do applicants have to put date of birth on forms. this is often the third thing they see and i worry about agesim as i have been a victim so many times. Also i have been asked to put my age too! I am 50 but what has my age got to do with my professionalism and ability to do the job. surely i have more teaching experience and maybe moire patience and life experience? which is what counts isn't it? maybe be i should put salary negotiable if it a question of cost?