Looking for advice on how to handle references.
I am just beginning a job search and know that many companies look for 2 managers as reference. I have one solid reference, but unfortunately, the other person I would have used recently passed away. Another has ghosted our entire company, and I am not sure about using a 3rd, as he left the company very angry (nothing to do with me), and he seems to not trust any one who remains there. I am still friends with this 3rd manager, but I'm just not comfortable with his frame of mind right now. Any suggestions on how to move forward without a second reference?