Networking does work. And if your first contact fails, try a second or third. Susan's cousin works at Symantec as a Training Manager. He encouraged me to send him my resume, but apparently nothing ever came of it. I was looking thru Linked-In and found that someone I went to school with and was also a member of SIPB at MIT was working in support at Symantec. So, I sent him a note and my resume. He gave it to a peer of his manager who had reqs and she called me when she was back in town.
Wish me to break a leg or something.