I gotta say, that took a helluva lot longer than I thought it would... I've been out of the job since last February essentially. I did work for about a month in April - May, but other than that I have been spending my year trying to find ways to take up my vast amounts of time.
For those out there who are unaware, unemployment is hard. It's an emotional beating like you haven't seen before. You feel lost! You don't know what to do. You wonder why no one wants to hire you. You question yourself and your abilities.
It's a very vicious cycle. I was only able to help myself by finding a way to distract my mind during the daylight hours. I am actually fortunate that I had a wake up call and started getting healthy. It broke my depression. Other people out there in the world of unemployment haven't been so lucky. They are still wallowing in self pity.
Basically, what I'm saying is...when things are supposed to work out? They will.