What do you do if you dont have enough references for a job?

Im being hired and they want 2 manager references and 1 personal reference. I have only one manager reference and the rest are personal. Big reason is I have lost touch with the other companies I worked at and they probably dont work there anymore anyways. I do have a reference from a restaurant I volunteered at but that was a number of years ago. What are my options?

Asked By: - 10/29/2009
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Is there a supervisor you could use? Someone above you, but not exactly management?
Answered By: Vicki - 10/29/2009
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Answered By: Hank - 10/29/2009
Could you not call the old company and ask if they would mind writting a reference for you? Otherwise explain your situation and that should be fine, i think
Answered By: Erin - 10/29/2009
I was in a similar situation once and I had to use family members. I just made sure I chose people whose last name was different than mine and we came up with a story line in case they got a call. Might seem wrong but I didn't have any other options. So either use a personal reference and say it was a manager or give... More
Answered By: Rain - 10/29/2009
Put down someone at an old company let them know you are not sure if they work there anymore , would they consider an former co worker ? just tell them what you told us. good luck i am sure it will work out
Answered By: beaches li - 10/29/2009
Most companies don't prefer personal references. That is why they are wanting managerial. But a supervisor or even coworker from a previous job would work. If that company is still there, get the number to the place and see if anyone still works there that worked with you and put that... More
Answered By: kt - 10/29/2009
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