A common frustration and source of angst for those starting down the long, twisting road to a position in the Foreign Service is selecting your career track. If you have spent even a short time researching this career, you know by now that you must select one of the five FSO generalist career tracks very early in the process. In fact, if you head over to the State Department’s very nicely done careers website and look at the 8 Steps to Becoming a Foreign Service Officer you’ll see that step number one is “Choose a career track.”
I received this email the other day explaining a change to the FSOT registration process. In case you aren’t receiving the updates from State, I thought I’d pass it along.
The U.S. Department of State has consolidated the FSOT registration process, allowing you to submit an application and select a seat during the same five-week period immediately prior to a specific testing window.
For the most part, I don’t go too much into my personal life on this site. I like to keep it focused on helping people learn more about the U.S. Foreign Service and navigate the confusing hiring process. Naturally, I draw upon my own experiences to use as examples, but I otherwise try to keep things pretty fact based.
That’s all a caveat to say I’m going to break that rule for this post and I hope you’ll endulge me in a little bit of a personal announcement.Continue
As is probably evident from the lack of new posts, I hadn’t checked in on the site for a few weeks. Blame it partially on a week of lounging around a resort in beautiful Mallorca and partially on not having anything worthwhile to say.
At any rate, I logged in today to do some updating and noticed there were quite a few comments stuck in the moderation queue. Sorry about that. Normally I get an email notifying me of comments and I approve and try to respond. They should all be live on the site now. On the right hand side you’ll see a box that lists recent comments in case you want to check them out.Continue