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Yahoo is shutting down the FSO Yahoo Groups

Yahoo is shutting down Yahoo Groups effective December 14, 2019, which means the FSO community is losing the “FSO Test” and “FSO Orals” Yahoo Groups, and all the files will be permanently deleted. Source. This is really bad news. For those of you who do not know, these two online groups have been instrumental to many

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Becoming a FSO

Updates to the October 2019 Foreign Service Officer Test

The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) is going through another iteration of updates beginning with the October 2019 test. As a positive, you will have a higher chance of passing the test. As a negative, there is (potentially) less transparency in the application process. The FSOT before October 2019 The FSOT is made up of

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How to pass the FSOT Situational Judgment Section

The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Situational Judgement section, is the newest component of the test, and the one that has left the most people asking, “how do you pass this”? Fortunately for new test takers, it’s been a year and a half since its introduction, and this offers us the opportunity to review what

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FSOT Resource Page

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,

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Keeping Busy and an Important Update!

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

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October 2014 FSOT Dates

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

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The FSOT Rescore and When to do it

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

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It’s Not Failure If You Keep Trying: The FSOT

I’ve heard it said before, some of the best things in life only come after failure. This is great, and very supportive in a father to son kind of fashion, but there is a piece missing. I think that the important lesson to take away from failing at something, is to understand that the only

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