While there is a lot of advice on how to lie on resumes, ace interviews, and write excellent cover letters, applicants are just as likely to worsen their match to a role as they are to improve their match to a role if they fake their Plum responses.
The technology of Plum is extremely difficult to fake or cheat. Our research shows that when people were motivated to improve their match to a desired role, they were unable to reliably do so.
Plum uses forced choice and other limited response options to ensure that individuals who are being screened for a given position cannot produce overly positive responses.
Plum’s algorithm is complex and assesses several overlapping behaviors that determine the Talents. Our ipsative methodology, which forces test takers to select the most probable and the least probable response, creates a hierarchy of values that is very hard to game.
In the end, being honest is the candidate’s best chance!