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6 months ago I joined a medium size company, owned by a large corporate company.
After 2 months that I joined, unfortunately, this corporate company went bankrupt and my company started to cut many positions, including mine (laid off). Since now they have to be profitable with their own money.
My last day with the company will be on September, 30th. In the mean time, I started to apply for other jobs and I will have some interviews soon.
How should I behave now with the potential new companies? Should I say that many colleagues are getting laid-off and that I want to leave ASAP, without mentioning I got laid off? And then mention in the next interview, if any, that in the meantime I got laid off...
The alternative is to say the truth immediately, that I was laid off for financial reasons and that I am looking for something new. But I do not know if they will believe me. My current company does not want to say that they are cutting employees outside, they even wanted me to sign an extra paper where I will keep confidential the internal financial crisis (I did not sign it).