i'm in the same boat. i take it you're fresh out of school?
if that's the case, the first thing i'd do is talk to your school's "graduate placement office" if they have one. their whole purpose is to get you working.
also, look into professional associations. i have been a member of CIPS in the past, and found it a good way to build a network of contacts.
have you ever heard of an 'information interview'? the idea is that you call someone who works in the industry, not necessarily in a hiring role, and ask to speak with them about the work that they do. you're not trying to get a job with this person, just find out about the work that they do, and any contacts that they may have in the field who may be hiring.
and ask friends or relatives if they know anyone who needs somebody with your skills.
man, i read this and wonder why the hell i don't get off my lazy ass and get my own damned IT job.