Are you looking for a job? Then you've probably heard a lot of the same, recycled advice.
"Use your network," "do what you love," and "make sure you do your research." Look, those aren't bad pieces of advice. They are the building blocks of a successful job search, and the kind of common sense tips on which you need to build a solid foundation when you're a job seeker. But if you've been doing all of the basics and still not getting anywhere, perhaps it's time to think outside the box.
The following is a list of things to do that goes beyond the basics. They're not exactly ground-breaking by any stretch, but they might nudge you just far enough outside the box to the point you start thinking about things a little differently. Good luck.