“If you were a consultant trying to land a contract, you know it would not be enough that "they liked me." Gather information. Understand their issues and needs and who the players are. Think things through, figure out what else you need to know, do some outside research, and get back to them with your thoughts.”
“Your security will come first and foremost from being an attractive prospect to employers, and that attractiveness involves having the abilities and attitudes that an employer needs at the moment.” by William Bridges, "JobShift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs"