Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, so I know the nature of the work and tasks which I am doing myself and which are done by my teammates. I understand that the offer should be encouraging and my manager wants to build a team with strong competences, but what if 30% of the description is fake? especially I am thinking about fancy key words (machine learning, sensor fusion). In reality, my team is mostly doing maintenance and writing tests / fixing bugs. When I started working in this place I also believed in promises and I was fooled.
I would like to avoid similar situations in the future. How can I verify the potential project next time? What is the best way to find out false information and get the most realistic info about the project? What are your methods?
To better understand my situation I will add that I am working in Europe in a global company, which does not have its own product. (outsourcing)
PS: To all who are downvoting my question: 1.5 years ago I was applying for a junior position. Of course, I checked reviews about a potential employee and did the most obvious things, but everything depends on the project. (It was completely "new" project). During the interview, I asked a lot of questions, but now I understand that it was not sufficient.