I was recently laid off but was only with the company for 3 months. I feel like I gained a lot and was wondering if it looks bad on my resume to add even though I was there for a short time.

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There are in interviewers who are going to assume that if you were targeted for a layoff it was at least partially because of your performance, so you need to have a good explanation on why you were picked. And, to be completely fair, many companies do use layoffs to get rid of low performers. Make sure your answer focuses on your layoff being a business decision and not because of anything you did. Mention things like, "the whole division was being downsized," so it isn't about you.

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Anyone who assumes someone laid off after only 3 months might be a low performer is a numbskull.

Tenure that short reflects more on that company than the candidate.

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Create your story and stick to it. Make it due to business conditions. Have a positive attitude going forward.

Some you interview with will never be able to get past that you were laid off and it wasn’t your fault. These people don’t live in the real world / have no basis for making hiring decisions.

Shouldn’t be a big deal to get past.

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First in first out is common enough most people will understand. Tell them that was the reason and add it.

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I think if it adds to your story, go ahead and include it. Otherwise what would you say? It would look worse if you were not working at all. And layoffs these days are common enough that I think hiring teams would be understanding.

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