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Liked Skyfall? The British Government is was Recruiting 00 Agents Online!

Who hasn’t wanted to be a secret agent at least once in their life. Look at James Bond: He always gets the toys, he always gets the girl, and he gets to wear an awesome-looking tuxedo more than anybody. (Also, he saves the world. That’s pretty cool too.) The point is, if you could say… apply for that job online, you’d do it, right?

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Well guess what? You missed your shot. The British government actually posted a job listing for a new 00 agent on their recruitment website yesterday. After only a day or two, the listing has already been taken down; Possibly because of the overwhelming number applicants, or because it was a big joke.

The listing was posted on, a newly created job site for the entire British government. It’s unclear how whoever created the job page managed to access and approval from the British government: but that would make sense, given that it’s a job recruiting a secret agent.

Here’s a sample from the job description:

From time to time the UK government has a need to remove people whose continued existence poses a risk to the effective conduct of the public order. So we require particularly skilled professionals who are prepared to work on a non-attributable basis to deal with these problems.

Though the description never officially mentioned anything about a “license to kill”, the job is classified “007”, and the ideal candidate would have preferred their martinis “shaken, not stirred.”

( via The Verge)

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