I just got a job but its a zero hour contract and probably minimum wage, which is very quickly starting to become the norm in this country but after 1 1/2 years of unemployment… I am OKAY with that.
Fuck unemployment. At first I was pretty much dedicated to finding my place in society, I took on short courses, training programs and tried to get experience by volunteering. Even after all that, nobody wanted to hire me. I kept getting turned down time and time again either with no response or that I was right for the job but someone else just happened to be better than me.
After 4-6 months I gave-up. Soon enough I became this became this lazy fucktard walking around the house with scruffy hair and walking about in just my underwear in the afternoons where even the most basic of tasks of going outside was an ordeal for me. I would stay at home on the computer, playing video games, eating shit and I would frequently skimp out on searching for jobs for long periods of time. I relied heavily on my parents. I couldn't buy what I wanted and I still honestly felt like a kid. There was no independence at all.
It was a very depressing time for me, I thought I was worthless and that I didn't really belong anywhere. I would still be in that situation if it wasn't for some bang luck and it being Christmas time.
I have no advice for you buddy other than keeping trying. You just gotta be at the right time and the right place.