How to use AI to Write your Resume
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With AI, writing a resume is easier than ever.

Writing a great resume used to be the most challenging part of any job search. Now, with VisualCV’s AI Resume Writer, you can easily generate job descriptions for all of your past positions in seconds. All you have to do is provide the job title, and AI will do the heavy lifting for you.

To get the most out of AI resume writing, it’s important to know how to use it. In this article, we will give you the exact steps to write a great resume with AI in VisualCV.

Why use AI to write your resume?

AI resume writing is the easiest way to write great job descriptions for your resume quickly. The AI Resume Writer can take your previous roles and achievements and describe them in a way that impresses hiring managers.

Writing a great resume is a specialized skill. You might be the best gasfitter, database engineer, or CPA in the world, but that won’t help you get a job if you can’t sell yourself with a great resume.

The AI Resume Writer knows what action words to use. It knows to highlight achievements rather than duties. And it knows that quantifiable examples from your career are the most important parts of your experience.

Using AI gives you a head start on a great resume. Even if you still have something to add once the AI writes you a description, AI resume writing is a great way to generate job descriptions quickly. Whether you’re writing your resume for the first time or looking to improve your old one, the AI Resume Writer can help you write a great resume - fast.

How to use the AI Resume Writer to write great job descriptions

Writing a resume with AI is easy. It’s almost as easy as just clicking a button - almost. Of course, you will still have to provide your job titles and achievements. To write great work experience with AI, just follow these steps for every past position in your Work Experience section.

Step 1: Provide your position title and achievements

When you start writing your resume with AI, you will begin by adding your job title and company name to a work experience entry section.

For example, you might simply write:

Certified Dental Assistant Green Ridge Dental Office

If this is the first time you have written a job description for this role, this is all you need.

How to use AI to write your resume

For a more specific result, you should also add some achievements or responsibilities to the Description field. If you have an existing resume, copy and paste your job description inside. If you are writing your resume for the first time, simply add a few achievements or tasks that you are responsible for. The more information you give the AI Resume Writer, the more specific the job description it produces will be.

For example, you might write:

  • Maintained a sterile environment by cleaning dental equipment, promoting patient safety, and ensuring patient comfort
  • Prepared patients for treatment
  • Assisted Dentist chairside with routine cleaning and specialized procedures
  • Managed hundreds of patient records
  • Received and greeted patients as a first point of contact
  • Assisted with checking patients in and scheduling appointments
  • Managed patient intake by interviewing and filing patient information for dentist referrals
  • Ensured all dental records and details were up to date and ready for the dentist
How to use AI to write your resume: example with job description

Once your existing job description is filled in, you are ready for the next step.

Step 2: Generate a job description with AI

To generate a new job description with the AI Resume builder, simply click Improve with AI. The AI Resume Writer will generate a great job description matching the role.

For example, with only a job title and company name to work with, the AI Resume Writer returned:

  • Dental Assistant at Green Ridge Dental Office, providing high-quality dental care to patients.
  • Assisted dentists in various procedures, including cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
  • Prepared treatment rooms and sterilized instruments, ensuring a clean and safe environment for patients.
  • Educated patients on proper oral hygiene practices and provided post-treatment instructions.
  • Managed patient records and scheduling, ensuring efficient and organized operations.
  • Collaborated with the dental team to deliver exceptional patient care and maintain a positive patient experience.
  • Stayed up-to-date with industry trends and advancements through continuing education and professional development.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, fostering trust and rapport with patients.

With the more complete job description, the AI Resume Writer returned:

  • Maintained a sterile and safe environment by meticulously cleaning dental equipment, ensuring patient safety and promoting infection control protocols.
  • Prepared patients for treatment, ensuring their comfort and assisting the dentist chairside during routine cleanings and specialized procedures.
  • Efficiently managed hundreds of patient records, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality in handling sensitive information.
  • Provided exceptional customer service by warmly receiving and greeting patients as their first point of contact, creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Assisted with checking patients in and scheduling appointments, efficiently managing the front desk responsibilities and ensuring smooth patient flow.
  • Conducted patient intake by interviewing and accurately filing patient information for dentist referrals, ensuring comprehensive and up-to-date records.
  • Diligently maintained dental records and details, ensuring they were accurate, organized, and readily accessible for the dentist's use.
  • Consistently ensured the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail, contributing to the overall success and reputation of Green Ridge Dental Office.
How to use AI to write your resume: example with job description and suggestion

If you want to try out another AI job description, click Regenerate. The AI Resume Writer will rewrite the passage and give you a whole new job description to review. You can do this as many time as you like.

