The only time I have gotten a job after an interview was back in 2007, but I think that was because my interviewer had a number of issues himself. This guy was, I thought, borderline crazy. Since this is an anonymous mention of him I don't think he'll mind. But to me that says a lot that the only guy who wanted to hire me was someone with his own issues. And I didn't even get a real job! The most hours I got for a week was about twenty or thirty. But then my hours started becoming less, and less, and less, until I was just getting the bare minimum. Towards the end he had me working a measly six hours a week. Two days with a single three-hour shift on each day.
Even that sort of job I found hellish. Working at a fast food restaurant puts me on edge and turns me into a nervous wreck given enough pressure. I'm not suited to the 'fast' in fast food. I take my time. It's not that I'm lazy. I just seem to work at a different wavelength than most everybody else.
That job--if you can call it that-- was two years ago now, back in 2007. I haven't been able to get a new job since. And the worse the economy gets, the worse it looks for me. The job I did get was something that I got after turning in dozens of previous applications and having half a dozen other interviews that came to nothing. If I had that much struggle back in 2007, why should I think I have any chance at all now that the financial crisis is in full swing? My resume doesn't look any better. I don't have any new work history to add. I do not have any measurably improved interview skills. I also have a heck of a lot more competition for the same jobs as before. What the hell am I supposed to do? I can't top somebody who's had half a dozen or more jobs already and is a competent interviewer. I stand no chance against the average Joe because the average Joe is a master speaker with a brimming resume compared to me.
So much for the traditional job route. I guess my main chance now is to find something I can do which will earn me money another way. I don't know what that is. I have no clue what that is.