What do I put on a job application after being fired from work?

If you were fired from work, filling out a job application can be tricky. You do not want to draw attention to the fact that you were fired, but you do not want to lie about it either. On the job application, you could use the term "terminated" or "downsized" instead of fired. If the application specifically asks if you were fired, you should say "yes" as you do not want to lie on a job application. If your employer finds out that you lied on your application, they could decide to let you go at any point in the future.