National unemployment rate is 9.7 percent, highest it's been in many, many years. Economic indicators seem to say the recession is ending but the labor market is always the last to come back.
My point is that there are lots and lots of people out of work right now and it's not just you. As someone who has had to hire people before I've seen lots of resumes and I'd say most are spotty once you've interviewed, checked references, and have done even the most basic of investigation. For example you'd be surprised about
how many people have lied about
So it's not really your fault. Lots of people have dropped out of the labor force so it's way north of 10 percent who are unemployed and many, many more who are underemployed.
There will always be something out there, though. For my part, I'm in business for myself and am struggling very, very badly. But that's my field. I'm sure there are fields you could go into by yourself that may work out well for you even in this economy. The only reason I haven't switched to something else is because I've built something and am trying to see it through. But if one were to take the initiative and fight like crazy, they can still be successful.
Other than self-employment you could settle for a job you wouldn't usually take and just try to ride things out the best you can until businesses start hiring again. It will happen. And you could always get lucky when sending out resumes. I have a friend who somehow just landed a pretty good job, so it's definitely possible.
I am not bipolar but I'm all too familiar with depression so in a way I sort of know how you feel. Kind of powerless and at the mercy of luck. Sometimes I really want to give up but I haven't yet and probably will not. If we keep trying I'm sure we'll have success. It may not be easy but we'll get there.