Click here to access the ready-to-use ChatGPT prompt for extracting skills from job descriptions; you can also check our 5-pointer-summary of the entire article here.

With resume stacks resembling skyscrapers on their desk, career gurus face an endless climb as they help students build and tailor standout resumes.

Enter ChatGPT, the AI game-changer, akin to a next-gen resume tailor, stitching uniqueness into every document it picks from a homogeneous heap.

This isn't just cutting the queue; it's a whole new way of navigating the maze for both your students and your career services team - all the while keeping your irreplaceable human expertise intact.

Ready for a tour? Let's dive into how ChatGPT is flipping the script on extracting skills from job descriptions to personalize resumes.

Harnessing ChatGPT for Tailoring Student Resumes

ChatGPT, an NLP and AI marvel by OpenAI, thrives on well-crafted prompts - think of these as magic spells that guide its responses.

Engage in a dialogue with ChatGPT - if the initial response doesn't meet your needs, provide feedback for a tailored follow-up.

For career experts, mastering these prompts is key to extracting the right skills and keywords from job descriptions; this will ensure that their students' resumes are tailored and not generic statements.

Crafting a prompt is more art than science: it involves blending specifics like industry focus and role experience into a persona.

This precision helps ChatGPT deliver targeted, relevant results, thus amplifying your role in this AI-enhanced era. Ready to weave some prompt magic?

Ready-to-use GPT-3.5 Prompt for Extracting Skills from a Job Description:

"You are a career services professional with over 10 years of experience in the (Industry/Sector), primarily operating in the (Region/Country). You are tasked with finding skills from a job description for the role of (XYZ) at (ABC company). Here is the job description:

(Insert Job Description Here)

Please analyze this job description to identify the top (N number of) skills, and categorize them as follows:

* Job Title: Assess the job title as it may contain key terms that should be mirrored in the resume.
* Responsibilities: Focus on responsibilities and action verbs that align with the role.
* Requirements: Look for requirements such as education, experience, and certifications.
* Soft Skills and Technical Skills: Identify any specific soft skills and technical skills needed for the role.

Advise on how these identified skills can be effectively highlighted in a resume to ensure it aligns well with the requirements of this role. Please avoid cliches and generic answers, focusing on unique and specific insights related to the provided job description. Feel free to ask me as many follow-up questions as you'd like to clear any doubts, once you're done satisfying my current request."

You can change the text in brackets if you wish to customize it further. Here’s why it works:

  • Giving GPT a persona and setting parameters helps tailor responses to student goals
  • Prompting GPT to ask questions enhances conversational and personalized resume crafting
  • Switching the prompt's persona from career services to recruiter will provide additional insights to refine skill extraction for resumes.

GPT-4: Tailoring Resumes at Scale

While the default (free) version of ChatGPT is based on the GPT-3 language model, there's a better (paid) plan for $20/month in case you want a chatbot on steroids.

  • ChatGPT Plus, powered by GPT-4 with 1.7 trillion parameters, significantly enhances accuracy and coherence.
  • GPT-4 can process multiple job descriptions simultaneously, whether as URLs or attachments, thus breaking the previous limit (GPT-3.5) of 1-2 JDs per prompt.
  • GPT-4 accesses real-time information (as opposed to ChatGPT-3 being limited to Nov 2021 events) and supports third-party plugins
  • You can also attach resumes and have GPT-4 recommend skills from the JD to better personalize the same.

To utilize this, simply tweak your prompt to add: "Please analyze the attached job description(s) and resume(s) to recommend skills from the JD that could be added or highlighted in each resume.”


Let's summarize our key takeaways:

  • ChatGPT, built by OpenAI, is a chatbot based on a large language model (LLM) with advanced NLP capabilities.  
  • Different from Google, ChatGPT allows ongoing interaction/dialogue to achieve the specific results you need, using 'prompts'.
  • To get more detailed and customized results, guide ChatGPT with questions and assign it specific roles or personas.
  • ChatGPT Plus, a premium version leveraging GPT-4, offers enhanced features like multi-modal inputs, improved accuracy, access to current data, and more.
  • Refer to this sample ChatGPT prompt for extracting skills from job descriptions for student resumes.

Unlocking ChatGPT for your Career Center

ChatGPT marks a new era in career services; besides everything else (covered in our ongoing Career Centers ChatGPT-fied series), it enables career centers to better help their students in tailoring resumes to unique jobs.

Think of it as a tool to augment (not replace) your expertise so your team can deliver a much better experience and impact for your students.  

Indeed, we've explored the ChatGPT platform for extracting skills, but its potential goes far beyond. How?

Imagine a specialized platform crafted exclusively for career services and powered by ChatGPT, tailored to meet the unique needs of career centers and students alike.

Hiration leads this advancement by leveraging OpenAI's enterprise API to become the world's first ChatGPT-powered career platform with separate modules for career centers and students.

While the latter can optimize interview prep, resume building, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile review, your team can comfortably monitor and streamline the entire process.

This helps career centers drive operational success while drastically enhancing job prospects for your students.  

If that's not enough, our platform is also compliant with FERPA, GDPR, and CCPA norms pertaining to data security and privacy. This ensures a secure environment for everyone involved.

We also proactively address potential inaccuracies or hallucinations in AI responses by empowering your team to control how students engage with ChatGPT in their job search.

Sounds too good to be true? How about we schedule a quick call to explore the impact we can collectively deliver for both your team and students?

Embark on this new frontier, career wizards, as you steer the future with wisdom and technology.

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