We know this time of year can be something less than joyful. In fact, we know that's true because you told us. In our survey of more than 250…Continue
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"The PMF is the premier federal program for recruiting the nation’s most talented students into the public service. The Robertson…Continue
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In late February, GovLoop hosted its first (what we hope to be "annual") Virtual Government Career Fair. We had thousands of participants that took advantage of opportunities to drop off their resume and interact with agency representatives in virtual booths, attend educational webinars that taught…Continue
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GovLoop is pleased to unveil our newest infographic, which aims to demonstrate how telework is a …Continue
I was just reading an article at Federal Times which ranks the federal agencies where you can find the best and worst bosses. I won't give you the full list, but it looks like NASA, Treasury and 3 branches of the Armed Forces dominate the "best" list while DHS is found most frequently among the…
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A few weeks ago, my colleague Emily Jarvis summarized an interview with Tom Fox from the Partnership for Public Service under the title, "For Young Feds, Is the Pace of Government Change Too Slow?" It sparked a pretty spirit discussion and it got me thinking about a different question:
Last night, we hosted the fourth GovLoop Mentors Program Kick-Off Event, welcoming and congratulating more than 50 new mentor pairings at the District Architecture Center in Washington, DC. I wanted to be sure and post the names of both mentees and mentors to honor their…Continue
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I recently finished a book called "Becoming a Coaching Leader" by Daniel Harkavy.
What I liked about it was that it walks you through a series of exercises that help you think about your life and your career a bit more intentionally. Most books of this ilk just talk about leadership traits or a goal setting process, but few help you align your time and…Continue
"Smile, you're on Candid Camera."
It's a phrase we all know - and I'll bet more than one of us heard it over the holidays when someone snapped a pic or snagged a video of a special moment.
Modern-day iterations of the popular television show include "The Jamie Kennedy…Continue
GovLoop just concluded its third iteration of its government-wide mentors program.
The Fall 2012 cohort had just over 30 pairings and our post-program evaluations have revealed that it was another successful program. Take a quick click through this slide deck to see the stats and stories which show the solid impact the program has had on people's career:…Continue
NOTE: I originally wrote this post exactly two years ago to the day. It has become even more poignant as we watched President Obama give two emotional speeches over the past three days in the wake of events in Newtown. It was this speech on Friday, however, that really moved many Americans and expressed our collective sorrow at the tragedy.…Continue
If you indulge in Yahoo! Fantasy Football like me, this past weekend was particularly frustrating.
For those who don't engage in this pastime, the long and short is that their system went down, leaving me and thousands of other fans without access to our team's information.
It was almost unforgivable...but then I received the following email from Ken Fuchs, the Head of Yahoo!…Continue
We just finished hosting a Google+ On-Air Hangout designed to help prospective Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) to navigate the application and assessment process - and, more specifically, to submit a resume that accurately reflects unique and valuable experience.
I wanted to be sure and share the recording and slide deck for those who missed it (or those…Continue
OPM released a great new video for Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) applicants - including a nice white board explanation at the beginning.
You might also be interested in my unofficial…Continue
"When you're finished changing, you're finished."
- Benjamin Franklin
Major change is coming to capitol offices and agency corridors on November 6 - and that will be true regardless of the political candidates who turn out to be the election night…Continue
As November 5 approaches (yes, there is something else happening other than the election that week), the opportunity for prospective Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) to apply for one of government's most prestigious programs looms large on the horizon.
Knowing that PMFs likely have a lot of questions about the process, the U.S. Office of Personnel…Continue