Just wondering how many people here have never had a job, or who haven't worked for a long time. I'm 19, and I feel even worse when I think that I have never had a job. It feels like if I don't get one NOW I will become 'unemployable'. I have applied for jobs but I don't get far because of my 'referees'. On application forms you normally need to put down two people and I put down the contact details of the guy who used to be my Head of 6th Form at school but I struggle with the second... I have a decent education level. 11 GCSE A - C and a full A Level in Sociology (a lot happened in the last year of my A Levels and I fell behind A LOT). I want to get into a medical career, perferably ambulance service and I do somewhat have experience. I am a carer for my father and I have been applying for care assistant jobs, I am a fully qualified first aider with the British Red Cross, attend public events to provide first aid cover when I can, I'm also an emergency responder and if there are any crisises in this area of the UK (such as floods etc) I get called out as emergency cover so I do have the experience. Well, I have SOME experience, but maybe it's not enough?? I just get depressed at the thought NO ONE is going to employ me. I don't have any previous employers to fall back on. Any job application I make gets rejected and I am really worried no one is going to want to employ me. It may sound stupid. I'm 19, why would people NOT want to employ me? But, I haven't worked before. Previous experience is almost always wanted, right? It's favoured. Other applicants, I'm sure, have a greater chance at getting a job than me but not only that, in the CV/resume, you've got to put down your good points etc and that's another thing I struggle with. Personal acheivements?? Um... Then there's the interviews themselves. I tend to panic and that in itself tends to mess up the interview. Thinking I'm never going to get a job depresses me. Thinking I'm never going to get into the ambulance service depresses me. I want a job, but no one gives me a chance.