15 Ways to Make Today Awesome

1. Get another cup of coffee 2. Clear all the clutter off your desk 3. Allow yourself 15 minutes to cruise around the internet and find the next place you want to travel to (personally, I’d vote for Scotland) 4. Write a blog post – even if only half-baked – and make it live 5…. Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Storytime, Trusting Your Gut, and Why You Suck at Networking

Happy Friday, everyone! You know what time it is. It’s time for the… Friday Fab 5! That special part of the week when we take a look back at a few of the awesome blogs, forums, quotes, groups, and members here on GovLoop. If you think they’re awesome too, go ahead and congratulate them (links… Read more »

Phone Tips & Tricks: Dealing with the Dead Battery

The Phone Tips & Tricks series is supported by the Sprint Federal Employee Discount Program. To find awesome discounts visit the Sprint Federal Employee Discount resource center today. Every day millions of government employees spend hours upon hours with their cell phones. It started out as that bulky item you threw in the bottom of… Read more »

Deloitte IMPACTs DC

Need some mid-week inspiration? I thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share. Every year Deloitte teams celebrates IMPACT Day, an annual day-long event during which Deloitte employees around the country set aside their work and contribute their time and talents to benefit local nonprofits. Each volunteer project is organized by local Deloitte personnel… Read more »

How-To: Game the GovLoop Top 100 Rankings

Ever wondered how you get into the GovLoop Top 100 rankings? Well, for those of you who are a little competitive or just like to feel as if you’re making progress toward something (you know, like gold stars, good grades and general gaming domination), then this post is for you. First, here’s the breakdown of… Read more »

Project of the Week: GSA’s Data Center Services

There’s a lot of talk about data center consolidation in government these days, including an interactive data center map announced by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra last week. With all of the proposed changes, we thought it would be useful to highlight the services being offered by GSA. Check out our interview below. 1. Provide a… Read more »

How Do You Build an Incredible Professional Network?

A couple years ago, I had a chance to present to some Department of Energy interns on the topic of “Understanding and Utilizing Your Network.” I borrowed ideas from two books: “Good in a Room” and “Never Eat Alone” to offer well over a dozen tips on how to build and leverage a professional network… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Online Community Suck

Many people face similar problems when launching an online community. They get the technology, staff, and policies in place, and wonder why in six months the community is ailing faster than a blighted plant. The good news is that this is entirely avoidable if you stay away from this top 10 list… Here are 10… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Resumes 101, World of Gov-craft, and Random Hacks of Kindness

Congratulations! You made it through another week, which means it’s time for the… Friday Fab 5! Don’t power down that laptop or blackberry quite yet. We had a lot of great content this past week on GovLoop, and it’s now time to highlight some of the top contributions. Today’s Blog of the Week is actually… Read more »