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'References will be checked prior to interview'

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Moominmarvellous Fri 15-May-15 11:38:03

I've seen this on several applications and it worries me a bit!

I do have perfectly good referees, but two of them are my current line manager/operations manager and I worry that they'll lose confidence in me once they find I'm seeking another job.

I actually love my current job but need more money and at risk of sounding like a cliche, I want to find something where I can progress further - and sadly my current place isnt in a position to offer me either at the moment whereas other places do.

Do they actually check them prior to interview? And if so, does anyone know why?

desperatehousewife21 Fri 15-May-15 17:00:45

I'm in the same position although I dislike my current job!
If they give you the option I say NO to them asking for a ref prior to interview, I don't see why they need it, I'm obv a nice person if I already have a job! also isn't that what the interview is for? to see what you're like as a person?

Maybe put on your CV where your references are (not prior to interview) ?

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