Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Test Number TWO
Yesterday I received an email from the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service and I have been selected to participate in the next step of the Foreign Service Officer selection process, which is the Oral Assessment! Hooray for me! This means that I have to go to Washington, D.C. sometime between May 4 and June 30 to participate in the Oral Assessment. If any of you are curious what all the Oral Assessment entails, you can click here to get a detailed explanation. I think I'm going to have to read this document many more times before actually going to take the test. When I read the email telling me I was okay to go for the Orals, I got really excited and nervous. For one thing, I never thought I would make it this far in the selection process. Another reason, I don't personally know anyone who has actually passed the oral examinations. So to be perfectly honest, I don't expect to pass but I'm going to try. Reading over some of the sample interview scenarios made me a little apprehensive because these questions are really difficult to answer! I'm excited about making a trip to D.C. and want Mr. Rochester to go with me for moral support although I'm not quite sure how we're going to afford the trip but I'm sure we'll figure it out! Anyway, I can register for the Oral Assessment in March so I'll keep you in the loop. If ANYONE has any advice on taking the Orals, I'd love to know it!!