How do I improve my resume when my last 2 jobs will give me a bad reference?

My last job i worked at for 2 months and then just never came back without notice because i was bored of it. the job i had before that i got fired because i missed shifts. Both jobs were great skills to add to my resume, without them my resume will be bare and have only one job i had back in 2004. What do i do about these bad references? I never gave out the numbers to either place but I'm not getting hired for jobs i am skill-qualified for! take both jobs off the resume completley and add in the skills somehow? HELP?

Asked By: ecko_b1tch - 7/5/2007
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Wow, thats a tough one, I could start down the path of "thats why you dont do things like that..." but Ill leave it lie... More
Answered By: Moderates Unite! - 7/5/2007
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You could make your resume a listing of qualifications instead of a listing of jobs held. A bad reference for a job? All most employers can say is if you worked from <start date> to <end date> and what your job title was. Another option might be that at those other companies, was there anyone at the company that... More
Answered By: words_smith_4u - 7/5/2007
Dont use them as references come up with some other ones such as a friend that can cover for you
Answered By: fdj1 - 7/5/2007
I wouldnt employ you either
Answered By: nasty j - 7/5/2007
If you take them off your resume, then any prospective employer will see the time gaps in the resume and assume you're leaving some things out - and not hire you. If you leave off the phone numbers, then the prospective employer will either realize that you're hiding something, or will just Google the phone numbers... More
Answered By: Thomas H - 7/5/2007
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