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How do I explain to an interviewer about a job I've been fired from? Should I mention it at all?

I have an interview on Wedsnday, and I already submitted my resume to them which includes a job that I was fired from. I can't pull it off my physical copy of my resume that I'm going to give to them, because that will seem suspicious. Basically, if asked, should I explain the situation, or fib a little bit and let them know that I quit, and if so, how should I explain it?

Asked By: Massadonious - 8/12/2007
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Tell them the truth but put a positive spin on it. What did you learn from the experience? How do you plan to use that experience in the future? h*********u going to avoid that mistake in the future... More
Answered By: butter1944fly - 8/12/2007
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You should explain the situation, but be honest. Since it's on your resume they could check it out, and a lie will be worse than telling the truth. Of course you can put a positive spin on it, but you don't want to get caught in a lie. If it's going to keep you from getting hired by telling the truth, take if off... More
Answered By: smartsassysabrina - 8/12/2007
 
don't lie to them, they will most likely call that business and ask them why you left that job. A lie is a poor way to start a new relationship with a new company.
Answered By: Pobept K - 8/12/2007
 
If they ask, just tell them yes, you were fired but due to conflict of ideas or merely stated 'changes in priorities'. Then, highlight how you have given your very best and you will continue giving your very best if you are chosen. If you want to fabricate, it is a possibility but to me, not a wise move. Good luck!
Answered By: gurlisimo - 8/12/2007
 
dont be a stupid to tell out that u are fired... More
Answered By: sugar - 8/12/2007
 
If you were fired in the past, there must have been a problem. The company is afraid that the same problem will resurface while you are in its employ... More
Answered By: Abel - 8/12/2007
 
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