ChatGPT Prompts for Career Exploration

NOTE: Treat the generated content as a reference only. Verify its accuracy and rephrase it as needed. Think of the outputs as suggestions from a career consultant with whom you’re exchanging ideas.  


I am a [degree major] student at a university. I love to [insert passions]. I’m really good at [insert skills]. What are 10 specific career paths that match my skills and interests?

Describe the day-to-day responsibilities of a [specific job title], and what qualifications are usually required. 

What are the pros and cons of pursuing a career in [field/industry]? 

What are the emerging fields or industries that offer promising career opportunities? 

What skills and qualifications are in high demand across various industries? 

Compare and contrast the career paths in [field A] and [field B]. 

What steps can I take to transition from my current career to a new career in [desired field]? 

What are the potential growth opportunities for someone starting a career in [specific field]? 

Can you provide insights into the future job market trends and how they might affect certain careers? 

What are some alternative careers for someone with a background in [your current profession]? 

Describe the skill set required for a successful career in [specific field] and how I can develop those skills. 

What are some lesser known but rewarding careers that people often overlook? 

How can I leverage my education and experience to pivot into a new career direction? 

What are the typical work environments for [job title] and how do they vary? 

I am interested in going into a career like [industry/role], or [industry/role]. Can you ask me five questions about my personality and interests and use that information to suggest a possible career path? Can you also suggest some college majors that seem to match my personality?


I want you to act as a career counselor. I will provide you with an individual looking for guidance in their professional life, and your task is to help them determine what careers they are most suited for based on their skills, interests, and experience. You should also conduct research into the various options available, explain the job market trends in different industries, and advise on which qualifications would be beneficial for pursuing particular fields. My first request is “I want to advise someone who wants to pursue a potential career in [enter industry/role].” 


By Courtney Pletcher
Courtney Pletcher Senior Career Consultant