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Poll: Have you ever been totally wrong about a job you accepted?

It's easy to believe what a prospective employer wants you to believe about a job before you accept it. Have you ever made this mistake?

So you've gotten through an interview at a prospective employer's and the hiring manager is giving you a walk-through of the place and giving you all the details that make you really want to work there. You are offered, and you accept, the job. But you're there for a few weeks, and you start to discover that the job and the work environment aren't exactly how they were portrayed. They didn't tell you about the 22-hour work days or the Corporate Compliance Officer they keep chained up in the basement.

You discover, too late, that those who do the hiring can sometimes mislead to get the best candidate for the job. Has this ever happened to you? Let's take the poll below and see. (Next time, I'll write about an instance in which an IT pro was wooed for his talents but then was completely shut out once he was on the job.)


Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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