Five years ago I started freelancing for the networks, and at that time contacted people and told them of my availability. I sent resumes and contact info after the phone calls.
So this week I get a call from a manager I talked to in 2005 who had kept my resume on file. This is the first time I'd heard from her in five years.
You know how I'm always telling you guys not to worry if you don't hear anything for awhile? This is proof that people actually do hold on to resumes and tapes... and sometimes it's for a very long time.