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    The interview process is time consuming and is considered by many to be quite difficult. The difficulty mostly comes from the reality that you cannot easily prepare for it. Be sure you're up to speed on a variety of world events. Also, evaluate your responses before you give them...think!

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Website www.state.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1789
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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As the lead foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. America’s foreign policy is designed to amplify the nation’s voice and extend its reach in areas critical to the daily lives of its citizens. We work to ensure our country’s diplomatic leadership enhances our economic ... More

Mission: Our primary mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

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