Dear all:- I have registered with 9 (nine) agencies in a large city. On Job search sites there are often 'vacancies' advertised through agencies but when I call them asking if I have been put forward 'the consultant is on annual leave' or 'references are still coming through?' Is this a common experience? Do agencies actually actively put people's details to schools during the holidays? Or is the bottleneck the fact that no-one is in the school?