Candidates doctor their resumes to boost their chances, UK poll says

Dive Brief:

  • Of the 22% of job applicants who understand applicant tracking systems (ATS), 88% have optimized their resumes to better their chances of getting a job, according to a new study by TribePad of more than 1,000 U.K.-based workers and job seekers.
  • To optimize their resumes, some candidates are doctoring their listed skills and lying about experience.

Katie Clarey / HR Dive; Source: TribePad


  • Forty-two percent of respondents said they believe automation within the job application process may lead to poor candidate selection. 

Dive Insight:

Recruiting is a task-heavy space made lighter by automation. But automation may subtract more than to-do list items from the hiring process. As respondents in…

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Credit to Katie Clarey for the original post.

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