I just joined an outsourcing company this month. On the first day of work my manager asked me to update my resume to follow the company format. The only weird thing is that in the resume they gave me, my experience was boosted to 4 years, despite having only almost 2 years of experience.
When I asked my manager about this, he said it was to meet the client's expectations and that he would give me some time to study the fake projects for the interview.
At first, when I applied for the company, I applied for the position of Python Developer, and they asked me if I wanted to work with other languages in the future. I stated that I am eager to learn, but on my first day, I was forced to fake my experience and study an entirely new tech stack in order to interview the company's client for the project.
It just feels odd to me, and I am not really willing to fake my resume and experiences. I am thinking of leaving due to another job offer at a product company.
I was wondering if this is the norm in the industry, because I heard from some of my friends that their companies also participate in the same practice. Is this a common practice in the outsourcing industry?