Laid off after two months on the job. How to explain at interviews?
June 3, 2014 6:39 AM Subscribe
50 Year Old Male, IT Busines Dev/Vendor Mgr role.
Medium size tech company, in a small group <5. Job description was nothing like the actual job (more of an admin role). Personality conflict with one colleague but all other feedback was positive until laid off after 2 months with severance package, with a pretty standard dual non-disparagement clause.
Before this job, with a tech company for 6 years that decided to spin off a startup that ran short on cash resulting in first lay off. Unemployed for 8.5 months before landing the role above.
The economy is getting better but it's still not great (Midwest). Before this track record was unblemished and realize that this isn't optimal.
Best way to approach this situation on resume and during interviews? Many thanks.