If you feel like some people have no problem finding a job-even in the most difficult job markets-you're not mistaken. These seemingly lucky individuals know something: You don't get a job by competing in the same game as every other job searcher and applicant-you get it by innovating.
So, you've learned that becoming an innovator doesn't mean trying to be Steve Jobs overnight. You should instead position yourself as the solver of the most difficult, tedious problems. If you can solve problems for the innovators at existing organizations, you're on the fast track to becoming one yourself.