What should I do if I don't have any personal references that aren't relatives ?
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Is there someone that has known you for over a year, that would be willing to be a personal reference for you, if you asked them?
Could be a member of the religious organization, that you might belong to.
If you live in a small community, a teacher, someone you have done errands for.
Whom ever you decide on, make sure you ask them 1st.
In my opinion, ex friends, ex spouses, ex boyfriends/girlfriends, may not be the best choices, they could sabbage your chances on getting any job.
Could you get a teacher to be a reference? Depending on the type of work, they may not expect much in terms of references.
Do you have work reference? I technically don’t as my last job fired me when I was in hospital. In Feb 2020 and I think I had COVID. I won my unemployment case as they were wrong. They called me every other day on a medical leave that I was using PTO time for too. I don’t want to use them as they took advantage of me and broke labor law. My previous companies Dept I worked in closed and everyone went to different companies. I am looking for work now and an freaking out because they ask for a work and personal reference. Haven’t worked for a while and it’s been almost 4 years since I left other job. I don’t have contact info as I had a work phone. Didn’t keep #’s nor would they work as those jobs don’t exist At older job.
Sorry to piggy back but, I think it adds to your ?
Landlords, Neighbors, past co workers, not sure how old you are but fellow classmates at school\college, teachers ... Basically anyone who can speak to your drive, attention to detail, reliability personality, etc. I'm sure our have someone that you have connected with in some way. I once used a customer that came into my store regularly who relied on me to assist them. And ignore Donny Simmons he's an idiot.
Ask a former teacher, Sunday school teacher, guidance counselor, camp counselor, a postman that knows you well, somebody you consider a good friend, or if you have another person you admire that is a good neighbor or acquaintance, ask them nicely if you could use them as a personal reference. Most people are flattered you want them to be used and do not mind at all.
Get a life for starters, it tells them your anti social.
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Any prior job you worked at should be a reference to at least confirm you showed up every day and did your job
A teacher, someone you babysat for...someones mother who knows you,People who know you from shoping at their store. Anyone from church.
Ask your former employer , co-worker , supervisor, manager etc...