40 Best ChatGPT Prompts To Save You Time at Work

ChatGPT is even more useful if you know how to prompt it properly and these are the best ChatGPT prompts to try today.

ChatGPT has an almost endless list of fascinating use cases for businesses. Since its launch in November 2022, it’s been asked hundreds of millions of questions by users – many of whom are using it at work – while an array of other AI tools have been called upon, too. The chatbot becomes much more valuable if you use what’s called a ChatGPT prompt to inspire its responses. We’re here to explain exactly what that is and highlight the best ChatGPT prompts around.

In summary, a ChatGPT prompt is a text input written in a certain way and designed to generate a specific, useful response from the AI software. Prompts are especially good at helping you complete tasks, which make them highly relevant to the workplace.

In this guide, we’ll take you through awesome ChatGPT prompts for a variety of different use cases, and explain in detail how you can use them to your benefit.

What Is a ChatGPT Prompt?

A ChatGPT prompt is any text input or request you enter into ChatGPT for it to respond to. However, there are specific prompts you can use to generate certain types of answers.

Precisely how you word these prompts will make your responses more or less useful. For example, if you want ChatGPT to come up with ideas for blog posts, asking it essentially the same thing twice, but wording it slightly differently, can and often does result in different answers.

There’s now a range of AI training courses available that show you how to leverage generative AI like ChatGPT effectively – but you can also learn by simply trying the tools yourself.

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How to Write Good ChatGPT Prompts

In this article, we’re going to go through quite a few different ChatGPT prompts, that can help with a variety of different tasks. However, writing good prompts for ChatGPT isn’t rocket science – in fact, if you follow a few rules, you’ll be able to get the best out of it.

Give as much context as possible: The more you explain the ins and outs of what you want ChatGPT to do, the more accurate your answer will be.

  • Avoid loaded language where possible: ChatGPT works best with objective facts, figures, and plain inputs, so try to be neutral and avoid subjective framing.
  • Be specific: Ensuring you specify a response word count, a desired tone of voice, and other specifics will decrease the likelihood you’ll have to request another answer.
  • Specify what you don’t want: It can sometimes help to tell ChatGPT to produce an amenable answer if you also specify what you don’t want it to do.
  • Provide examples: Much like a human, ChatGPT often understands best when you provide an example for it to work with, especially if you want it to produce something that closely resembles something you’ve seen online.
  • Ask ChatGPT to “act like” someone: Sometimes, it can help to start your prompt by asking ChatGPT to “act like” a certain type of person that would be particularly well-placed to respond to the query you’re posing.
asking chatgpt for blog ideas

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The Most Useful ChatGPT Prompts for Work

Before we jump into the best Chatgpt prompts for marketing, SEO, and other specific industries and sectors, here are some general ChatGPT prompts for work.

How to get ChatGPT to simplify a concept

If you need a concise, simple explanation of something quickly, Google doesn’t always provide the best answers, especially for hyper-complex topics. Luckily, using the prompt below, you can ask ChatGPT to explain just about any concept, no matter how complicated. If you’re finding the explanation that the sentence below prompts ChatGPT to provide a little bit too simple, just increase the age of the person you’re asking it to make the explanation suitable for.

Example: I would like to learn about [topic/subject]. Please provide me with a brief summary of [topic/subject] that could be understood by a 10-year-old.

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How to get ChatGPT to summarize meeting notes

ChatGPT can prove to be a capable assistant when it comes to summarizing meeting notes, and then constructing emails that relay the main points that were discussed.

Remember, it’s a little risky to input confidential information into ChatGPT, and your company may even have a policy that forbids you from doing so. Always check in with your manager/employer first as to whether they consider this appropriate. If they do, you can use this prompt:

Example: “Below you will find meeting notes from the [your meeting] that took place on [date] and concerned [purpose of meeting]. I would like you to summarize these notes, identify the key concepts and action points that were discussed, and then create an email setting them out in an easy-to-read way. The email should contain no more than 225 words and be addressed to [your /department/meeting participants/relevant parties]. [Your meeting notes].

How to get ChatGPT to write an email

If you want ChatGPT to write an email for you, there’s a variety of different prompts you can use – and you’re probably going to need a slightly different format for every single one. However, in every ChatGPT email prompt, you should include:

  • Who the email is for (family, friend, work colleague, boss)
  • A clear and concise summary of the subject of the email
  • The tone you’d like the email to be written in (e.g. polite &professional)
  • How long (in words) you’d like the email to be

Example: I’d like you to write an email to my manager explaining why I missed a deadline on a report that was due on July 25th. Please explain that my bathroom flooded, and this meant I couldn’t finish by the pre-agreed date. Please explain the report will be handed in on the 27th instead. I’d like the tone of the email to be polite, professional, and apologetic. I don’t want it to sound like I’m groveling. I’d like the email to be no longer than 150 words.

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Image: Tech.co’s ChatGPT prompt testing

Again, as with many tasks, we’d advise using a ChatGPT response like the one above as inspiration/a template, rather than copying it verbatim. Unless you provide it with sufficient detail and a personal touch – which is important for correspondence such as an apology – it may seem disingenuous.

