Summer Time Heat Thaws the Freeze!

Hello everyone – good news! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lifted the hiring freeze for all foreign service officers and specialists. I’m still waiting on my security clearance to process on my first candidacy.

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Every Day, In Every Way, I’m Getting Better & Better: QEP & FSOA Guide Part 1

Qualifications Evaluation Panel (QEP)

Greetings from the madhouse!

When I left you last, I was in the midst of writing my Personal Narratives. I submitted those in the wee hours of the South Korean Morning, complete at last. They were by far the best essays I could have written and that was in no small part due to all the amazing people who helped me edit and review each and every word. For those of you reading who might be just beginning the QEP process, I cannot stress it enough: Get others to read and review your work!

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