I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?".
Given the fact that if I don't get this role I intend on staying where I am, I'd rather they didn't contact my current boss until after interview.
Will it negatively impact my application if I add this note in the box?
I would prefer if they were not contacted until after interview as they don’t know I’m applying for other roles. However, if you would like to contact them, please let me know and I’ll forewarn them.