How to get ChatGPT to create a meeting agenda

If you want ChatGPT to create an agenda for a meeting for you, make sure you specify how long the meeting is scheduled to go on for.

Although you’ll have to provide a little bit of detail about what the meeting is about, this prompt will provide suggestions on how it might be good to structure each suggestion:

Example: I would like you to create an agenda for my meeting about [meeting subject]. In the meeting, I would like to discuss [list of things that need to be discussed]. I’d like it to be set out so the meeting runs smoothly. The scheduled meeting duration is [specified time].

Best ChatGPT Prompts for Marketing

Here, we’ll go through some of the best ChatGPT prompts for digital marketing, that you can use to transform your strategy and save yourself valuable time at the same time. Of course, you can ask ChatGPT to help you with almost any marketing-related task – so we’d also recommend having a crack at prompting it yourself, whatever campaign you’re working on.

Just remember to include as much information as possible about what you want – and don’t want – from the chatbot. Below, where we’ve put [product/brand], for example, ideally you should be going beyond just the name or a basic description. Explain what the product/brand does, why it’s useful, and its core purpose.

15 ChatGPT marketing prompts

  1. List common pain points and challenges faced by [a customer persona].
  2. Write a simple script for an advertisement about [product]. The script must be [X] minute/s long.
  3. I want to perform some market and audience research into [industry/sector]. Please produce a list of questions to answer for this.
  4. Create three pieces of copy encouraging readers to sign up for [newsletter/email list]. Please make each piece no longer than three sentences.
  5. Produce five enticing Google Ad headlines about [product] that will drive clicks to [website].
  6. Create a plan for a six-week-long social media campaign about [product/brand].
  7. Generate a persuasive email subject line for [marketing campaign topic].
  8. Create the outline for an email asking customers for feedback on [product/service].
  9. What is considered the best time in the day to post on [social media platform]?
  10. Write five Instagram captions for a [topic/subject].
  11. Write five [Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin] posts about [product/service].
  12. Generate some engaging ideas for social media posts about [product/service].
  13. Come up with some video suggestions to promote [company/product] that I can post on TikTok
  14. Please make a [word count]-word article brief about [subject].
  15. List key components of landing pages that have high conversion rates and low bounce rates.

Image: Tech.co’s ChatGPT prompt testing

Best ChatGPT Prompts for SEO

ChatGPT and Bard can be easily leveraged for SEO purposes. You can even prime ChatGPT to help you squeeze into the sought-after featured snippets box, and we’ll discuss exactly how to do this below.

10 ChatGPT prompts for SEO

  1. Provide detailed instructions explaining how to perform an A/B test on a website page.
  2. Write me a meta description that is less than 160 characters for a post on [subject].
  3. Write a catchy, compelling meta title that is less than 60 characters long for a post on [subject] for me.
  4. Please generate some blog post ideas for my blog about [your blog’s topic].
  5. Produce a list of long-tail keywords for a campaign on [product].
  6. Organize this list of keywords [keyword list] by the intent of their searcher.
  7. Create a brief outline for a three-month content strategy for [your website], which operates in [your sector] and produces content such as [content examples].
  8. Analyze [keyword list] and provide 10 related/secondary keyword terms for each item in the list.
  9. Create clusters for the following bank of keywords, grouped by their relevancy to one another: [list of keywords].
  10. Create a list of queries you may have as a [your target audience] if don’t know much about [products/topics you write about].
Fleet management question to chatgpt

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You can also prompt ChatGPT and other AI tools with text that will help you secure the featured snippets that appear at the top of search engine results pages and usually draw a lot of clicks. You can do this like so:

“I want an article on my website to rank in the featured snippet box for the keyword [your keyword]. Currently, Google shows this paragraph: [the current featured snippet]. This is the section of my article that I would like to rank in the featured snippet box [your prospective snippet]. Please optimize my copy so it ranks in the featured snippet box.

Best ChatGPT Prompts for Ecommerce

If you’ve only just started out in the world of ecommerce, you might find yourself referring to ChatGPT quite a bit. The chatbot is really good at generating slogans to go with brand names, as well as small, compelling descriptions for products.

10 ChatGPT prompts for ecommerce

  1. Write a compelling product description for [product]. It must be no more than [word count].
  2. Outline the most effective customer retention strategies currently being used by ecommerce businesses.
  3. Write a compelling “About us” section for [brand/website]. Include information such as [year your business started], [what your core mission is], and trust signals.
  4. Create a step-by-step guide showing me how to determine the correct price for my [product].
  5. Using the information about my company’s history provided below, write a compelling origin story for my brand. [your brand information].
  6. Provide some suggestions on how to improve the customer reviews of my [brand/product].
  7. Provide a list of reasons why consumers trust online brands, with an example for each one.
  8. Suggest some audience demographics in [country] that it would be useful to base my ecommerce strategy for selling [product] around.
  9. Provide a list of ways a [industry/sector] website can increase its click-through rate on affiliate links.
  10. Create a list of 20 slogans/taglines that relate to my business’s name and mission: [business name and mission].
chatgpt generatin slogans

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ChatGPT Resume Prompts

If you want ChatGPT to give you suggestions for how you should structure your resume, you may have to enter some personal information about your work history for it to work with. However, as we’ve already alluded to, ChatGPT creators OpenAI will save your data and it reserves the right to use it to train its chatbots using it – so make sure you read the privacy policy first.

