Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on Friday, March 10, 2017
I echo the other experts comments and would like to reinforce one point. If asked, honesty in the best policy, but if it is not required on an application to provide the information, it is best not to provide it. Most recruiters are looking for the fastest, easiest way to get to the best candidates, seeing that a candidate was fired from their last job on an application is a red flag which will likely screen you out immediately, with no opportunity for you to explain why you were fired. When asked during the screening/interviewing process, if you are honest about why you were fired, what you've learned from the experience and how you may have already applied what you've learned, you can minimize the concern. Additionally, many companies require background checks that will verify your employment history and use your application as the basis for that verification, lying on your application is usually (every company's policy is not the same) a sure way not to get an offer or have the offer rescinded. Being honest on the application is not the same as providing information that is not specifically requested.