Probably using a Mac, or Google Chrome - that eats the paragraphs. Might be a good idea to number the Qs next time round, to make it easier . . . For me, I mean! Q1 Will never having held a permanent position go against me in job applications? Most Heads know that it is hard to get a FT permanent post, and will appreciate that you're in a long-term post because they respect you. Q2 I know I have a lot of experience, but does it look bad to have jumped from position to position, as if no-one really wants to employ me? Not if you explain it and say how you have gained professionally from this. Q3 Is the school I'm at now likely to take me on permanently? Come on! You can't expect me to be able to answer this - the new delivery of crystal balls doesn't come for some time yet! Q4 Is it even worth looking for a permanent post, while I have this supply position? Yes. A permanent post is important, and your current Head will understand that. You clearly have a lot going for you, to judge by what you say. The trick will be presenting yourself in your applications so that people see that. Don't be shy about saying what your strengths are! Best wishes! ___________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th. Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars. Look forward to seeing you!