So can you imagine spending five years looking for a new career? And filling in almost 600 applications?
We'd imagine we would be sobbing in bed - but not 60-year-old Robin Boness!
The job seeker from Cornwall was made redundant from his job in 2008 and, although it took him five years and 547 applications, the former electrician finally found a new job.
He now works for Frontline Total Security - and treated himself to a well-deserved steak after receiving his first pay packet.
He was quoted in The Daily Mail, saying: "My story shows you should never give up – keep plugging away because there's always something around the corner."
Well done, Robin!
By Elle Reeves
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