I graduated from college with a Bachelor's recently. I had already lined up a job at a small-ish web developer, which I started at shortly after graduation. However, the week before I started, the CEO was fired for excessive spending. Turns out, this excessive spending included excessive hiring and I—along with a sizable chunk of the rest of the company—was laid off 3 months later.
I've noticed that since then, the rate at which I get call-backs on my applications has dropped off massively, and I'm worried my short time at my last position is at fault. When I've had the opportunity to discuss this with recruiters and hiring managers, they have generally been sympathetic, but that opportunity doesn't exist when dropping an application into the HR hole.
How, on my application/resume, should I present my experience at the company I was laid off from to minimize any negative impact due to my short time there?