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Dear Lifehacker, What can you do if you have no work referees for a potential employer? I lost my current position after four months, due to major differences with the manager, so I can't use him as a referee. Prior to that I worked for a small team for seven years -- but three of them, including the manager, were killed in a car accident. That means there is no one that can vouch for my work to any employer. Any ideas?

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Hi Lifehacker, I'm currently completing my university studies and I'll want to apply for some graduate opportunities, either mid-year or next year. The thing is, I don't actually have any work experience relevant to the roles I'm looking at -- all of my prior jobs were just to "pay the bills", so to speak. While I have plenty of extra-curricular activities to note on my resume, the main issue is with referees.

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