I've been at my current PhD for six months but in that time have only had 3 meetings with my supervisor, the last of which was over 2 months ago. Worse than that, I've tried enquiring about our next meeting but he's stopped responding to my emails. Now, I never expected to be coddled in my PhD, but what I do know is PhDs are difficult and with the complete dearth of oversight I'm receiving at the moment I am unsure if I will be able to complete my PhD effectively on my own.
Given this, I've decided that it may be time for me to start looking elsewhere for other PhD opportunities. What I worry, though, is how it will look in future applications when they see I already started a PhD and dropped out or if I even mention it at all and leave a blank on my CV for that period? Further, if I do mention it or an enquiry is made in an interview, what could I say or how could I spin it?
Will quitting a PhD after six months look bad for future PhD applications?