Friday, March 06, 2009

Want to join the Foreign Service?

Selling Out, who is trying to join the Foreign Service, has a good description today of the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), including an account of a recent Oral Assessment (OA).

It doesn't sound like the OA has changed much. And I can confirm that the order you are called out of the room has no relation to whether you passed. I was called in the middle of our group of 12, and I was the only passer the day I took the test.


Walter said...

My day three people passed. All of us called last out of about 28 people. The odds this was a coincidence are small.

Not that it matters... right?

Digger said...

I suspect they mix it up just to keep people guessing.

Donna said...

I was the last one called out on my day, and I was the only one who passed. As it turns out, I turned down the job three times in a row, so I guess I'd have to start over now. Oh, well. Easy come, easy go.