I don't know if this is the appropriate place to put this, so please forgive me if it isn't.
I'm in a bit of a bind. I am 26 years old and have never been employed...ever. I have never even done an interview. I have applied for jobs in the past, but I never got a call back. I just got discouraged and gave up looking. When I was younger, I didn't think it was that big of a deal since my mom supported me. But now that I'm getting older, I realize how big of a mistake I made by not trying harder to find a job. Now I am too embarrassed to apply for a job because of my lack of work experience. I have no idea how I would explain to a potential employer why I have never had a job at my age. I'm sure "because I was too shy and scared to go out in the real world" wouldn't go over very well. Nobody is going to want to hire a 26 year old who has never had a job before, not even for a menial job. Does anybody have any advice for me? I feel like a loser and a failure at life, and I know my mom resents me for having to take care of me all these years. Besides, my mom isn't going to be around forever, and I need a way to take care of myself. God knows I don't want to be homeless, but that is what is going to happen if I don't find a job. What am I going to do?? I have thought about making up a fake employment history to put on applications, but I'm afraid that I will get caught. Please help me.