I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give negative references. That way I'll never get a job
The reason I'm suggesting a recruiter is because I know the guy well, he knows me well, and he's genuinely one of the great ones. Me and him cooperated very well to score this job at this start-up. I was very close to getting that job but couldn't get it. However, we both tried our best and he knew I did my best too.
For that reason, he's seen I'm friendly, good in interviews, and I give my best shot at everything. Would he be a good option to give as a reference?
If not, who else could be a reference if my past 5 employers resent me? I don't have options here. If somebody were to ask for a reference and I'm unable to give one, then that looks very suspicious on my side. At this point I could possibly use a friend or family member as a reference but that looks super suspicious again because I am not giving a reference from an employer.