Hi all, I guess I am looking for some advice/thoughts about a job application..
I am currently on maternity leave and very much doubt I will be returning to my job for a few reasons, money and time out of the house being the big ones, but I have not yet handed in my notice.
I have been casually browsing to see if anything more local comes up (my job is a bit niche) and amazingly something has.
The problem is that when they ask for references they say that one must be your current employer (which isn't a problem) and that they will contact references before interview. This would obviously be a bit awkward! Are they really likely to contact them before interview?
My husband has suggested adding a note to the reference to ask them not to contact prior to the interview but I feel like the fact they have so explicitly stated that they will be contacting references, it would mean they wouldn't really care. I guess I'm not planning on going back so it shouldn't be a problem if they do contact them, but I don't know. It just doesn't feel right!