I’d like to know how many of you would be interested in coaching? I was thinking about offering six lessons — one per week — in the month in half before the next Foreign Service Exam. We’d connect by telephone or by Skype. I’d recommend books and go over concepts that you’re unsure about, provide time management skills, and give you writing topics and one-on-one reviews of your work.
No, we do not require a written Foreign Service exam. Applications are accepted only for specific vacancy(s) when announced and posted. Our process involves a series of reviews of the candidate’s application and written responses to job specific questions and general development issues. Following the screening, selected applicants are invited for a personal interview with a technical panel. Candidates are evaluated on their academic credentials, related overseas and/or domestic development professional experience, their technical knowledge and related skills such as management and leadership, representational and communication (oral and written).
So, to help you out, I’ve created my very own version of what the State Department won’t do…I’ll give you real information that you can use to help improve your chances of passing so that you can join the Foreign Service exam pass rate group, and not be among the failures.