Throughout the last few decades, Nature-Inspired Algorithms (NIA) have become very popular in solving real-world problems by getting inspiration from nature and animals' and insects' social behavior. This work suggests the Modified Donkey and Smuggler Optimization (MDSO) algorithm for solving the selection problem to choose the suitable job applicants for a specific position. The original Donkey and Smuggler Optimization algorithm (DSO) has two modes: smuggler and donkey mode (non-adaptive and adaptive, respectively). In the smuggler mode, the algorithm tries to find the best solutions, which is the path to send the donkey to the destination; once the best path is found, the smuggler will send the donkey through the selected path. The donkey's actions will start when the smuggler mode's best solution is no longer the best one. Certain modifications have been made in the smuggler mode, including replacing the original fitness with a new fitness equation since that method can work more accurately. The Human Resource (HR) department in Korek-telecom has been used as a resource to achieve real-world data to test the original and Modified DSO. By using MDSO, not only will organizations be able to choose suitable job applicants more accurately but will manage to do so at a faster pace as well.