Given your credentials and experience, let me suggest the following:
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- Keep trying. If you keep at it, you will succeed sooner or later.
- Talk to some technical recruiters. Get some feedback on your interviewing skills, take a resume clinic, and network like crazy with friends and family. The more "inside help" you can get when you go for an interview, the more likely placement becomes. If a technical recruiter will actually help to place you, so much the better; they don't get paid until you get a job!
- Check out all reasonable offers. If you really, really, really want to get into networking you may have to swallow some potentially unpleasant experiences, such as relocation, entry-level placement, and/or pay cuts. The more flexible you can be about pay and location, the more likely you are to be able to make the switch you desire; the less flexible you can afford to be, the lesser the number of options you'll probably have.
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