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    How to Use ChatGPT or Bard to Discover If a Job Matches Your Skills

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    How to Use ChatGPT or Bard to Discover If a Job Matches Your SkillsYour client wants to apply for a job and they need to discover if it matches their skills. In seconds, ChatGPT or Bard can tell you if there is a fit.

    It’s pretty cool!

    I do this conversationally as the Bot can’t fit ALL the necessary data in one prompt.

    If you try to cut and paste too much, it won’t tell you that content doesn’t fit and is cut off; it will just cut it off.

    Plus, I really like being conversational with it when I’m working here alone from home.

    I use cut and paste and DO NOT clean up format.

    As you can see, the target job description still got cut off as it stops mid-word, but I made sure we weren’t losing anything critical.

    Here’s what I entered to discover if a job target matched my clients skills:

    MY PROMPT: Am I a fit for this job? Then I pasted in the following and clicked the submit arrow: 

    Job Title: Receiving Dock Coordinator

    LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.
    At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our outstanding skills and experiences to create, craft and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture supports employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, encouragement and focus and if you have the passion, we want to build a better tomorrow with you!

    The Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program is seeking a Receiving Dock Coordinator to join our mission in Cape Canaveral, FL!

    As a Receiving Dock Coordinator with Lockheed Martin Space at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, you will support the Warehouse Operations group by providing oversight of the receipt process for parts, equipment, and service requests. You will utilize multiple data systems and other data sources to perform technical research in order to resolve issues related to the receipt of items. This role will provide material operations support to various customers while working in a fast-paced warehouse environment. You will utilize multiple data systems to plan, schedule and manage the efficient movement of material from receiving to the stockroom, and other locations, in support of internal and external customer needs and contractual requirements. In this role, you will coordinate with Subcontracts, Material Planners, Item Managers, Engineers, and Production Controllers to resolve issues with incoming material and to expedite the delivery of all incoming items.

    Additional responsibilities include:

    Identify issues with respect to the receipt of material and then work with various company and Government organizations, and suppliers to quickly resolve those issues.
    Expedite the delivery of hardware to end users to minimize impacts to Engineering project and production schedules.
    Generate reports and develop metrics to status performance to leadership. Identify issues and concerns and evaluate impacts to operations.
    Interact with internal and external company and Government organizations that include Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance and Planning daily.
    Participate in process improvement activities in various functional areas.
    Provide guidance and information to co-workers.
    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience working with computer applications (such as Microsoft Office Suite).
    Experience using data systems used for the management of material and for control of property (e.g.: SAP, ASRS, ECE, EPDM, I2S, IMAP) or equivalent Enterprise Resource Planning tools.
    Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance.
    Desired Skills:
    Self-starter and effective multi-tasking skills.
    Capable of working independently as well as in a team environment.
    Experience in inventory control, warehouse operations, or logistics.
    Demonstrated ability working in SAP, Material Acquisition System (MAS), IMAP/PRISM and ASRS.
    Understanding of company and government shipping, stores, transportation and receiving documents.
    Experience working with typical Government shipping documents such as DD1149, DD250, DD1348, GBL or equivalent.
    Familiarization with NWRM, classified hardware, ordnance, hazmat and sensitive material handling.
    Ability to perform investigative research to determine validity, justification and accuracy of documents and processes and to determine solutions that resolve Shipping issues.
    Excellent computer, math, and communication skills
    Understanding of company and government requirements (e.g.: FAR, CFR, DOT, DTR, OD, ERP).
    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Inventory Control/Warehouse

    Now, the Bots didn’t have the job seeker’s description yet for comparison, but this is what ChatGPT replied:

    BOT RESPONSE: 

    As an AI language model, I do not have access to your experience. However, based on the job description provided by Lockheed Martin Corporation, if you have experience working with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, as well as experience using data systems used for the management of material and for control of property such as SAP, ASRS, ECE, EPDM, I2S, IMAP, or equivalent Enterprise Resource Planning tools, and you are able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance, you may be a good fit for this role.

    Additionally, experience in inventory control, warehouse operations, or logistics, as well as familiarity with company and government shipping, stores, transportation and receiving documents, would be advantageous. You should also possess excellent computer, math, and communication skills, as well as the ability to perform investigative research to determine the validity, justification, and accuracy of documents and processes, and demonstrated problem resolution and customer service skills.

    Ultimately, the decision on whether you are a match for this job will depend on a variety of factors, including your qualifications and experience, the specific requirements and expectations of the employer, and the overall fit of your skills and experience with the responsibilities of the job.

    That’s pretty cool but not ultimately helpful so we move to the final step.

    MY PROMPT: Here is my experience to check for a match. Then I pasted in the following and clicked the submit arrow: 

    Receiving Clerk – Stock Room & Material Handling

    Shipping & Receiving: Handled high-volume shipping, receiving, storing and for the DOD and international customers for military and commercial applications. Individual parts valued up to $500,000, prepared and packages to MIL-STDs per customer.

    Inspection: Unpacked and performed initial repair inspection, created appropriate documentation upon receiving parts and materials. Checked incoming items against purchase orders and invoices.

    Equipment & Software: Utilized MS Word, Outlook and Excel as well as Epicor ERP software in processing goods shipped and received, and in maintaining records. Used pallet jacks, height adjustable carts, forklifts and delivery vans.

    Hazardous Materials Receiving: Received hazardous materials utilizing past experience in auditing hazardous material documentation.

    Problem Resolution: Spearheaded the location of a $350,000 repair unit that FedEx had lost and the internal department hadn’t identified as missing for four months. Researched and negotiated its return to successfully retain a $29 million customer.

    Note that this is the job seeker’s most recent position only as I felt that was the best match. You could include more job descriptions as there is more space.

    Both Bard and ChatGPT delivered, but I found ChatGPT’s response to be more specific on whether the job target matched my clients skills:

    Bard Findings: 

    Based on your experience, I believe you are a good fit for the Receiving Dock Coordinator position at (COMPANY). Your experience in receiving and shipping, as well as your knowledge of data systems and other data sources, will be valuable assets in this role.

    Additionally, your ability to work independently as well as in a team environment will be a plus.

    Here are some specific examples of your experience that align with the job requirements:

    • You have experience in receiving and shipping, which is essential for this role.
    • You are familiar with data systems and other data sources, which will be necessary for performing technical research and resolving issues related to the receipt of items.
    • You are able to work independently as well as in a team environment, which is important for this fast-paced warehouse environment.

    I encourage you to apply for this position. I believe you would be a valuable asset to the (COMPANY).

    ChatGPT Findings:

    Based on the experience you provided, it appears that you have relevant experience for the Receiving Dock Coordinator position with (COMPANY). Your experience in handling high-volume shipping, receiving, and storing materials for military and commercial applications, as well as your proficiency in utilizing MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and ERP software, are all applicable skills for the role. Additionally, your experience in hazardous materials receiving and problem resolution demonstrates your ability to work in a fast-paced environment and your commitment to ensuring materials are received and delivered accurately and efficiently. However, please note that meeting the basic qualifications listed in the job posting, such as obtaining and maintaining a DoD Top Secret Clearance, is also crucial for being considered for the role.

    Should you use OpenAI Chat Bots like ChatGPT or Bard to analyze if there is a fit between a job target and your client’s skills?

    The answer is: Yes, give it a try!

    These OpenAI Chat Bots are a great side kick to help advise clients on how realistic a stretch job target might be.

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