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The CIA Is Recruiting For Open Positions

Look Who's Hiring: The CIA

Government jobs are proven to be the most recession-proof, and while there are stimulus jobs to be filled, the CIA is doing some recruiting of its own. The ramped-up outreach has involved direct emails and campaigns targeting college students, former Wall Street workers, and anyone with foreign language skills, especially Middle Eastern languages. While you might align the CIA with clandestine activities, as an employee you're not destined to be dressing in disguise.

There are currently positions in 90 different occupations open, like psychologist and software engineer. CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf explains, "We’re looking for everything from analysts and operations officers to linguists, engineers, and accountants." If you enter the agency in a role that doesn't require the highest-level of secrecy, that being undercover, you'll have an easier time balancing work and family than your more covert co-workers.

Would you consider working for the CIA?

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J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
That's funny. I was actually looking at the job listings with a friend over the weekend. I don't know if I would want to work for them, but I know a couple people who are interested.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
Well you have to tell people you applied in order to get them as a reference for your background check. I was once a reference
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Ha! Do you know how competitive this is? Most people can't even pass the first round of background checks.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Even if I did, I couldn't tell anyone. ;) Seriously. It's part of the hiring process. You can't tell anyone that you've applied there.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
Maybe if they allowed in deaf people. ;)
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
I have a few friends who work in the CIA, literally gathering intelligence and debriefing the Sec of state. They love their jobs, and the CIA's cafeteria is dirt cheap with really high quality food.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
I'm not sure--I'd be too concerned about work-life balance. My b/f was once recruited by CIA agents at his former job because he's bilingual in a "hot" language, but he did not follow-up on that recruitment effort (thankfully).
syako syako 8 years
Have to be a citizen.
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