How to Interact with Chat GPT-4 Effectively

Laurie Ruettimann is a workforce expert and podcaster. Please check the homepage for her most recent podcastsLinkedIn courses, and newsletters.


Chat GPT is an advanced AI language model. It can converse with you, answer questions, provide suggestions, and do language-related tasks. It was trained on text data from many sources.

I see the power of Chat GPT-4 for your job, and I think it’s time for you to get curious. The first step to learning about Chat GPT-4 is to open an account and then pay for it in that order. Yes, there’s a monthly Chat GPT Plus version. Sorry that you are just learning about it, while OpenAI has already monetized it. However, your organization depends on you to be at the forefront of these technologies. Do it today.

Listen, you might be afraid of creating an account or worried about doing something wrong. What if you break it?

The good news is that you can’t break it. Knowing how to interact with Chat GPT-4 effectively is crucial for business, HR, and vacation planning. So, please open an account. Then, ask it a question to get started.

I’ve been asking questions for my entire career. First, as a human resources leader. Then, as a writer and podcaster. How do you ask Chat GPT 4 questions? Here are some answers from both me and Chat GPT-4, along with input from Writer and Grammarly.

Be clear and specific.

One of the most important aspects of asking questions to Chat GPT-4 is being clear and specific. Ambiguity or vagueness can lead to inaccurate or irrelevant responses. Try to provide as much context as possible, and avoid using pronouns or ambiguous terms without enough context when crafting your question.

Example: Instead of: “What is its purpose?” Try: “What is the purpose of Chat GPT-4?”

Use keywords and phrases.

To help Chat GPT-4 understand your query better, use relevant keywords and phrases that pertain to your topic. You want the AI to focus on the critical elements of your question and provide a more accurate response.
Example: Instead of: “Tell me about the steps to do it.” Try: “What are the steps to perform a career website SEO audit?”

Break down complex questions.

Consider breaking it down into smaller, more manageable parts if you have a complex or multi-part question. We want Chat GPT-4 to focus on one aspect at a time, resulting in more accurate and detailed responses.

Example: Instead of: “What is the process of setting up an online store and advertising it?” Try: “What are the steps to set up an online store?” followed by “What are some effective advertising strategies for an online store?”

Be patient and open to experimentation.

Remember that Chat GPT-4 is an AI and might only sometimes provide the perfect answer on the first try. So be patient and open to experimentation. If you don’t get the desired response, rephrase your question or provide additional context to guide the AI toward a more accurate answer.

Example: If the first question doesn’t give you a satisfactory response: “How can I increase my productivity?” Try: “What are some proven techniques to improve personal productivity?”

Be a journalist and use follow-up questions.

Don’t hesitate to ask follow-up questions to clarify or expand on a response. Being persistent will help you gain knowledge and get what you need.

Example: Initial question: “What are the benefits of using Chat GPT-4?” Follow-up question: “Can you provide specific examples of how Chat GPT-4 can be used in recruiting?”

In future posts, I’ll give you specific tips on how to frame questions on Chat GPT 4 using specific intros and leads. And we’ll explore questions about all human resources and people operations stages.

But, for today, please remember that interacting with Chat GPT-4 is about asking the right questions. Remember to be clear and specific, use relevant keywords, break down complex questions, be patient and open to experimentation, channel your inner journalist, and use follow-up questions. With these strategies in place, you’ll be able to unlock the full potential of Chat GPT-4 and make the most of your AI interactions.

Let’s be honest: I never steer you wrong. By following these top tips, you’ll be well on your way to crafting better questions in no time!