Presented as a public service as requested by the US Embassy, Manila:
January 5, 2011
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.
U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER TEST
The 2011 Foreign Service Officer Test will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the U.S. Embassy in Manila
Deadline to register is January 24th
- U.S. citizen on the date of registration
- Between 20-59 years old on the date of registration (over 21 and under 60 on the day of appointment as a Foreign Service Officer)
- Available to serve worldwide
- No specific educational level or proficiency in a foreign language is required for applicants.
To register for the Foreign Service Officer Test or for more information on career opportunities with the U.S.Department of State, please log on to:
I’ve written many times before regarding jobs with the US State Department here in the Philippines. For some reason I get very little feedback. It seems the people who need jobs the most are also the people who look first at Filipino jobs for which they aren’t qualified for, and wouldn’t be able to live on the salaries from. All the time ignoring their best opportunities.
What does this happen? I don’t know. All I can offer as advice is, think more of yourselves, you’re worth it, even if you don’t think so. Try:
or use the Related Posts list under this article, try the Category List or use the Search Box over there in the right hand column.
Notice a thing or two you will find different about this job announcement you won’t find elsewhere in the Philippines:
- Wide age range … these jobs are open to folks up to (but not including) 60 years of age. In Philippine business it’s common to ask for applicants to be under 30 … often even under 25.
- No specific education requirements. Yep. Although a college degree is going to improve anyone’s chances, the Federal Government is still pretty much of an equal opportunity employer. Only a few Federal jobs absolutely require a degree, and this ain’t one of them.
There are also almost always opening advertised directly by the US Embassy Manila … these are State Department jobs as well, what is typically known as “local hire”positions.
Especially attractive to US citizens already here in the Philippines. Everything needed wo apply is on the Embassy Employment page (keep scrolling down).
How many of you folks “needing a job” in the Philippine shave even tried the State department.?
I’d appreciate hearing from you, good experiences or bad,.