I got fired from a job. To get my next job, I lied on my resume. It worked and I got hired. Everything was great -- I even got a promotion. A week after starting my new role, I was terminated for lying on my resume.
Now that I am again looking for a new job, how do I explained this in the job interview? Also, when I update my resume, should I put the phone number for the companies that I used to work for?
Carlos, you need to sit yourself down and look at the pattern of lying and getting fired in your work history. You need to stop this self-destructive behavior before your work history is so checkered that no one will hire you.
Legally your last employer had every right to terminate your employment based on a lie on your resume, which was an official document in your personnel file. That lesson learned (the hard way, I'm afraid), what are you going to do now?
I know it's embarrassing to get fired, and it's hard to write or talk about it, but the truth is a greater ally than a falsehood. So on your resume, make sure absolutely everything is honest. You can leave information off (like those telephone numbers of previous employers), but everything that you say on your resume must be truthful.
On your resume, you don't have to say why you left your previous jobs. However, on your job application you must answer the question if asked. So prepare for how you'll respond to that question, both on the job application and in the job interview. Here are some thoughts for talking about it in the interview:
"I made the mistake of not fully explaining such-and-such. That mistake cost me my last job and I'll never let that happen again. I assure you my work ethic is excellent and I'll do my utmost to fulfill your expectations here at ABC Company."
I wish you the best with your job hunt!