Think and act as if you were under scrutiny every second — because you will be. Your new state will be one of perpetual audition. How others perceive you during this prolonged time of performance review will determine much of what will follow it. Attitude, style, work habits, effectiveness, cooperativeness, leadership ability, determination, flexibility, what I like to call “peripheral awareness”, manners, grace, integrity, and yes, intelligence, creativity, and talent — all of these matter all of the time.
-Brooke Kroeger ‘The Audition’