Recently I've applied for a new position as a network systems administrator, and I've also already had a short phone interview with a recruiter from this company I applied to.
At no point during this process have I ever been asked for job references from my previous jobs, and I'm a little surprised as this has never happened before. Since i'm fairly young (23 years old) I suppose I don't have too much experience with occupation changes but I found this rather odd. Previously references I've given were on the initial application, but I've already gone through the first interview and it hasn't been mentioned.
My question: Is this a new style that companies are taking on or should I expect to at some point give previous job references?