You don’t have to leave your current company to do some networking. You can meet new people from your own office!
Many companies have a social hour after work, and it’s a great chance to make connections. Make time to introduce yourself to the bigwigs at your company. It can be as informal as dropping into your boss’ office and asking for her opinion on company news, or offering assistance.
To be considered for professional opportunities, you need to be on people’s radar.