In the past two years, I quit two jobs and was fired from one without cause.
The first, after over year working there I was significantly late being paid several times, so I found a new job. I received a better offer from a more established company.
That job I was doing great, had an exemplary performance review two and a half months in. They were talking to me about moving into a more supervisory/instructional role. Two weeks later I was fired without cause and not given any reason. Several other recent hires were let go the same week.
I found a couple of job offers and took the position with better perks even though it was a worse cultural fit.
That was a mistake. I quit with cause during the probationary period.
The problem is now I'm left with zero references for my last two years of employment, and I was self-employed for about two years before that.
How can I address these issues in an interview? Should I simply tell the truth? Is there a better way of wording this?