I recently accepted a new position that is turning out to not be a good fit. I've been there a little over a month. I'm not likely to be fired, but I just don't want to work there. I'm normally not a job-hopper - my last position was eight years, and just under five years at the one before that.
Under normal circumstances I just wouldn't list such a job on the resume at all. Unfortunately, prior to this I was doing only side projects, not paid work, for almost a year. So if I don't list it, I'll end up dealing with the extended gap on my resume, which was already something of a problem. On the other hand, if I do list it, I'll have to explain why I'm already leaving. Either way I'll be going hat-in-hand back to recruiters that I turned down recently, and in those cases I don't see how I'll be able to avoid it.
I know the conventional wisdom is to be honest, show that it's a learning experience and be as positive as possible. And in an interview I'm sure I can do that, but I have to get past the awkward stage. How do I present myself?