How Do I Use ChatGPT in my Personal Life?

ChatGPT ( popped up out of seemingly nowhere. We have been hearing about Artificial Intelligence (AI) for years. But, only recently has it been made available to the general public in such a widespread manner.

Screenshot of the ChatGPT interface as of 07June23.

Non-paid or subscribing users will have access to ChatGPT3.5. I pay for the subscription and have access to plugins and GPT-4, a more capable AI.

This might be a bit of a paradigm shift; type to ChatGPT as a person. Ask it questions like you might normally ask someone a question. Also, be polite.

What can you do with ChatGPT? In the past couple of months, I have asked it to write me cover letters, refine my resume, write responses to emails, develop fraud and information security strategic guidance, and write out Apache webserver hardened configuration files.

Let’s go over a few real world examples with screenshots so you can see more.

Cover Letter

Let’s say you are applying for a new job and want to write a cover letter. Open up the ChatGPT interface and paste in a description of what you want and the job description.

Asking ChatGPT for a cover letter

ChatGPT prints out the following cover letter.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]
[Today’s Date]

[Employer’s Name]
[Company Name]
[Company Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]

Dear [Employer’s Name],

I am writing to express my strong interest in the [Position Title] position at [Company Name] as advertised in the job description. With my extensive management experience, strong operational expertise at the District and Regional levels, and a background in Food and Beverage (F&B), I believe I possess the qualifications and skills necessary to excel in this role.

Over the course of my career, I have successfully managed multiple concepts and operations within the F&B industry, making me well-equipped to handle the diverse challenges that arise in this dynamic sector. My experience at the District and Regional levels has allowed me to develop a deep understanding of operational best practices, build-out processes, and continuing operations across various concepts. I have consistently implemented effective operational practices and controls, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability while maintaining a strong focus on customer service excellence.

One of my key strengths is my ability to foster strong relationships with Senior Representatives of landlords, as well as Federal, state, and local governments. I am accustomed to navigating the complexities of non-traditional venues and have successfully collaborated with various stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. My business maturity, coupled with an open communication style, has facilitated effective partnerships and enabled me to drive sales and profits.

Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking. These qualities have allowed me to identify opportunities for growth and innovation, leading to the successful expansion of operations and the establishment of new revenue streams. Furthermore, my leadership skills have enabled me to develop and mentor teams, fostering a culture of growth, collaboration, and excellence.

In my previous roles, I have consistently achieved outstanding results in inventory and cash management, as well as in cultivating successful vendor relationships. I am adept at analyzing data, identifying trends, and implementing strategic initiatives to optimize supply chain processes and minimize costs. Moreover, I possess a strong track record of driving sales and profit growth through effective marketing strategies and operational efficiencies.

I am excited about the opportunity to join [Company Name] and contribute to its ongoing success. My dedication to professionalism, coupled with my proven achievements, make me confident that I would be a valuable asset to your organization.

Thank you for considering my application. I have attached my resume for your review, which provides additional details on my experience and qualifications. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills and expertise align with the goals of [Company Name]. I am available at your convenience for an interview and look forward to the possibility of joining your team.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]

While I would not copy and paste this cover letter, ChatGPT does a pretty good job of writing this out for you.


Writing a cover letter is one of many ways that this technology can help increase productivity, save time, and help you learn and understand more complex topics. Within the ChatGPT interface, you can keep a series of questions open in a group, with the intent of having the AI understand your context better for each question subject area you ask it. Head over to and give it a shot!