In my native language we have an idiom that goes like "to check/sync own's watch". It means, to verify with yourself that you are on the same page with something. To make sure you know the latest tendencies and are following them.
I go to interviews "to check/sync my watch" with the current status of the IT business.
Meaning: I go to interviews to make sure my knowledge and salary are matching what currently the companies are looking for.
Now, what's the corresponding idiom, if any, in English? Thanks.