Career

Government Certifications You Didn’t Know You Needed

As you get further and further into your career, it is easy to fall behind on continuing education. Fortunately, there are certification programs that help people across government continue their education and advance their career. Whether you’re in HR, project management, IT or public affairs, there is a certification program waiting for you!

The Human Resources Playbook for Government

The heartbeat of any organization can be summed up in one word: people. It isn’t the technology or automated processes that many agencies have come to rely on over the years. The truth is, when organizations hire good people, the technology takes care of itself. People provide overall direction and vision for an organization, ensure… Read more »

Getting into Government: A Guide for High Achievers

You work hard in school, in your extracurriculars, and at your job. You never pass up an opportunity to meet new people and learn more. You have big dreams. You’re a high achiever, and now you want to land the perfect government job. You have come to the right place! This guide is all about getting into government…. Read more »

Career Booster Toolkit

Looking to land a government job? Or maybe you have a gov gig, but want to take your career to the next level. If this is you, you need to download this government career booster toolkit.

The United States for State and Local Gov

Who is really employed by the government? Who works in those office buildings? And what exactly do they do? Questions about the state of state and local government worker demographics abound. So we decided to take a look at the makeup of the state and local government workforce. While each state and locality is slightly… Read more »

NextGen Guide to Building Your Network

Are you ready to make productive change in government? Work together with your peers and make an impact from within? Help retain excellent employees in the public sector? One way you can do that is by creating a NextGen group within your agency. Did you know there are agency level, office level and even department… Read more »

Government Workforce in Focus: Closing the Data and Analytics Skills Gap

Standing between the federal government and improved delivery of services is the data skills gap. Federal managers worry that prospective employees entering the job market lack the analytical skills, statistical competencies and technical proficiency needed to understand the federal government’s large and complex datasets. The data skills gap comes at a time when federal government… Read more »

Guide to International Jobs in Government

If you’re interested in getting a government job in foreign policy or international affairs, you’ve come to the right place. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced a highly valuable guide entitled, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government.” Until now, there has been no single resource… Read more »

How Telework Makes Better Bosses and Top-Notch Teams

I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years as a full-time teleworking employee – both as a manager and as a member of geographically-dispersed project teams. One of the biggest lessons is that telework forces both managers and team members to hone their communication skills and think more intentionally about the way they get… Read more »

Guide to Getting into Government

The Robertson Foundation for Government, a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating, and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers, and GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government, have teamed up again to create, “Getting Into Government: A Guide for High Achievers.”This guide is a blend of… Read more »

How to Find, Land, Keep and Leap in Your Government Career

You may have taken your first government job just to get some experience, and now feel like you are being under utilized at your agency. Maybe you knew the hiring manager well or they were well respected in government, and you wanted to use that connection to help elevate your career. Once you are at… Read more »

GovLoop’s Guide to the Master of Public Policy Degree

Thinking of going to graduate school? Wondering what the Master of Public Policy degree is all about? GovLoop is excited to release a new guide that helps you navigate through the application process and advance your career in public service! We’ve designed the following resource to help you decide if an MPP is the right… Read more »

Understanding the New Pathways Program

Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the proposed regulations for the Pathways Program, a hiring reform initiative designed to “offer students and recent graduates more uniform and transparent pathways to public service” and “improve recruiting and provide for training, mentoring, and career development opportunities.” The original document is nearly 90 pages… Read more »

Taking Your Group to the Next Level: The New and Improved GovLoop Groups Guide

As many of you have probably already realized, joining groups here on GovLoop is one of the best ways to make connections, learn best practices, and get real time answers to challenges. No matter where you work, your area of expertise, or your hobbies, there is a group for you, as well as an awesome… Read more »

7 Steps To Social Networking Success

GovLoop recently hosted an awesome online training with Heather Krasna, an expert career coach who has been helping people network and land gigs for many years. As an expert in all things careers and networking, Heather sent us an impressive document, detailing the 7 steps of the networking process. We then transformed it and out… Read more »

10 Tips for Letting Federal Employers Know Your Worth

Two weeks ago, I unveiled a sweet infographic that GovLoop commissioned to spice up some of the resources available at the USAJOBS Info Center. In case you missed it, here’s a link: 4 Winning Tips for a Successful Job Interview In that post, I promised that we would share two more. Well, here’s 2 out… Read more »