To expand your potential, you need to ask for things you're not sure you'll get, silence self-doubt and ignore self-imposed boundaries about what you should and shouldn't do, Curt Rosengren writes. He recommends having a "burning vision" for what you want to create.
Researchers say they've figured out why DMV staffers and other clerical workers are so mean. A study found that subjects arbitrarily assigned to low-status roles tended to be more vindictive and mean-spirited than subjects given higher status. "Power liberates one to act on the negative emotions that result when one is being disrespected by others," says Stanford researcher Nir Halevy.
Google recently launched Flight Search, a travel service that allows users to quickly search online for flights. Although Flight Search is fast, some airlines and airports are missing, this analysis explains.
If you feel stuck in a job, stop frustrating yourself by trying to reach a definitive decision about what to do and instead focus on being open to learning more about opportunities and connecting with interesting people, John Lees writes. "Put your energy into idea-building. Imagine you were doing research for someone else -- keep digging, keep making connections," he writes.
September has been designated International Update Your Resume Month by Career Directors International. To help celebrate, beef up your resume by volunteering to fill any skills gap, doing freelance consulting services or by writing a blog to demonstrate your industry expertise, Heather R. Huhman writes.