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You've said it perfectly yourself. "My performance was so good on the XYZ project, in fact I was about to get a raise, but the pandemic happened and the whole project was put on hold." One further point: note that contracts end! It's meaningless to "explain" why a contract "ended", it simply ends after the time period or the ...


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I would simply say that the project they first contracted you to do was completed successfully and you worked with them to look for a new project for you to work on, but they just didn't really have any further work that was a good fit for your skills.


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At my last job I was in a project, my performance was good, I was even going to get a raise (but the pandemic happened and it was on hold), then I was changed to another team and project, manager thought I was doing poorly and I got laid off. I would explain it in that same exact sentence except leave the last part out. Just say you were laid off because ...


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Are the exceptional times and the circumstances above a good legitimate reason for the shorter job stints? How would this look in a resume, and how > would this play in an interview? In normal circumstance I would say your resume reads like a job hopper, but these are not normal times. If the company reviewing your credentials have any brains at all they ...


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Unless you know for sure that these jobs are for same positions from the same (geographically distributed) team - it's ok to apply for multiple positions. Based on your preference and their acceptance, you can choose any one, if you land on multiple offers. Usually the pay-scale can vary based on location - so I do not see any downside for these applications....


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Continue as if nothing had happened. Panel interviews are one of a variety of legit interview formats and they don't really need or are expected to get your permission ahead of time for it. You might want to instead show interest in what the format, participants, and content of upcoming interviews are by asking the person organizing them instead of assuming ...


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It’s fine to connect with any business contact on LinkedIn and you don’t need a big spiel as to why. As a hiring manager I have prospective employees, ones in the process, and ones who did and did not get offers connect with me, and I’m happy to accept if they were not rank psychos. Feel free and add a brief note “While it didn’t work out right now I ...


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Frame challenge: Turnover for the company is less immediately important to you than turnover in the team/department you're applying for, and that's something you can ask about before or during interviews. I've never received any pushback when I ask things like What's the average tenure of team members? How long has the hiring manager been there? Is this a ...


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Last interview I had, there was a panel of 7, then a “chat” with the team, then lunch with another part of the team and a final chat with most of the panel. Took my original certificates as they had had copies just so they could check. Told it started at 09.00 for the day, lunch provided. No other info about how it would work, whether other candidates would ...


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The recruiters are not likely to speak to each other, but of course it can happen. It is not a bad thing to do, but make sure to mention it when they ask if you have other ongoing applications. Being secretive about this will turn out bad, and there is no reason to. Just make sure you are honest/consistent in what you tell them during the different ...


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