I've compiled a list of five things you can do to stand out from the crowd and easily get a job. This list is aimed at high school students, college students, university students. I however think it will also be beneficial to programmers that don't fit the category.
In the following video I talk about the list and explain everything:
In short, the list is as follow (but I recommend you watch the video instead):
1. Create a personal website
2. Self-publish apps
3. Do online courses for certifications
4. Create your own business/company
5. Don't be afraid of people and don't be afraid to ask for jobs
For more Career Advice, check out my "Career Advice for programmers" YouTube playlist.