Connections, information, alternate paths I could be taking. Things I could try. It’s not about saying, ‘SCREW MY JOB, HIRE ME!’ It’s more about saying, ‘I want to know more about this industry, and the people in it, and how to use that information to succeed.’ Being interested isn’t enough, you have to be involved. But before all that, you have to get over the thing in your head that tells you that you’re too much of a bottom feeder to be involved. Everyone has that thing in their heads; the trick is silencing it, then emailing the one influential person you sorta know and asking them to get drinks.