My work references have been contacted for at least 3-4 different jobs in the past 2 years, two of which I was hired for, but I no longer work at either thanks to a 1.5 hour commute that drained me and another job that just used me for a month long project.
I am getting concerned that if my references are being contacted at this frequency, that their opinion of me will either change or that it will just be getting too annoying for them to follow-up with.
I just had a possible employer who has asked again for my references after an in-person interview. So obviously, I've made it to the next stage, but we still haven't spoken about compensation nor the terms of my employment (probationary period) for example.
I am in the middle of drafting an email inviting them to just check my LinkedIn references and saying that if its necessary that they need their contact information and if its dependent on an incoming offer that I can provide it.
How do you suggest I proceed to prevent this reference fatigue?