My last employer let me go due to financial reasons. They had too many people and not enough projects, so me and a number of my colleagues were forced to leave.
I was sad to leave but I found a job pretty soon and was ready to move on. Unfortunately, I'm not happy where I am and I've already started looking for another job.
So a few weeks ago I got a call from one of ex colleagues saying that they needed people and that they thought of me because I would hit the ground running whereas if they hired someone new they'd have to train them.
I'm torn here. I really would like to return as I like the place. However, and this is the main issue for me, it wouldn't be a permanent position. Initially I was told it could be a 6-month contract, but with no promise of a renewal.
I'm in the Junior / Semi-Senior range. I am afraid that once my contract ends I will be jobless and not appealing to employers.
- How should I respond? Would this be a good move for me?
- If the contract does end in 6 months, how do I phrase it to prospective employers? Is working in a per-contract basis common in the software dev. industry?
- Psychologically speaking, the fact that it's possible that it could all end (yet again) once the contract ends makes me think that I could be fearful the entire time. Does this sound reasonable? How should I cope with this?