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 into their website, there is a lot of source material that you can parse through- YouTube videos of officers describing the joys of their jobs, cute flow diagrams, practice quizzes, and suggested reading (just to mention a few).
However, with one of the above-mentioned resources there is a serious lack of usability. Over the last few days I’ve been trying to remedy this.
Stay tuned for the resource page that will be posted soon- I know I’m excited!
In other news, I’ve also got three posts in draft condition updating you on new steps I have taken to advance my ‘overall knowledge’, everyday and weekly tools that everybody has access too, and the one thing you can do for five minutes (even in your shower!) that will save you time and keep you informed.
It’s been a busy week of work, ultimate, and soccer (not to mention an ultimate tournament this weekend). Yet, each night I am excited to work on this blog. Not only am I providing myself with tools and resources to help me advance my understanding of the FSOT, but there is also the potential to help others.
That’s just awesome!
Lastly, see that sign-up/subscribe box on the right hand upper side of this page (for mobile users it’s under the comments)? That’s for the Path to Foreign Service Newsletter. Sign-up and I promise you two things. First, absolutely no spam! I get enough of that as is and I don’t want to become a part of it. Second, I will keep you informed of everything happening on the blog, new tools you can use, and helpful advice I find. Not bad not bad.
Well, I need to get back to working on this resource page. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you sign up to the newsletter.