Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Need to know basis
I had to laugh when I saw this job vacancy* advertised (if you are having trouble getting the link to work - the ad is for MI6 operatives -a James Bond type job). You wouldn't think it would just be in the paper, like any other job, would you? I love the way at the end it says You should not discuss your application with anyone.
What do you think they would ask you at the interview? Where do you see yourself in five years time? Dead probably.
*Here's the advert, for those for whom the link won't work
At SIS (Or MI6 as you may know us) you’ll have a real opportunity to have an impact on national and international affairs. Become an Operational Officer at MI6 and you’ll collect and assimilate secret foreign intelligence to help the Government protect the UK’s security, stability and prosperity.
MI6 exists to tackle threats to the UK including terrorism, regional instability, the proliferation of weapons and drug trafficking. Wherever you have developed your skills - the commercial, public or charity sector – you’ll need real resilience, intellect, adaptability and judgement.
There are three types of Operational Officer. Our Case Officers plan and carry out secret operations overseas. The Targeting Officers build up intelligence pictures of different areas of interest and identify potential target agents. Finally, our Reports Officers, based mainly in London, assess, validate and deliver intelligence to the Government. They’re all roles in which you can have a major impact on the UK – and develop a fascinating, long-term career.
If you think you have the qualities we’re looking for, please visit www.mi6officers.co.uk
Please note, we only accept applications from British citizens. You should not discuss your application with anyone.