How to get ChatGPT to review your resume

Use this ChatGPT resume prompt to get ChatGPT to review an existing resume that you’ve already made:

I want you to act as a resume reviewer. I will input my resume, and I would like you to respond with some feedback on it. I’d like you to base your feedback on these six questions:

  • How do I make my resume more scannable?
  • Is my resume structured correctly?
  • How do I make my resume more readable?
  • Are there any grammatical errors in my resume?
  • What should I title the sections of my resume?
  • Are there any ways to make my achievements stand out more?

Here is the resume: [Your resume]

How to get ChatGPT to build your resume

Use these ChatGPT resume prompts to get ChatGPT to help you build sections of your resume, or give you some inspiration for how you should be writing about your achievements:

  • Here is a list of my achievements in [job role]. Please turn them into professional-sounding, action-based sentences with action verbs.
  • His a list of my achievements as [job role]. Can you make them sound impressive, without exaggerating them?
  • Write a three-sentence summary to go at the top of an experienced [your current role], for a new job role as a [desired role]

General ChatGPT resume prompts

If you’re not comfortable adding your job history to ChatGPT, that’s understandable. So, here are some general ChatGPT resume prompts that can still help.

  • What are the necessary sections of a resume/CV?
  • Summarize the key duties a [job role] usually carries out.
  • Write a paragraph for a CV that shows I am passionate about [job role]
  • Create an email that I can attach my CV and cover letter to [job role]
  • Create an email that I can attach my CV and cover letter to
  • What should I avoid writing about in my resume?

We’d advise editing these to fit the specific job you’re applying to, or simply using them as inspiration to write your own paragraph.

How to get ChatGPT to interview you for a job

If you want ChatGPT to help you practice for an interview, to stop it from just generating both sides of the conversation like a script, you have to really insist on it not writing the candidate’s (i.e. your) side of the conversation. You can use this prompt to achieve this:

I would like you to act as an interviewer interviewing for a [position], and I will be the candidate applying for the role. You will ask me to interview questions, and I will respond to them. Please ask one question at a time, and I exclusively want you to reply as the interviewer. I want you to just do the interview with me. Do not write explanations, and do not write what the candidate might say. Do not write all the conversation at once. Your first question should be “how are you today?

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What is the DAN Prompt for ChatGPT?

DAN – which stands for “Do Anything Now” – is the name for a class of prompts used to “jailbreak” ChatGPT, causing it to respond in ways that are considered outside its normal remit and content moderation standards. There are different DAN prompts for different versions of ChatGPT, and they’re quite easy to find online.

When you type in one of the DAN prompts from one of these repositories, you get a message that’s something like this (it will be dependent on the specific DAN prompt you enter).

Image: Tech.co ChatGPT prompt testing

Beware – DAN, as well as spinoffs, are designed to get ChatGPT to operate outside of the content rules created for it. This means it can – and often does – generate offensive or inappropriate answers.

Although the concept of trying to “break” the chatbot’s logic rules is fascinating, be wary that asking it to do this can result in disturbing and offensive responses.

Awesome Prompts for ChatGPT

“Awesome ChatGPT Prompts” is the name of a now widely searched-for GitHub repository of crowdsourced ChatGPT prompts submitted by users. They’re designed to get ChatGPT to “Act” in a certain way, for various kinds of scenarios. All in all, it just saves you a little bit of time you’d otherwise spend typing out your own prompt.

Highlights include prompts that can get ChatGPT to act as a Linux terminal, an English translator, a football commentator, and a stand-up comedian. All in all, there are over 100 prompts on the list – but you can use the titles as inspiration to create your own.

Using ChatGPT Responsibly

If you’re using ChatGPT to assist you in work, then it’s important that you’re leveraging it responsibly. For employees and businesses alike, it’s important to use AI ethically.

If you’re an employee, ensure you’re being transparent when you’re using tools like ChatGPT with your manager and company. If you’re a manager or business owner, maintain an open dialogue with staff about the different ways your business can use ChatGPT.

Most importantly, workplace guidelines on using AI should be created, so everyone is on the same page. Most business leaders don’t think employees should be using ChatGPT without their employer’s permission, so it’s good to iron out exactly when they should and shouldn’t be using it.

This will allow employees to think creatively about the different ways they can use AI tools but in a safe and controlled way.

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Aaron Drapkin is Tech.co's Content Manager. He has been researching and writing about technology, politics, and society in print and online publications since graduating with a Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol six years ago. Aaron's focus areas include VPNs, cybersecurity, AI and project management software. He has been quoted in the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Daily Mail, Computer Weekly, Cybernews, Lifewire, HR News and the Silicon Republic speaking on various privacy and cybersecurity issues, and has articles published in Wired, Vice, Metro, ProPrivacy, The Week, and Politics.co.uk covering a wide range of topics.
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