief, VP, LinkedIn

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