Have you ever been bamboozled by a job applicant?

Ever had a job candidate look great in the interview but, once hired, completely fail to meet expectations?

You are interviewing for an IT position on your team. You finally find someone who is personable and whose resume reflects the background needed for the job. You hire the person and then a few weeks later discover that that person is not who he represented. Either he doesn't have the skills he claimed to have or his personality completely reversed itself.

How many of you IT managers out there have ever had this happen to you? In a few days, we're going to run a piece about a bizarre situation in which an employee misrepresented himself to the point of identity theft. But we'd like to get an idea from you about how often the bad hire situation happens.

What do you say?

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former 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.