I have been out of work since July. This has been the longest I have been out of work and it's driving me crazy. I have always been a hard and keen worker and I have a lot to offer a company. I have tried everything in my power to get another job....joined jobsites, agencies etc. I'm even claiming benefits now because I am struggling financially. I know we are in a recession but this is ridiculous. Im not giving up and I'm applying for jobs everyday and I have the support of my fiance (well sort of) but It's really getting me down. It seems like everyone just wants to cast me aside and It questions my value. Why doesn't anyone want to employ me? There are loads of lazy and dumb people in work so why can't I do it. I'm at breaking point now.