I am applying for a job at the moment, (basic office IT work) but I haven't worked for the last 3 years. Instead the only work experience I have is trying to make a living at home with IM which is the only thing I can put on my CV for the past 3 yrs. The disadvantage of this is I cannot provide references and also proves I havent socialize in the real work enviroment. would employers be impressed by that? Would they even consider to take you seriously?