Feel free to mingle with other unemployed people with little or no qualifications like yourselves? As I am unemployed, been unemployed for two years, it has dawned on me that any more time lost and i will like so many others become unemployable. Too be honest I don't know whether I have already reached that stage. Few weeks ago I sent out 60 spec letters to a certain industry to many employers. NOT ONE, NOT ONE, employer has since responded. I would have thought out of common decency, they would have acknowledged my spec letter. I even enclosed a brilliant CV. Well, now you know spec approaches now seem useless. It is ashame as many jobs are not even advertised. Tried networking and got some contact with some Peter Germaine bloke in Marble arch. THis guy turned out to be some pompous fool. He was bowled over by the fact I only had a land line. He rejected me and was very abusive toward the friend who I networked with. Share your woes and offer encouragement where possible. This is the unemployment thread.