Its it OK to omit a past job from an employment application?

I was fired from my last job after barely two months. I believe I was unjustly let go, I should have never left my stable job and joined this awful company with terrible management and politics.
I am now interviewing for some good jobs and things are going quite well. I do not want to talk about the terrible experience I had and left it completely off my resume.
Can I leave this job off the employment application as well (where they ask you to list your most recent employer) and just list the job before that as the most recent?I mean I am hardworking, intelligent guy and do not want this experience to haunt me and prevent me from getting a good job. Will I be OK?
Answer:    Leave it off. After I left the Air Force and was finishing my last year of college, I too worked for a whack job of a boss who treated me like dirt. The company had the "good ole' boy mentality" and it was just awful. I left on my own, but it was a bad departure. Well, I too have some gaps on my resume, but they are personal. One was after finishing college, and the awful job, I moved to the upper east coast, got married and had to start over with finding a new job in an area I knew nothing about. The second major gap, is after finishing graduate school, my daughter was born two months later and I haven't worked since (over 15 months). I have gone on a few interviews and I was only asked once about the gaps, and I informed them of each, and the women on the panel really understood my predicament because they were mothers themselves, trying to earn a living and raise a family. Therefore, the job was a total waste, it has no impact on who you are as a person, employee and future manager. Leave it off. They will not know about the position honestly. Make your resume shine with the good positions and hard work you have performed. Good luck. I wish you a great job, with lots of money, a hot babe, a new car, a nice house, and management position!
I understand your point of view here, however, it is very dishonest to omit that job.
Most employers will notice a gap in your employment history. Use your judgement.
Yes, if you only worked there for two months I don't see it as a problem. But you should be aware that your last employer is only suppose to tell if you worked there and for how long. not the conditions of your departure.Most employers do not do an extensive background check. so you shouldn't worry about it.
Nobody will probably be the wiser. It may look weird if there's a large gap in your employment though. just make sure you're on your toes incase they ask about it.
Yes, you should be OK. Do not lie at anytime if they directly ask you what you did those two months. Bear in mind that as a final step before hiring, employers do a background check.
You should not add a job unless you had at least six months of employment.
Just fudge the dates and it never existed.
Embellishments are common.
Or should I say that you should do whatever is necessary to bring your best attributes to light.


Good Luck
Yes I think it would be ok to leave it off. Good luck job hunting.
If you leave the job off the application, it's grounds for dismissal later if you get hired. If it's a government job, you'll be committing perjury.

But my advice is to leave it off unless you believe you can convince the interviewer you really were unjustly fired. Chances of this coming back to bite you are slim since it's only 2 months.
Look at it this way. If you were doing the hiring would your rather have someone who wanted a job tell you the truth even though it might take some explaining or someone who hides unpleasant facts from you in order to look better?

Any employer would rather have an honest employee who is willing to learn.
I do hireing, All I have to do is enter your info. to an employment background agency and it will come back with all the places you have been employed. If they have taken taxes from your check, you can be found out very quickly and very easily.
No. If it comes up in your background check that you purposefully omitted information you will be dropped from consideration. Legally, companies are not allowed to say any value judgment on your employment. Most companies will just confirm you were employed. Companies have been sued for slander in situations where they did make more extensive comments.

You don't have to put that you were fired on your resume and you only need to address the situation if asked directly. Have an honest response prepared in the event you are asked. Don't point fingers, just state the facts. Most employers will look past it (actually, most probably won't even ask why you left your last company).
It is rather dishonest to omit a past employment, though I would not question it. Legally due to HIPPA past employers are not allowed to release any information other than your dates of employment, position held and if you would be considered for re-hire. It is up to you but I would list all past employers
I was in the same situation! I left the last job off my resume. Only be worried if you're applying for law enforcement or federal/government jobs where the background checks are more thorough.
I had no problem omitting the bad job from my resume. Good Luck!
Leave it out if you can live with dishonesty. Other wise admit your mistake and move on. (Or the more creative answer, tell them you still work there but you don't want them to call and check your reference because you don't want you current employer to know you are looking for a better opportunity.)

Honesty is better, but as an employer I have seen them all.
I work as a vocational counselor for people with disabilities. I generally encourage people to tell the truth. It is ok to say "I made a mistake" in selecting a previous employer, but do not slam (slander) in ANY way. I had the same experience in MY career, and I just tell employers that I messed up, and went to an organization that did not share my same values regarding ethics and honesty. ONE blackmark is no big deal, generally. A PATTERN of blackmarks sinks you. Good luck, happy hunting, and relax.
Most people in management know that there are more aho.les than there are arses. Just tell them that it wasnt a good fit and move on to plugging what you have going for you.
You can omit this job, just be prepared to explain why you "didn't" work for 3+months. I would put it on there, mark do not contact employers, and when asked, just say it wasn't a good fit for you personally. This should be easily overlooked if you had a solid track record previously.