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MI6 is heading to Faceboook to help recruit new employees

The British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, is using social networking web site Facebook to help recruit possible new recruits, it was reported over the weekend.  The company is now advertising on the website with more than 100 million active users, hoping to find a larger variety of job candidates.

"The open recruitment campaign continues to target wide pools of talent representative of British society today," a spokesperson said.  "A number of channels are used to promote job opportunities in the organization.  Facebook is a recent example."

The organization started open recruiting in early 2006, relying on radio and print ads, along with its own website when trying to find new employees.  Job hunters can go directly to the MI6 web site and search for jobs or apply for positions.  Prior to 2006, most candidates were freshly plucked from Britain's top universities, such as Oxford or Cambridge University.

MI6 is focused on keeping Britain safe from overseas threats.

An increasingly larger number of companies have used Facebook to help recruit potential employees, but most companies work in the private sector, and don't involve foreign intelligence.

The intelligence community has looked towards Facebook and other social networking sites for different purposes, as the CIA and FBI both are involved with their own networking web site.  The A-Space web site is designed so analysts can share information on enemy movement in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with sharing data over a secured network with other intelligence networks.

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MI6 recruitment questions
By FITCamaro on 9/29/2008 8:19:33 AM , Rating: 5
"I see you love kitties. How do you feel about killing people?"

"You claim you are very social and can fit into any crowd. Do you think you could do jello shots off a hookers @$$ while spying on an international arms dealer to stop them from selling nuclear weapons to Iran?"

RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By napalmjack on 9/29/2008 8:30:06 AM , Rating: 5
jello shots off a hookers @$$

That's gotta be some sort of health code violation.

On the other hand, there's always room for Jello...

RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By FITCamaro on 9/29/08, Rating: -1
RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By Spuke on 9/29/2008 3:00:05 PM , Rating: 1
ROFLMAO!!!! That was awesome!!

RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By Jbaz on 9/29/2008 12:19:16 PM , Rating: 2
I'd do jello shots off a hookers @ss for King and Country!

RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By napalmjack on 9/29/2008 2:18:20 PM , Rating: 2
"For England, James?"

RE: MI6 recruitment questions
By ggordonliddy on 9/29/2008 6:29:20 PM , Rating: 3
What if the jello appeared to be crispy/drippy chocolate-flavored, even though the box said vanilla?

By ThisSpaceForRent on 9/29/2008 1:33:44 PM , Rating: 5
Must be able to run a mile in less than six minutes in formal attire without sweating.

Ability to get captured and then have bad guys divulge entire plan, and then escape while killing the bad guy, or at least giving the impression of killing the bad guy, while saving the girl.

Must have a keen eye for henchmen with no peripheral vision.

Must be willing and able to sexual harass female co-workers.

The list goes on... =)

Job requirements
By WikiChici on 9/29/2008 8:17:24 AM , Rating: 5
1000+ Friends and your own appz

"Sad news today..."
By Oralen on 9/29/2008 1:27:39 PM , Rating: 5
"...James Bond was killed when his London apartment was blown to bits, after terrorists found his address because of a security flaw in facebook."

"We shall mourn him."

"The photos of the drama can be seen on Flickr."

By ggordonliddy on 9/29/2008 6:31:28 PM , Rating: 1
What kind of idiot would hire an idiot who uses Facebook.

Oh, I forgot the world is full of idiots.

Step away from the computer, people of the world.

RE: Facebook
By austinag on 9/29/2008 6:52:08 PM , Rating: 2
This article has been out for nearly half a day now, how many of the afore mentioned idiots have been duped by a fake MI6 recruiter by now?

Wrong Logo
By misbfa1 on 9/30/2008 4:33:18 PM , Rating: 3
Why is the pic of the MI5 logo, is MI6 so secret that they don't have one? If so I think facebook is blowing their cover.

By phxfreddy on 9/30/2008 4:03:51 PM , Rating: 2
British law has gone wacko and diversity is legislated from the bench to the extreme.

Thus I wonder if British Intelligence must hire Islamic suicide bombers in the interest of diversity.

Oh well. MMm...I wonder if they need a field agent in Brazil.

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