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Foreign Service Examination and Career Counselling Inc. (FSECC) provides the following training to obtain or advance in international careers:

  • Application assistance, test preparation materials and telephone or personal interview training to individuals seeking diplomatic, development, or other government positions
  • Application, test and interview coaching to experienced professionals seeking advancement within or outside their present field of work
  • Workshops on government and international opportunities sponsored by educational institutions, conferences and employment centres

Established in 1984, FSECC works with individual and institutional clients across North America and worldwide. We are the only organization that offers an informed, extensive array of international career development expertise and training.

Foreign Service Entry Training: prepares candidates for the complex recruitment competitions listed below:

  • Canada: Application, Statement of Interest, Examinations and Interviews for Foreign Service Officers in DFATD (formerly DFAIT) and CIC; Management/Consular, Program Manager, Commercial and Policy Officers, plus Administrative Assistant staff in DFATD.
  • United States: Application, Statement of Interest, Personal Narrative Questions and Oral Assessment for Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Specialist, Commercial Officer and USAID positions.

Career Development Coaching: provides a valuable edge to professionals in the government, non governmental, multilateral, academic, legal and corporate sectors who are competing for highly sought-after positions, and to government officers and executive-level staff who include our programs in their learning plan to enhance credentials for promotion.

We develop tailored Resumés and Cover Letters that demonstrate candidate strengths related to job poster and statement of merit requirements; deliver Personal Interview, In Basket, Simulation and Written Test coaching for behaviour-based promotion processes; and provide Reference Coaching, Debriefing Instruction and Presentation Skills training. We also offer International Careers counselling to individuals.

International and Government Careers Workshops: inform students, instructors and counsellors about the wide spectrum of government and international employment opportunities and how to pursue them. Our International Careers Workshops are sponsored by professional development associations, universities, and international baccalaureate and independent secondary schools. We also facilitate a Strategic Planning Workshop for educational administrators responsible for developing, managing and expanding international co op programs.

Why Use Our Services?

We are the only career coaching firm that specializes in helping candidates understand and advance in government, multilateral organization and international NGO hiring and promotion competitions—from entry level to executive level.

No service offered by government, universities or the private sector—past or present, in North America or abroad—matches our expertise or placement record over the past 25 years. The success rate of our clients in institutional hiring and promotion processes attests to the high quality training we provide. Please take the time to read the testimonials sent to us by clients and supporters displayed under Client & Supporter Comments [click here].

For additional information on what we do and why we know how to help you, see our List of Standard Programs and Services [click here], About Us [click here] and of our Director [click here].

Si vous avez des questions en français, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous, et nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous aider personnellement. Nous regrettons de ne pouvoir offrir la trousse ainsi que les autres services pour les examens gouvernementaux en français.