In a profession where connections mean everything, GovLoop has stepped in to fill a void. A social networking site designed exclusively for employees in the public sector, GovLoop is a place for government officials to network among peers, share ideas, and collaborate on projects with others from around the country. Whether you’re looking to find new opinions, new events, or even a new job, GovLoop offers a wealth of information for those interested in nearly every area of local, state, and federal governments.
Because GovLoop’s membership is limited to public sector employees, new users are required to enter their current title and government agency or organization during the sign up process. That information is then added to your GovLoop profile page, where you can update your current status, upload photos, and add extra text boxes. Like other social networking sites, GovLoop lets you browse members, add friends, and join groups related to common interests or geographic location.
Users who are interested in attending conferences and workshops can find extensive listings of upcoming events on GovLoop, while anyone with wisdom to share can post a blog entry for other members to see. While GovLoop may not be the largest social networking site around, its targeted membership makes it a worthwhile and valuable tool for anyone interesting in working for a government agency.
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