At the start of this year I went to university, but I didn't enjoy my course. It was just one miserable day after another so I submitted a form to the university that said I am cancelling my course. Ever since then I have been looking for a job. By now I've submitted applications to roughly 20-25 different places and haven't gotten a single response. I'm not looking for skilled work, just simple stuff like the cash register at a supermarket and restaurants which advertise "training provided". About two thirds of the positions I apply for are advertised as being available. Now before I become some lifeless person who eats, sleeps, lives with his parents at 50, spends his day watching anime, browsing forums and gaming then dieing a nobody I am asking for help to get a job and get back on track with life. Below are my resume (with fake personal details) and cover letter. Any help on how to improve either of these and any other tips would be very much appreciated. EDIT It's occured to me no half decent human resources staff would hire someone witout copying and pasting a sentence of someone's cover letter into google to test for orginality. I'll upload a .bmp file of my revised cover letter and resume tomorrow.