I wrote not long ago about wanting to leave my new job in part because of a difficult not-quite-supervisor who hated literally everything I did.
Well, they let me go on the last day of my “introductory period.” I can’t say I’m surprised, but having never been fired before, it’s a big blow to my confidence. At least now I get some time off for the holidays! ?
My question is about how to handle this departure for a few situations:
1. Jobs I was already interviewing for/already applied for: This change comes right in the middle of first and second interviews at two places, and in between my application and first interview for a few others (so far). How would you handle the question of “Why are you looking to leave your current role?” I don’t want to lie and pretend I’m still there, but I’m also concerned about how it looks that my situation changed so abruptly. Also, I’d like to remove the role from my LinkedIn profile and replace with my freelance business, but will that raise even more red flags while I’m in the middle like this?
2. For upcoming applications and in general: Is it okay to remove this job from my resume + profile? As I said above, I can replace with my freelance business to cover the gap, and I’ve got some ideas to address the question about why I left the job before that, but is it okay to pretend this role never happened since it only lasted for the trial period?
I appreciate any advice.