posted on May, 19 2005 @ 12:45 PM
who was the secretary of state under ulysses s. grant. what does that have to do with working for the state department
Nothing...it's just a darn question on a test...and the test you speak of is the Foreign Service Exam, kind of the like the ASVAB for the military
only this is for overseas DOS.
I work overseas with ALL State Dept people, only for my job no FSE was required. All DOS people who wish to work at Embassies overseas must pass it
so they can become part of the Foreign Service. Iam DOD that's why I did not have to take it.
Its just an Aptitude test to see how well one places and what fields they might be better in. Everyone from Computer techs, to Political-Economy
officers to Public affairs people have to pass the test.
There is no conspiracy, your title is misleading and Gov the jobs you speak of are not fixed....smart or not, college or no college...it's the same
test for all who wish to be in the FS. Anyways, most people take it early in life when they first get a DOS job....hint hint, back when they have
"low level" jobs........
Geez...what is college teaching kids these days...