Unless the interviewer knows you, or knows of your situation, it isn’t likely to come up in an interview, unless you draw attention to the fact.
If you are applying for work within the same company, likely there will be documentation on your personnel record.
The challenge is that you may have to be prepared to explain an absence from the workforce, as identified in your resume, if you took a while to get another job. Or if the one you are applying for is the next one since you got fired.
In the off chance you are asked about your ‘firing’ you can minimize its negative effect by having a story prepared in advance. The ‘why’ you got terminated may not be as important as what you learned from the situation.
The last time I got fired, I used the time to upgrade my skills in interpersonal conflict resolution, assertiveness and interpersonal communication. I became a stronger personality because of being fired.
Another aspect to address is how you feel about being fired. Being fired can shake you up for a while. The important thing I learned was that while the employer can take my job, but they can’t take my dignity. As you travel through life, you may get fired. It happens. But life goes on.
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