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Can ChatGPT Write a Cover Letter?


Can ChatGPT Write a Cover Letter?

Franklin Buchanan |

A few weeks ago, I asked ChatGPT to write a resume to see what it delivered. I was certainly left less than impressed with its results, but figured let's see what it can do for a cover letter. It can't be worse right?

Unlike the resume, I came away somewhat impressed with what it delivered. I used my own experience in recruiting as the base for it, and asked it to write a cover letter for a recruiter job.

I have a full tutorial on writing a cover letter but my philosophy behind a cover letter it is that it is not about you, but the job you're applying for. The full cover letter template it created is below, but first a few of my thoughts.

1. I like in the first paragraph it immediately speaks to passion, but I'd like to see it more focused on what the job is actually asking for.

2. The second paragraph is quite good, it overviews its perceived knowledge of my career pretty well and how it equates to talent acquisition. You want to equate your overall experience to how it is relevant to the job you're applying for.

3. The third paragraph and the qualifications statements are where the cover letter starts to lose me because it's getting long at this point. If you're looking to transition into a new field this is a chance to speak to those qualifications, but if you're looking to step up or even move sideways I think you're better off talking about your current role and how it's relevant.

4. The last 2 paragraphs could really be combined into a single paragraph reaffirming interest and alignment.

Overall it's not bad and is something you could easily customize for your future applications. If you're struggling with a cover letter, head over to the Professional Profile services page and see how Post Up Careers can help!

Dear [Recruiting Manager's Name],

I am writing to express my strong interest in the recruiter position at [Company Name]. With my extensive experience in talent acquisition and my passion for connecting exceptional candidates with rewarding career opportunities, I am confident in my ability to contribute to your organization's recruitment efforts.

Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the end-to-end recruitment process. From sourcing and screening candidates to conducting interviews and negotiating offers, I have successfully supported organizations in hiring top-tier talent across various industries and functional areas. My ability to build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers alike has resulted in successful placements and long-term partnerships.

Here are some key qualifications that I believe make me an excellent fit for the recruiter role at [Company Name]:

  1. Proven Track Record: I have a track record of meeting and exceeding recruitment targets, effectively sourcing candidates through various channels, and managing a high-volume requisition load. I am skilled in utilizing applicant tracking systems and leveraging data analytics to optimize recruitment strategies.

  2. Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills: I excel in building rapport and trust with candidates and stakeholders, ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process. My exceptional communication skills allow me to effectively convey job requirements and articulate the company's value proposition to potential candidates.

  3. Adaptability and Resilience: I thrive in fast-paced environments and am adept at quickly adapting to changing priorities and evolving business needs. I am resilient in the face of challenges and maintain a proactive and solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.

  4. Industry Knowledge: I stay updated on the latest trends and best practices in recruitment, keeping abreast of emerging tools and technologies that can enhance the hiring process. My knowledge of the industry landscape allows me to effectively assess candidate fit and identify top talent.

  5. Collaborative Team Player: I am accustomed to working closely with cross-functional teams, including hiring managers, HR business partners, and other stakeholders, to understand their unique recruitment needs and align strategies accordingly. I am dedicated to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to join the talented team at [Company Name] and contribute to your ongoing success. I believe my expertise, passion for recruitment, and commitment to delivering exceptional results align perfectly with your organization's values and objectives.

Thank you for considering my application. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills and experiences align with your requirements in more detail. I have attached my resume for your review, and I look forward to the possibility of meeting with you to further discuss how I can contribute to your team.


[Your Name]

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