Hi Theo (and to anyone else who ofers any help), I have some job applications to fill in, however I am unsure about what to do about my current employment and my references. Firstly, I have registered with an education recruitment agency to try and get more experience as well as getting paid, at the moment I have not had any assignments off the agency so I am technically undmployed. Should I put my employment status as employed or unemployed? Secondly, if i put that I am employed I would have to put the agency as a reference but they do not know me and my previous employer sends out a greneric reference from their head office so neither of these will be of any benefit to the schools I am applying to. Could you give me some advice on what I should do if I put that I am employed, or should I just put unemployed and some previous referees? N.B. in my mind the simplest thing to do is put that I am unemployed (because I have not represented the agency yet), but this may make me seem like a layabout who is not making much of an effort.