The Foreign Service Officer salary is dynamic and ever-changing. Along with your promotion, each assignment can bring with it different danger pay, hardship pay, and cost-of-living adjustments that affect what you take home. Depending on international geopolitics, the strength of domestic and national currencies, and the size of your family, to name a few, your
This is the ultimate guide to help you become a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) in 2020. Along with the process to become an FSO, I will also share with you the steps you can take to best prepare and study for the personal narratives, the FSOT, and the oral assessment. Plus, if you are on
Update: The FSOT in 2020 Beginning with the February 2020 FSOT, as a part of the registration process, candidates will be asked to complete their Personal Narratives (PNs). Candidates will be asked to address the following six areas: Leadership Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Management Skills, Intellectual Skills, and Substantive Knowledge. Each of the six
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It’s important to keep up to date up to date on the news, politics, and global affairs of the day. Not only does this assist us in being knowledgeable of what is happening, but it will also help us with the Foreign Service Officer Test! Like the State Department’s Suggested Reading List conveys in their
The best foundation is a solid education and a personal life-habit of reading, learning, and expanding one’s understanding of the world – US State Department I want to make sure I keep up with global affairs, both the headline news and the rest, but I don’t have time to do so in an immersive fashion
Well I’ve gone and done it, the first FSOT Resource Page is up! So what is all the fuss and why am I excited for this page? The State Department does a great job listing a plethora of material we can read in order to prep for the FSOT. Unfortunately, besides the title and author,
I haven’t disappeared! On the contrary, I’ve been working hard to put together a great beginner resource for all of us. In starting from scratch, I thought I would take a look at the suggestions and resources provided by the Department of State on how to pass the Foreign Service Officer Test. If you delved
The dates for the October 2014 FSOT (Foreign Service Officer Test) have been publicized! The test will be administered from Saturday, October 4, to Sunday, October 11, 2014. The window to select your seat will begin later this month form Wednesday, August 27, to Wednesday, October 1, 2014. For full information on the testing window
If you did not pass the Foreign Service Officer Test, but you think you should have, or you were really close, then you may want to consider the FSOT rescore. Yes, this is possible. As you know by now, I did not pass the June FSOT by 0.91 points, pretty close. I did well in