I've been trying to score a job as a stock researcher, but my father has been talking to me about going for the Foreign Service exam. I've been looking over the materials at the State Department website and I think being in the Foreign Service could be a pretty awesome career. It might impede my musical development a bit (although it'd certainly expose me to a greater variety of musics), and it'd make having a family a bit harder, but other than that I think it could be an amazingly fun career--I'm a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy, which is pretty much what they seem to be looking for. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone here taken the exam? It looks pretty intense, but I think I could do it.