You've been a year on the dole for over a year.....so what the f$#@ have you done about it?
Giving out about the government/economy/bankers, blaming everyone else, ringing Joe Duffy or ranting on internet forums doesn't count. And I'm not asking how many times you forwarded your standard CV and cover letter onto various employers.
What have you achieved in the last year to increase your employability? New skills? Learned a language? Coached the local under 10 team? I could go on all night.
It's a genuine question! Don't take offence
People who were long-term unemployed but got a job in the past year feel free to share your tips!