I'm looking for a new position in a city I'm relocating to (Memphis, if you've got a lead), and have been sending out tons of resumes and trying to begin networking. One of my new contacts suggested that I ask for job leads from someone who has previously seen my resume and told me they're not hiring. Basically trying to tap into their network to find other opportunities. I've tried this out a few times now and have not gotten any leads, but the response seems to have been positive and helpful.

What's your opinion on this practice? If you are in charge of hiring, what would you do if someone did this?