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I am not in HR. But I am victim of layoff. I am in IT(technical). I have 4 years experience. I have lost my job last month because company is small company and projects are cancelled. Now my question may look very different but I have to ask it.

Shall I mentioned in my resume that I have lost my job (worked from date to date) or shall I say I am still working in the company ( because the company who laid me off does not have problem if I mention that ). Because if I mention I have lost the job, it will be seen as very negative and I will not get short listed even. And if I say I am still working, the HR consultants may come to know, I have that fear too. I am very depressed, don't know what to do.

I have asked many of my friends. Lot of friends advice me to say I am still working. But I am very scared to do that. Few friends told me to write truth that I have been laid off because this is common now and it is not my fault that I have been laid off. But my worry is if I write truth that I have been laid off ( which my conscience tells me to do ), I will be seen with negative angle and my resume may not even get shortlisted. In such a tough market if there are few opportunities, I will loose them too. Second is I will have to compromise on salary, role etc. And if I hide that I am laid off, I will be caught some how because I am not good at hiding such things. I asked this question in here because HR people are best to guide me.

Please advice me.

From India, Pune
It hardly matters whether or not you mention the dates of your current project in your resume. You being a technical professional will anyway be getting calls from recruiters if you have skills that are in demand.
Also a good recruiter will anyways check all the relevant information before submitting your profile for any open requirements. Our Recruiters talk with the candidate in detail enquiring on everything which is a client compliance i.e. Employment check, Education check, Criminal check etc.
Be honest with the recruiter about all facts as world is too small my friend.
I would appreciate you sending me your profile and I will see if my team can find an assignment that is commensurate with your skill-sets.
Good Luck!!

From India, Vadodara
dear usha it hardly matters,one should be honest because we do the antcedent check before hiring.i fell one should be honest. tks j s malik
From India, Delhi
Hi Rahul & Malikjs, thank you very much for guidance. I have decided to be honest because it is not my fault that company could not hold on projects. I have done my work very sincerely but if company does not have project, I can not do anything for that. Thanks a lot for advice.
From India, Pune
If you can Call me I would be in a Position to Give you some Suggestions to go through this CrossRoad, since I have practical examples to explain you. Call me If interested...
From India, Bangalore
Dear Ms. Usha,
In my opinion, you should write the facts in your resume. You may be worried about not getting enough interview calls, but even more serious issue would be getting shortlisted and losing your chance to join the company due to one lie in your resume. Most of the consultants look for the required experience. It is also advisable to keep a covering letter along-with your resume to explain why you lost your job. Incase you have a convincing reason, you will get more calls than what you could get with a lie that you are still working.
If anyone from the HR department of the company checks your resume (plus covering letter), you have cleared the first hurdle for sure/. Try to be as genuine as possible and keep brushing up your skills. This would help you get the job you desire for.
All the best.

From India, Bangalore
Hi Usha,
I feel that you should sound honest, describe the fact situation, don't keep anything in dark and also you cannot trust anyone like as your Co. said that they don't have any problem to accept your lie, if any Co. does reference check in your Co. and at that time if your Co. changes their statements, then......????
This is what I feel, else, lets hope for the best !!!
Priyanka Vinda

From India, Ahmadabad
it does matteer for some foolish HR people who insist on working presently n dont understand employees,, :x:x
From India, Pune
Hi UshaI am also in your position more or less,still I am yet to recieve one good opening (after sending more than 300 aplications for the past two months).But still I am having confident that one day I will win the race.For the past 5 Years I am trying to get into hardcore HR that is different stream of attempts (Which is my dream job).But still I am having confident that one day I will win that race too.Keep the below words in your mind .Nothing is going to happen beyond human control(if it happens ..God is having something better for you,Pray to get that )No one can stop if our attempts are true.If your Means are true ,your Wish will knock your door.Cheerup .....
From India, Coimbatore
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