How to Find Your Perfect Career Path with ChatGPT [incl. the best ChatGPT prompts you need]

Mar 30, 2023

Are you tired of feeling unfulfilled and unhappy in your career, despite all your achievements and hard work? Do you dream of a career change that will finally make you excited to get out of bed in the morning? You’re not alone. Many people find themselves in the same position as you, wondering if there’s more to life than just a paycheck and a job title.

The truth is, finding your perfect career path can be a daunting task. It can feel overwhelming to navigate the job market and figure out what will truly make you happy and fulfilled. But don’t worry, there’s hope.

And ChatGPT, which has recently taken the world by storm, can be a helpful tool for identifying your ideal career path. It uses machine learning algorithms to understand and generate human-like responses to a wide variety of questions and topics. Given the right prompts, it can provide valuable insights and recommendations that can help you make informed decisions about your career.

Let’s explore how:


Step 1: Identify Your Strengths, Skills, and Values

When it comes to finding your ideal career path, it all starts with knowing yourself. You are the expert on your own strengths, skills, and interests, and no one knows these things better than you do. By taking the time to reflect on what makes you unique and what you excel at, you can start to identify the types of careers and roles that would be a good fit for you.

Start by answering the following 10 questions:

  • What is your educational background?
  • What are your skills and areas of expertise?
  • What are your values, and what kind of work culture do you thrive in?
  • What do you love to do, even if you’re not getting paid for it?
  • What type of work do you find most fulfilling?
  • What tasks do you enjoy doing the most?
  • What comes naturally to you?
  • What feedback have you received from colleagues or managers about your strengths?
  • What type of work have you done in the past that you enjoyed the most?
  • What type of work have you done in the past that you didn’t enjoy?

To illustrate how you can answer these questions, I’d like you to meet my client Joy, a successful Research Analyst who had been working for the same company for over five years. She was well-respected, had a great salary, and was well-versed in her field. Yet, something was missing. Despite all her success, Joy felt unfulfilled and unhappy in her current career. She knew she needed a change but wasn’t sure where to start.

Shortly after working with me, she landed her dream job as a Marketing Manager. But before I tell you more about her success, let’s start at the beginning of her career change journey: Gaining clarity on what her ideal career path looks like. 

Through a deep dive into what work is fulfilling to her, we discovered that she loves collaborating with others and making an impact in her community. We identified that she excels at presenting data in creative and visual ways. Looking into the feedback she received from colleagues and managers about her strengths, she realized that she was highly skilled at project management and had a natural ability to lead and inspire others. Finally, we took note of the type of work she had done in the past that she enjoyed the most, which included planning events and conducting market research.

Now it’s your turn to answer the 10 questions above. Then, having these insights and a clear understanding of your strengths and values, it’s time to move on to the next step of the process, which involves using ChatGPT to write your ideal job description.


Step 2: Write Your Ideal Job Description with ChatGPT

Imagine waking up every morning excited to start your workday because you know that you’ll be doing tasks that you’re passionate about and that align with your strengths and skills. That’s the power of writing your ideal job description.

Writing your ideal job description is a crucial step in finding your perfect career path because it helps you clarify what you want in your next position. Think of it as a wish list for your dream job.

Your ideal job description should reflect your unique strengths, skills, and interests. It’s your chance to create a job that fits your personality, lifestyle, and values. So, don’t be afraid to dream big and aim high. The more specific and detailed your ideal job description is, the better your chances are of finding your dream job.

Let’s get back to Joy. Once we found out that she loved the creative side of things and enjoyed collaborating with others, it was time to write her ideal job description – and this is where ChatGPT comes in.

Prompt ChatGPT with “Write my ideal job description based on the following information: *enter the answers to the questions outlined in step 1*”. And always keep in mind: the better the input, the better the output.

Here’s how this looked like in Joy’s case:

Can you feel the excitement building as we wait for ChatGPT to generate the response? Let’s take a deep breath, stay positive …and here it is:


Thank you ChatGPT, that was pretty good!

ChatGPT might not get it right the first time, so you can use the following prompts to improve your ideal job description:

  • Can you provide me with some additional responsibilities that focus on (tasks you enjoy, e.g., content creation and management)?
  • What are some additional duties to enhance the effectiveness of (tasks you enjoy, e.g., social media campaigns)?
  • Can you suggest some additional responsibilities that include (tasks you enjoy, e.g., data analysis and marketing research)?

Now open a blank Word document and copy & paste the tasks and responsibilities in it that you’d most love to do in your next position. Keep prompting ChatGPT until you have a list of 12-18 tasks and responsibilities in your Word document. The result will be your ideal job description – one that you’d be over the moon excited to wake up and work on every day!



Step 3: Use ChatGPT to Find Your Ideal Job Titles

Now that you have your ideal job description, it’s time to find out what this job is called on the job market. Enter the following prompt into ChatGPT:

“Provide the 10 most likely job titles for the following job description *copy & paste your ideal job description from Step 2*”

Here is how this looked in Joy’s case:



And here’s ChatGPT’s response:


And here you go, a list of 10 job titles that align with what you truly want to do. Isn’t it amazing what Artificial Intelligence can do? It can help you identify new career paths that you may not have considered before, opening up new possibilities and opportunities.

But keep in mind that AI also has its limitations. AI can analyze data and provide suggestions based on the data you input, but it can never fully replace the value of human intuition and personal experience. A good career coach can provide a level of insight and guidance that an AI program cannot. So, while AI can be a valuable tool, it’s important to remember that it is best used in conjunction with, not as a replacement for, human guidance and support.



Finding your perfect career path requires time, effort, and self-reflection. By following the three steps outlined above and using ChatGPT, you can explore job titles that would make you happy and fulfilled. The next steps are researching these career paths, talking to people who do the work you’d love to do, and, if necessary, building the skills required to make your desired career change.

As you embark on this journey of self-discovery, I want you to remember the story of Joy. Joy was a Research Analyst who felt unfulfilled and unhappy in her career. But by taking the time to identify her strengths, skills, and interests, she was able to write her ideal job description and land her dream job. Today, Joy is a Marketing Manager and is thriving in her new career.

I want you to know that you can do it too. You can find the job that makes you happy and fulfilled. And if you’re ready to take the next step in your career journey, I invite you to join the Career Clarity Challenge. In just 5 days, you’ll discover the career you were meant to do and have an actionable plan to turn that dream into a reality.



Remember, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and make a change. Joy was once in your shoes, but she took action and found her perfect career path. You can do it too. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and I know you will find success.


PS. For those who prefer a more immersive experience, I invite you to check out my YouTube video “How to Find Your Perfect Career Path with Chat GPT” in which I personally guide you through each of the three steps.


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