I had applied for a developer position with a company. The company trains its employees on mobile app development, then finds contracts with its clients (their clients include several fortune 500 companies). I have passed all but the final interview, however in the last conversation I had with the recruiter she mentioned something that sounded strange to me. The company would insist to rewrite my resume for me as to increase my chances of being placed with one of their clients. The recruiter said that if I don’t have enough required experience, they would have to add to it. I have trouble believing I understood right, but basically they are saying they need me to lie on my resume. Though she never used the word "lie" she was rather direct about "adding made up experience".
From my question on law.stackexchange.com, this seems to be legal. How common is this and what are the negative ramifications? One thing that doesn’t make sense to me is, they haven’t hired me yet, so why would they be looking to hire someone who doesn’t actually have qualifications and then asking if they are ok lying? She said so many people do it anyways it’s just leveling the playing field.
I have my final interview coming up and was wondering what type of questions I should ask regarding this? The company would require a 2 year contract to work with them.
Per comment, here are the details on the 2 year contract:
2 YEAR Agreement / PAY
- Our 2-year agreement ensures that you have job security. We invest in you as a consultant, and want to make sure we maximize your development potential, which we do in the two years you spend with our company.
Non-disclosure and non-compete clauses are in place to keep our business model and clientele secured.
You are paid your hourly project rate when you are working on client site. (Keep in mind your taxes and optional benefits are deducted) During the time on unpaid bench – your benefits premium is covered by the company.
You are paid once every two weeks
The reason the position is paid hourly is that there will be plenty of opportunity for overtime. How this works is if the client needs or wants you to put in OT, you will have the opportunity to work extra. The Standard -Industry Practice is to pay at the regular hourly rate; however, if a client pays time and a half, we will extend that to you. Some clients, on the other hand, do not offer OT.
Should you break the 2-year agreement, you will be expected to pay back a repayment cost that will be broken down from your flight, housing, training and expenses (each cost that we have invested in). This cost is per individual consultant which can approximately add up to $16,000. Please keep in mind that this cost CANNOT be charged by accident - this would be for personal resignation or termination for cause.
You will sign your 2-year contact during your orientation.
Also in the other contract it says I can be terminated without cause and the relation is "employment at will".