About Us
List of Standard Programs & Services
Foreign Service Entry (Canada & US)
PSEE Study Materials
PSEE Test Tutoring
How Tests & Interviews Work
How to Register, Hiring Process, Common Questions
Interview Counselling (Canada)
Foreign Service Entry – U.S.
Personal Narrative Questions (US)
Statement of Interest US
Application: FS Specialist, Commerce Officer, USAID (US)
Oral Assessment: FS Officer, FS Specialist, Commerce Officer, USAID (US)
Foreign Service Promotions - Canada
FS Promotions Overview
Non-EX Level Applications & Interviews for All Classifications
EX-01 Application & Interview
Video Online Interviews
Other International Career Services
Government/International Organization Cover Letter & Resume
Follow-up Services
Reference Selection & Coaching
Debriefing re Test, In-Basket, Simulation, Interview Results
Other Specialized Career Services
In-Baskets, Simulations, RPL, PORP, APAP. Written Exams, Presentation Skills
Client Comments
Group Workshops
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Client & Supporter Comments

The following testimonials have been sent to us over the years about our programs and services. The names of supporters and workshop sponsors are provided with their approval. To honour confidentiality we do not publish the names of individual clients.

Supporter Comments

"I chaired Barry Yeates’s interview board and he ranked first in his Foreign Service entry year class. When I heard about the training company he set up after leaving government, I referred a number of serving and prospective Public Service and Foreign Service people to him for help, with good results."

Glen Shortliffe,
Former Clerk of the Privy Council

“Your service provides the best advice available anywhere on Foreign Service and government-wide recruitment.”

George Rejhon, Former Director General, Recruitment/Human Resources Bureau, and General Director, Task Force on Central and Eastern Europe, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

“There is no question that your programme was well received… and no doubt in my mind that we need a service such as yours at this College.”

Tony Macoun—Rektor
Red Cross Nordic United World College, Norway, and
Former Director, Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Victoria), and
Headmaster, Ashbury College (Ottawa)
“Of particular interest [at this year’s foreign policy conference] was the session offered by Barry Yeates on Paths to International Careers. Useful guidance, helpful tips, practical information, and strategic advice for new entrants to the labour force were the hallmarks of this presentation."

J.H. Taylor—Chancellor, McMaster University,
Former Undersecretary of State for External Affairs


Client Comments

“Just a note to share some good news. I've been offered a job by the Foreign Service. Thank you very much for your advice, and consider me as a positive statistic for advertising purposes.”

E.B., Quebec City

“You have yourself a repeat customer. I purchased your Study Kit, and now I need your service again as I have been granted an interview.”

Mr. P.D., MBA, Vancouver
“I am very impressed by the style and contents of your presentation and the study kit. I believe anyone serious about the FS position would find the program well worth the investment.”

Ms J. Liu, Calgary
“I appreciate your help for my second chance at the State Department interview. I now see where I can improve and what went wrong before.”

Ms D.S. Latrobe, PA
“I wanted to drop you a line after the exam. I was thanking you in my mind as I wrote the tests, especially the situational judgment section. Great job, thanks again!”

Ms S. Khan, Toronto
“I would like to tell you that I passed the initial examinations…in no small measure due to your excellent study kit. I have an interview in Tokyo [and] I would like to take advantage of your interview counselling service.”

Mr. R.B., South Korea
“I am happy to report that, thanks to you, I felt confident and extremely well prepared on interview day. I was able to respond to the “open ended” questions in the morning calmly and logically…. In particular though, your advice regarding the group simulation was of immense value.”

K.W., Winnipeg
“I am writing to you to share some good news. I have been selected for a position as a Foreign Service Officer. I really believe that your advice and interview counselling were largely responsible for my high ranking. I don’t see how anyone writing the test or attending the interview can afford to not use your services. Thanks again as I say goodbye to my private law practice.”

B.A., Montreal
“I appreciated your counselling that helped both my wife and myself enter the Foreign Service, and I will continue to promote your services among friends interested in joining.”

L. A.