Thanks a lot TD you have been absolutely wonderful. I am starting to feel a lot better after reading your replies. Just one more question, when I was told about my interview time and date, I was asked to bring my references along. Does this mean that they don't contact the referees themselves? I rang one of my referees and asked her whether she had been asked for references and she has said that no one has contacted her. It just seems really odd to me but is this the normal thing for International jobs? Thanks p.s. I have only just started to use this site and wasn't quite sure what PM means. Sorry!!