Truth in IT job postings: What those want ads really mean

Make no mistake about it: There's a massive difference between what employers say and what they actually mean
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Truth in IT job postings: What those want ads really mean

Job postings are kind of like online dating profiles: They give you broad overviews, sure, but much of what they say should be taken with a grain of salt. Just like daters who describe themselves as "curvy" or "young at heart," employers love using euphemisms to make reality seem a bit rosier than it actually is.

IT companies in particular are notorious for playing word games in their many job postings. Not to fear, though: The code is easy to crack. And we've done the dirty work for you.

Click through the following translations to see some of our favorite euphemisms from IT job postings -- and what those phrases really mean.

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