Today I received the unfortunate news that the project that I and two others had been working on has been cancelled due to lack of funding, and that our services are no longer required. I was a junior in this role, and had been working for the company for five months. Fortunatley it was pretty obvious that redundancy was coming so I've been spending the last two weeks making inroads on finding a new role, and I have come up with a couple of companies who are interested in me.
The short amount of time I spent with my previous company is something that is worrying me. I'm afraid that I am going to look like a job-hopper or that I was just not suited for the role. I have been able to secure a good reference from the managing director of the company, but I'm worried that I won't even get that far if a potential employer sees five months of work experience on my CV and throws it aside. I am thinking of mentioning the redundancy on my CV but I honestly have no idea if that would be wise.
Has anyone else gone through something similar, or can anyone offer some guidance as to how I should tackle this?