Thursday, October 27, 2005



They're hiring at the CIA.

Back when I was in college, an acquaintance named Al Turniansky stayed with me while he was completing his interview with the CIA. I know they didn't hire him, and I don't remember much of what he told me (assuming he told me much; I presume everything was on a need-to-know basis almost as secretive as the non-disclosure agreements routinely required by Microsoft), but I do remember him saying something like this: "I answered an ad that was looking for people who liked to spend a lot of time alone, without much contact with people, for months at a time, and who liked doing very detailed work."

One more thing: The CIA jobs page has a recommendation from Jennifer Garner from the television show, Alias. Is that cool, or what?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In college, I filled out a job application for the CIA. It was 9 pages and asked a lot of "are you now or have you ever been" type questions. Most were open-ended questions and virtually any one question could have easily been to justify not hiring someone.

In a sad way, it reminded me of the questionnaires distributed by the Church of Scientology.