Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, All-New Third

Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, All-New Third Edition of the Essential Guide to the Foreign Service [Read] ➮ Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, All-New Third Edition of the Essential Guide to the Foreign Service Author Shawn Dorman – Thomashillier.co.uk Inside a US Embassy is widely recognized as the essential guide to the Foreign Service This all new third edition takes readers to than fifty US missions around the world, introducing Foreign Service Inside a US U.S. Embassy: Kindle Ò Embassy is widely recognized as the essential guide to the Foreign Service This all new Inside a PDF/EPUB or third edition takes readers to than fifty US missions around the world, introducing Foreign Service professionals and providing detailed a U.S. Embassy: Kindle Ñ descriptions of their jobs and firsthand accounts of diplomacy in action In addition to profiles of diplomats and specialists around the world from the ambassador to the consular officer, the public diplomacy officer to the security specialist is a selection from than twenty countries of day in the life accounts, each describing an actual day on the job Personal reports from the field give a sense of the extraordinary challenges the coups, the natural disasters, the civil wars and rewards of representing America to the world Inside a US Embassy includes new chapters on the highly competitive Foreign Service entrance process, Foreign Service life outside the embassy, and briefings on topics such as handling high level visits and service in war zones.


10 thoughts on “Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, All-New Third Edition of the Essential Guide to the Foreign Service

  1. Arianna Arianna says:

    I thought this was a great and concise description of the Foreign Service The amount of people that actually work in the embassies and consulates and the various positions really showed how people with different backgrounds, skill sets and lifestyles can truly blend into such a well run organization.I look forward to the day that I am sitting in my A 100 class with other fellow foreign service officers, but until that day, I ll keep learning everything I can about this amazing wing of our gover I thought this was a great and concise description of the Foreign Service The amount of people that actually work in the embassies and consulates and the various positions really showed how people with different backgrounds, skill sets and lifestyles can truly blend into such a well run organization.I look forward to the day that I am sitting in my A 100 class with other fellow foreign service officers, but until that day, I ll keep learning everything I can about this amazing wing of our government I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the basic job functions and how foreign service officers adapt to life abroad There are helpful suggestions in the back for applying to the FS and internships at the State Department


  2. Diana Diana says:

    Extremely informative and really paints a picture of what day to day foreign service life is like through daily accounts with FSO in just about every position out there.


  3. Paul Paul says:

    In 2013, during my first FSO candidacy, I read Career Diplomacy while waiting for the results of my FSO Test and PNQ didn t pass the PNQ stage That book was interesting in its own right because it was like a personal narrative of two former US diplomats.It s 2016 and here I am again just submitted my PNQ answers and just finished reading another book about work and life in the foreign service This book was broader in its scope, in that interviews were done with likelythan 100 FSO In 2013, during my first FSO candidacy, I read Career Diplomacy while waiting for the results of my FSO Test and PNQ didn t pass the PNQ stage That book was interesting in its own right because it was like a personal narrative of two former US diplomats.It s 2016 and here I am again just submitted my PNQ answers and just finished reading another book about work and life in the foreign service This book was broader in its scope, in that interviews were done with likelythan 100 FSOs and FSSes in nearly every position that exists There are personal day in the life journal entries, job and career descriptions, post experiences, and a section that is helpful in explaining the process on how to become an FSO or an FSS.I ve read a lot about the foreign service in the last three years, so the process isor less painfully clear to me I used this book as a motivator while studying for the FSOT and while preparing my PNQ answers I enjoyed reading stories about how US diplomats are working in all corners of the planet and doing things to help people, which might sound naive, but maybe that s what I needed at this time while evaluating my own candidacy and what I want for my future I d certainly love to be an FSO one day, and I d recommend this book for anyone looking to digest an FSO Chicken Soup book while waiting for their test results


