Jobless and very poor

John, Southern

I'm a 21 year old guy living in Southern California. So I've applied to just about every retail job you name it, have landed several interviews, but for some reason I never get a call back. I dress professionally, I rehearse the questions ahead of time... but I must be doing something wrong. And when I follow up, it's always "We've already selected a candidate and are no longer hiring at this time." I have few jobs skills and don't know who to turn to in order to support myself. Having been unemployed for over a year, my hopes about landing a job are waning and I'm running out of money to be able to support myself.