Make ChatGPT work for you, not take your job

Amrutha Pagad
Amrutha PagadMar 20, 2023 | 15:41

Make ChatGPT work for you, not take your job

ChatGPT tips for content, planning and ideation. GIF: South Park

Most of us know about ChatGPT and have perhaps tried it out of curiosity. But do you really know how to harness the power of ChatGPT to give you the best results? 

ChatGPT may or may not render some jobs redundant. But for sure, those who don't get the hang of the AI tool or similar tools in the future will be at a disadvantage compared to those who learn how to use it properly.


To be clear, when we talk about using ChatGPT, it doesn't mean generating content to copy-paste it as an original work. That's not why you should use ChatGPT. Instead, it is meant to be used to improve your work, give ideas and make plans. 

So, here are 10 tips to get the best out of ChatGPT: 

  • Mention word count and tone:

Maybe you are having a hard time getting started on your essay, and you want to make it fun. Ask ChatGPT to write an essay or an introduction in a specified number of words and in the tone of a celebrity, a drunk person, etc. 

We asked ChatGPT to write about British colonialism in India in the words of the WW2-era British PM Winston Churchill but in a South Park episode. 

  • Teach it your writing style:

You can also ask ChatGPT to write something in your writing style by giving it a sample. Of course, we don't recommend you use the content as it is or without mentioning it was written using ChatGPT. You can improve upon what ChatGPT provides. 

  • Create outlines, generate ideas, and ask follow-up questions:


The best use of ChatGPT without plagiarism is to get it to plan your content. Ask ChatGPT to create an outline for your content in 5 points and provide it all the research that you have. You can also ask ChatGPT to give more importance to a specific topic or elaborate on it. 

To get the best response, instead of asking ChatGPT everything in one go, ask follow-up questions, and break down the steps and information so that you get a clearer answer. 

If you hit writer's block, don't fret, just ask ChatGPT to give you ideas on how to approach your subject and find a unique angle to a story.

  • Get feedback on your writing: 

It is always better to have a second person read your content, and if you can't find a human, you can always ask ChatGPT to review your work. Get feedback on your article, check for grammatical accuracy, check whether your response answers all the crucial questions, check whether it includes keywords and if it is SEO friendly, and more. 

  • SWOT analysis:

ChatGPT can do the SWOT analysis on a given content. Maybe it is a business pitch or a marketing plan that you want to check on. 

  • Generate headlines and SEO-friendly content: 

Headlines are the window and need to be presented the best for the reader to click on an article. Ask ChatGPT to help you write the headline by giving it the keywords to be used, the content, the character limit, and the tone of the headline; maybe you want to make it a cliffhanger or make it sound like a question.

ChatGPT can also help you write or rewrite content keeping in mind SEO guidelines and keywords. All you need to do is input the information and commands. 

  • Use it as a thesaurus or synonym provider

Have you ever felt like a word is just there at the tip of your tongue but you cannot remember it? Ask ChatGPT what you are looking for by describing the word and ask it to find you a word for the expression. 

Or you can use it to give you synonyms of certain words, but if you don't want lengthy explanations, just ask ChatGPT to suggest only the words and not give definitions. 

  • Screenwriting, creativity, and emojis:

ChatGPT can make your plain essay more creative with a simple prompt. Ask it to make your content more creative and input the content. Or better yet, ChatGPT can write a screenplay like a Quentin Tarantino movie using the information and content you provide. 

If your article sounds too bland, you can spice it up by asking ChatGPT to come up with metaphors or other figures of speech. 

ChatGPT can also generate emojis for you. So instead of scrolling through emojis looking for the best fit for your reply, you can simply ask ChatGPT to do the job for you.

  • Resume and emails

You must have already come across the 101 ways of making your CV, resume, and cover letter using ChatGPT. You can better tailor your resume by asking ChatGPT to create your unique selling points, emphasising a particular role, and making it keyword search friendly (because many employers may be using a machine to scan through resumes). 

You must have also heard of sending cold emails or connections. It seems like a daunting task, but networking is important. ChatGPT can ease some of your pain here; simply ask the AI tool to draft a cold email to a specific person, from a specific company and role for a specific purpose. 

  • Manage your personal life

Not just for work, you can use ChatGPT in your personal life too. Ask the AI tool to draft you a diet plan keeping in mind all the rules that you want and make a shopping list accordingly. This is bound to make your life a lot easier. Similarly, you can also ask ChatGPT to plan a dinner party for 5 people.

ChatGPT can also draft your travel itinerary in your budget, and even suggest you best and most affordable places to stay as per your likes. 

Keep in mind that ChatGPT is not connected to the internet, so the responses may be outdated. Always fact-check and check for relevancy before using the response generated by ChatGPT. 

Last updated: March 20, 2023 | 17:52
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