In sales, networking is a priority. My career would be shaped completely different if I never took time to network early in my career. Eventually, the happy hours caught up with me so I limit the events to once a month.
Networking isn't only for growing your business. I've saved thousands of dollars for services and products because of the connections I built through.... you guessed it.... NETWORKING!
So, how do you network? If your area has specific events, post those. Who knows who lives near you?