Once you have settled on an AI job description you like, click Accept.

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With these effective new job descriptions, our resume is off to a great start. All there is left to do for this job description is make sure it has all the right details.

Step 3: Review your job description

Now that the AI Resume Writer has finished writing your job description, you can review it to make sure everything it wrote is accurate and true. The AI Resume Writer only knows what you tell it about your job, so it’s important to make sure the bullet points it provides are accurate representations of what you do.

Read each bullet point and make sure it is correct. If you want to include some additional accomplishments or achievements from your time in that role, edit the job description and add your details inside. It’s important to make the job description as personal and specific as possible. Including details like percentages, sales numbers, or customer volume will all make your job description much better.

Step 4: Repeat

Once you have created your first great job description using the AI Resume Writer, repeat steps 1 through 3 on for all of the entries in your Work Experience section. You can use AI to write job descriptions for all of your past jobs, passing in your details and accomplishments as you go. This process will make the task of writing your resume much easier and faster.

Additional uses for the AI Resume Writer

For most job seekers, the Work Experience section is the longest and most important part of the resume. This is why we have focused on using the AI Resume Writer to write great job descriptions for all of your past positions. That doesn’t mean that job descriptions are all it can do. With AI, you can also write a:

Summary

The AI Resume Writer can write a Summary for your resume. A summary is a great way to introduce yourself to an employer, and a strong summary can be very beneficial to your job search. To write a resume summary with the AI Resume Writer, all you have to do is provide a job title to the Headline field of your resume, then open the Add Section menu and select Summary written by AI.

AI Resume Writer: Add Summary Written By AI

The AI Resume Writer will then write a Summary using your job title.

For example, if you write:

Senior Marketing Manager

The AI Resume Writer will propose:

[Your name] is a Senior Marketing Manager with a strong background in the field. With a proven track record of success, [name] brings expertise in developing and executing marketing strategies. Their experience includes leading successful campaigns, managing cross-functional teams, and driving brand growth. [Name] holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from a reputable institution. They are seeking new opportunities to leverage their skills and contribute to the success of a dynamic organization. [Name]’s accomplishments include increasing brand awareness, driving customer engagement, and achieving revenue targets. Their proficiency in digital marketing, market research, and campaign analytics make them a valuable asset to any marketing team.

For the best results, wait until you have finished the rest of your resume before creating a summary with AI. This way, the AI Resume Writer will use all of the sections of your resume, including the Education and Work History sections, to craft a great summary. It will incorporate details from your career history to make sure your summary is complete and specific.

AI Resume Writer: Summary Example

Volunteering Experience

Volunteering experience can be just as important to your resume as your work experience. Volunteering shows not only that you have experience filling a particular role, it shows that you are community-minded and can work with others.

If you need a hand describing a volunteer position, the AI Resume Writer is here to help. Simply fill in your position name, company name, and any existing job description, including specific skills or achievements, and click Improve with AI:

Volunteer Lunch Driver Commonwealth Seniors Centre

  • Picked up seniors from their homes and drive them to Sunday lunch at Commonwealth Seniors Centre

The AI Resume Writer will return:

  • Volunteered as a Lunch Driver at Commonwealth Seniors Centre, providing transportation services to seniors for Sunday lunch.
  • Safely picked up seniors from their homes and ensured their timely arrival at the Commonwealth Seniors Centre.
  • Demonstrated compassion and empathy towards seniors, creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience during transportation.
  • Maintained a high level of professionalism and reliability, consistently fulfilling scheduled pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Fostered positive relationships with seniors, promoting a sense of community and social engagement.
  • Collaborated with other volunteers and staff to ensure smooth operations and efficient coordination of transportation services.
  • Actively participated in training and development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge related to senior care and transportation.
  • Contributed to the overall success of the Commonwealth Seniors Centre by providing essential transportation support to seniors in need.
AI Resume Volunteering Example

Building a great resume with AI

Of course, even with great, AI-written resume sections, there are still things you can do to make sure your resume is the best it can be. This might include:

Choosing a great resume format Using an industry-relevant resume template Customizing your resume for every application Making sure your resume will beat the ATS

Ben Temple

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Ben Temple

Community Success Manager & CV Writing Expert

Ben is a writer, customer success manager and CV writing expert with over 5 years of experience helping job-seekers create their best careers. He believes in the importance of a great resume summary and the power of coffee.

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