Have you found your dream job? Many people have not, but they continue to hold out hope, working at a job they like until they can land the one they love. For employed folks, this makes perfect sense. However, unemployed people may face a different challenge.
If the job you really want is not available, look for a position that will use the same skills. For instance, some of my out-of-work friends within the field of journalism have turned to jobs in public relations, marketing or social media. I know social workers who have taken on case management roles in other fields or at nonprofit organizations to continue using their skills. Think about the skills you enjoy using and how you could use them in a different way.