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Finding a Job Application Blanks Terminations Lies and Lying

I was fired from my previous job as a medical assistant. A specimen was lost and I was told that it was my fault, but it wasn't. The office manager would not listen to my side, so I was dismissed. I have completed several applications that ask if you have been fired and why. What do I write? What will they do? Will they give me a chance to explain? What if I don't write it down?

In all honesty, there is one word to remember when filling out a job application: truth. And, there are numerous advantages associated with doing so.

In the first place, by letting the potential employer know that you were fired, you are the one to control the information. There is no element of surprise, and you can put the entire matter in a more positive and accurate light.

In fact, every once in a while you will read about a company that only interviewed applicants who admitted they were fired or failed at something on the job. These companies have found that such applicants tend to be honest, confident, and goal oriented.

Most employers do not check references unless they are very interested in an applicant, and this typically occurs after the interview. If you conceal your termination and continue in the selection process, your potential employer will find out sooner rather than later, and then you will be out sooner rather than later.

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