This relates to one of my goals for 2012, thank you for bringing it up, Andy. I've been in my current job for a long time, and feel that I have done great things there, but it has been stagnet for 4 years. No pay raise in 4 years with no prospect for any in the coming year. More being taken out of my pay for benefits than ever before. This is truly a case of my being better off 4 years ago than I am today. And I've got very serious reservations of the health of the agency I work at, so networking is imperative. I want to see what ideas people have for increasing one's network, so I'll be following this thread with great interest.