  4. Abi Olvera Abi Olvera says:

    This book was given to us, as a group of young future foreign service officers It was very helpful in giving a comprehensive view of the depth and variety of the many possible positions of work at embassies and in the foreign service It had several testimonies from current officers, including memorable events they lived through and a typical day in the shoes It explains the hiring process for the different types of foreign service jobs, andinformation about each of these agencies Overa This book was given to us, as a group of young future foreign service officers It was very helpful in giving a comprehensive view of the depth and variety of the many possible positions of work at embassies and in the foreign service It had several testimonies from current officers, including memorable events they lived through and a typical day in the shoes It explains the hiring process for the different types of foreign service jobs, andinformation about each of these agencies Overall, a very good informative book to get one started in their career search, so as to know what to expect It was a bit dry at times, but it also had some very powerful moments which both intimidate and excite


  5. Christopher Christopher says:

    Well written and thoughtful, I did not find this book exceptionally useful to understand the Foreign Service andspecifically, how an embassy runs It read like a general reference, which might have been the intent The real detractor is that this book is dated, last updated in 2011 when State hadresources and the United States was farinvolved in Iraq and Afghanistan.The book itself is broken into five parts Short 1 2 page summaries of what it s like to be a Foreign Service Off Well written and thoughtful, I did not find this book exceptionally useful to understand the Foreign Service andspecifically, how an embassy runs It read like a general reference, which might have been the intent The real detractor is that this book is dated, last updated in 2011 when State hadresources and the United States was farinvolved in Iraq and Afghanistan.The book itself is broken into five parts Short 1 2 page summaries of what it s like to be a Foreign Service Officer compose the first and third parts of the book Although the stories are personal, I found the information on the Department of State s websiteinformative Part 2 adequately described particular aspects of foreign service life Part four was the most interesting as it was a series of short narratives dealing with actions in the field Each description described a situation and the steps taken to deal with it This is good fodder for those thinking through their personal narratives in their application process The last part is a guide to join the foreign service and is too general and dated to be useful The process has changed since publication.While this review seems largely negative, there are some good take aways Aspiring Foreign Service Officers can tease out the responsibilities of any prospective track they are interested in with concrete examples The stories also describe a group with great responsibility and autonomy on the front lines of U.S policy Foreign Service Officers don t receive the allocates the military does but do a job that just as important to U.S national security


  6. Kaleb Rogers Kaleb Rogers says:

    This review is entirely contingent on one s desire to become a Foreign Service Officer, andspecifically an FSO Generalist.Inside a U.S Embassy Diplomacy at Work has a lot of useful information for those who desire to be an FSO I am currently preparing for the Foreign Service Oral Assessment FSOA , and read this book to prepare I wish I had read it sooner, however, as I learned many things about a career as an FSO that I did not know beforehand I do find, however, that many of the sto This review is entirely contingent on one s desire to become a Foreign Service Officer, andspecifically an FSO Generalist.Inside a U.S Embassy Diplomacy at Work has a lot of useful information for those who desire to be an FSO I am currently preparing for the Foreign Service Oral Assessment FSOA , and read this book to prepare I wish I had read it sooner, however, as I learned many things about a career as an FSO that I did not know beforehand I do find, however, that many of the stories, particularly those at the end, will be useful when answering the Hypotheticals section of the structured interview during my assessment.For other aspects of the Foreign Service, the book becomes less useful Though there is a good amount of information pertaining to other careers inside the embassy Diplomatic Security Service, USAID, etc the book definitely seems like it was written with FSO Generalists in mind.Moreover, if one is not personally interested in joining the Foreign Service, there are better books that strictly outline stories of American diplomatic work Another book that I ve been working on, American Diplomats, comes to mind


  7. Arianna Campos Arianna Campos says:

    This book is very useful to understand American Foreign Service in general My partner and I met on his first assignment and now we are preparing to move to our next posting I found very good information about how to manage my future career moves while understand and supporting my partner.


  8. Flor Cita Flor Cita says:

    Excellent book with the perfect insight of what life as a Foreign Service Officer is all about.


  9. Robert Robert says:

    Read for FSOT If you want FSOT material, look at part V.


  10. Tiffani Diggs Tiffani Diggs says:

    A truthful look inside an Embassy.


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