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RQ: Advanced Degrees

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A reader asks,

I’ve read that State doesn’t take Masters or PhDs into account when making your initial salary offer.  Why not?  This seems like it would discourage a lot of otherwise qualified future FSOs.

I sympathize with those earning an advanced degree when they get an offer of employment – I was one of them!  But I think it makes sense in the end.  Keep in mind that I have no idea what the actual reasoning behind the policy is (above my pay grade), but here are some thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »


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23/04/2013 at 07:12

RQ: What is the Retention Rate for SEOs?

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This week’s reader question:

Do you know the approximate retention rate for SEOs after 1, 2, 5, 10+ years?  What are some reasons SEOs leave the Foreign Service?

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Written by OSB

29/04/2011 at 06:21