My current (and first) TA position is temporary. I obtained it from a year of volunteering and an informal chat. I only filled out an application form after accepting the post. The last time I filled out an appliaction for a job was 9 years ago - things have changed. I've googled to get advice and the majority mention typed forms. Are typed forms the norm now? Are hand written rejected? Would I need to type or write the covering letter? For qualifications, do I need to include all certificated/qualifications I've gained since taking my O levels 28 years ago or just the ones relivant to that particular post? I've got a number of level 3 photography qualifications from the past 8 years - they are not relevant to the post but show that I have studied to level 3 and that I've kept an interest in active learning. Do I include these? Do I include all employment from the past 28 years? I don't belong to a professional body - so would I just complete that section as 'none'? Also I was going to do a portfolio. Do I send this in with the application or take it to the interview (if I get one)? I was going to include photographs from my current post, recent certificates (or should it be all?), and photocopies of the feedback I've recieved from the STLS L2 course I've almost finished. Should there be anything else?? All advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.