Career

Lessons From My Childhood – S.P.U.D.

By almost any measure, I had a very typical ’70s childhood. We lived in a young subdivision, explored everything, got in big trouble, suffered injuries, had divorced parents and viewed the world with an overarching sense of wonder and opportunity. We were a very creative group of kids, and since our parents weren’t wealthy weRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Tom Melancon, Technical Writer, Department of Labor

I’m delighted to have been able to interview my fellow Seattleite, Tom Melancon, “Civil Savant”– Technical Writer, Department of Labor. My sincere thanks to Tom for taking the time to give this interview! What is your role with the Department of Labor? My position is called Technical Writer, in the Department of Labor, Employment StandardsRead… Read more »

10 Secrets for Landing a Federal Job

From TheGovGurus.com: 1. KNOCK ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FRONT DOOR AND BACK DOOR: Most job seekers look for federal openings only on USAJOBS (usajobs.opm.gov), the federal government’s official jobs website. But there are plenty of other ways to land federal jobs.For example, employment agencies and consulting firms frequently place employees on contract jobs in federalRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: ‘Brownie’ Evacuated From Colorado Wildfires

What goes around comes around. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown addresses a gathering of meteorologists on Jan. 18, 2006, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Photo by AP)Former FEMA Administrator Michael Brown, a.k.a. “Brownie,” was among approximately 11,000 residents of Boulder, Colo. evacuated yesterday amid raging wildfires that have scorched at least 1,000 acres. After his eagerlyRead… Read more »

10 Best Jobs in America

The Web never ceases to surprise me. Here comes a list of 10 Best Jobs in America (and there is a list of 10 Worst jobs too!) published by Tony Lee on his site CareerCast.com by ranking 200 jobs based on five criteria of stress, physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation and work environment: 1. MathematicianRead… Read more »

Deep Thoughts on Sports and Other Topics from the Hokie Guru, GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Happy New Year, GovLoopers… the Hokie Guru knows you’ve missed him!! 🙂 The Hokie Guru apologizes because he does not have time to preview every NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Conference… he can only pick a few games here and there and will pick one later in this post. When March Madness begins, the HokieRead… Read more »