I am probably gonna start applying for teaching jobs sometime in about a year or more. The jobs ask if you have ever been fired or asked to leave a job. As of now, the only times were once when I was 22 (4.25 years ago) and when I was 18 (8 years ago). They will have been about 5.5 and 10 years ago and I've held down two long term jobs since then without any problem. One was for 16 months, and I only left because my current job that I've been at for about 2 years and 4 months pays much better and is closer to my college. They were basically for social skills, anger, and problems dealing with co-workers. One was prior to being diagnosed with depression, and in about another month I am going to be evaluated for autism and obsessive compulsive disorder. Here is the part that will confuse most people. If I don't tell them, they will never find out. I've tried running references on my past jobs before through other companies, and the only thing they were able to get from them were dates of employment, and neither of them are jobs I'm going to use on my resume anyhow. However, if they ask me and I say now, part of my obsessive compulsive disorder that obsesses over being honest to a fault will eat away and me thinking I got the job on false pretenses. I've actually sometimes have been so honest with people, that I made them hate me, or ended up telling them more detail than they wanted to know. I simply sometimes feel compelled to tell people the exact truth even if it infuriates them, and earlier last year, there were some things I'm ashamed of in my past that I've only told 3 people that I know and probably never will tell anyone else, that I wanted to commit suicide over because I felt like not telling people every shameful thing I've ever done the past made me a horrible person that deserved death. Basically, when they ask this, do they really wanna know what jobs you've been fired for that were a long time ago and totally unrelated to teaching, or do they just want to know what jobs on your resume you have been fired for? If I am in casual conversation or trying to counsel a student or something and mention I've made mistakes that I've lost jobs for a long time ago, can they use that against me saying I lied on my application? Someone suggested leaving it blank and explaining later, but the electronic applications in this district don't allow the application to be submitted that way.