Suppose a person gets fired from his current job. He is in the second round of interviews with another company. How does he tell the company about his termination from his former company?

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    Why would one wish to do this? – Ed Heal Aug 8 '15 at 5:03
  • @EdHeal: If they ask are you currently employed at your company what would one say? If they don't bring it up, one shouldn't disclose anything? – thomom Aug 8 '15 at 5:34
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    If they ask be truthful. But if they do not bring it up why should you? – Ed Heal Aug 8 '15 at 5:38
  • @EdHeal: Former companies cannot tell other companies that a person was fired, correct? They can only verify the dates the employee worked there? – thomom Aug 8 '15 at 5:41
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    Is this really "fired" for cause or just being made redundant – Pepone Aug 8 '15 at 10:27

Although I must admit that I was never in such a situation before. I would have to advocate "Do not say anything" unless they ask. When they do, be truthful and frank about the nature of your separation. If at fault, portray it as a lesson that you have learned and will not commit again. If not, explain as succinct as possible what happened. Something to think about is if you asked any of your former coworkers as references.

  • I agree. The general rule when in doubt at an interview, is not to bring up anything if you don't think it will reflect positively on you. Unless of course you are asked about it. Such as "what is your current status". Don't lie! – user14154 Nov 28 '17 at 22:41

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