System Role Prompt Engineering: Using Job Descriptions for ChatGPT Assistants

System Role Prompt Engineering Using Job Descriptions for AI Agents

Integrate detailed job descriptions to tailor AI agent behaviors. This method significantly refines AI interactions across various industries, aligning them with professional standards and operational needs.

Bastian Moritz
Apr 2024

This approach would not only make the AI's interactions more practical and targeted but also pave the way for broader adoption in specialized fields, enhancing both the efficiency and effectiveness of AI deployments in professional environments.

Abstract: The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has led to innovative methods of enhancing machine learning models' context awareness and behavioral specificity. This paper introduces a novel approach titled "System Role Prompt Engineering," which integrates detailed job descriptions to tailor AI agent behaviors. This method significantly refines AI interactions across various industries, aligning them with professional standards and operational needs.


AI technologies, particularly generative models like GPT, have reached a stage where their integration into daily tasks and professional roles is both feasible and beneficial. However, the generic nature of these models often limits their effectiveness in specialized tasks. To bridge this gap, we propose using job descriptions as a framework for developing more refined AI personas, enhancing their utility in specific professional contexts.

The concept of prompt engineering involves crafting inputs that guide AI models to generate desired outputs. Traditionally, this has involved simple adjustments to the language or style of prompts. However, as AI models are increasingly deployed in complex environments, there is a need for a more structured approach that incorporates comprehensive role-based data.


We propose a structured template for integrating job descriptions into AI training regimens. This template includes:

  • Role Identification: Defining the key characteristics and responsibilities of the job as outlined in standard job descriptions.
  • Skill Mapping: Associating these characteristics with specific skills, knowledge bases, and decision-making capabilities relevant to AI performance.
  • Behavioral Modeling: Translating these skills and knowledge into actionable behaviors that an AI can replicate.


To implement this methodology, we used a modified GPT model trained on a dataset composed of various job descriptions across multiple industries. The training process adjusted the model's neural pathways to prioritize responses that align with the professional norms and knowledge pertinent to each role.

Several case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach:

  • In a customer service scenario, an AI trained with job descriptions from the hospitality industry could handle inquiries with the nuance and care expected of high-level service personnel.
  • In a technical support role, the AI effectively troubleshooted issues using the specialized technical language and problem-solving methods typical of IT professionals.

We evaluated the performance of AI agents using role-specific metrics developed to assess their accuracy, relevance, and professionalism in simulations and real-world tests. The results showed a marked improvement in role-appropriate behavior and customer satisfaction.

Challenges and Future Work

While promising, this approach faces challenges, including the need for a vast and diverse dataset of job descriptions and the potential for bias in role-based training. Future work will focus on expanding the dataset, refining the training process, and exploring the ethical implications of role-specific AI behavior.

System Role Prompt Engineering offers a powerful tool for enhancing the specificity and relevance of AI interactions in professional settings. By leveraging detailed job descriptions, AI agents can perform with a greater degree of professionalism and accuracy, making them more valuable assets in their respective roles.

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