After 3 months taking a chance at a startup, I was asked to leave with little warning. I was, however, given an extra two weeks of time to look for another job, and was already in the process of doing so when this happened.
It's been a week in and I'm seeing the process of finding a new job will drag into another week. However, I sent out lots of resumes listing myself as being at my previous company.
To avoid looking unemployed while searching, I have some consulting work that I'll say I'm doing in the meantime, though we have yet to sign a formal contract I am discussing and doing the work with this client.
I don't want to come across as if I'm lying either. How do I explain this to an employer who calls me back next week?
(Please note: I know there's a similar question about what to say if you were fired while interviewing. What makes my question different is the consulting work and the state of my resume).
Update: I was able to find a new job in about a little over a month.