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Ever wonder if you have what it takes to work for the CIA? Truth is, we hire all kinds of people from different backgrounds and with varying skill sets and levels of education. However, there are a few common traits in those people we find best suited for our mission of protecting America. Take this brief quiz and see how you match up to just a few of the many qualifications we look for in new hires. And don't worry, there are really no wrong answers. In fact, this is just a fun, informative exercise, not a true career measurement tool.

Are you on the right track for a career at CIA?

  1. Are you interested in being at the top of your respective field?

  2. Is serving your nation and making a difference in the world important to you?

  3. Are you an exceptional communicator, verbally and in writing?

  4. Do you have an excellent academic record?

  5. Do honesty, high standards, and personal ethics mean more to you than wealth and recognition?

If you have answered "no" to question number 4:

First of all, congratulations on making the decision to attend graduate or post-graduate school. If your grades aren't among the best in your class, keep working at it and we'll meet with you when you're ready. While we hire graduates from all majors, there is especially a need for individuals with technology, foreign language, or analytical skills.

Once you meet the GPA requirements, please be sure to check back with us.

If you have answered "yes" to all questions:

You could be on your way to a career at the Central Intelligence Agency. You realize that this is not just a job, but a chance to make a difference for your nation. You also excel academically, possess excellent communication skills, and realize the importance of teamwork. At the CIA, you must, at all times, live up to the highest standard of personal integrity and ethics. This could be your opportunity to work with the best and the brightest individuals in your respective field. We are an agency that truly believes in camaraderie, quiet patriotism, and always giving our all in order to get the job done to the best of our abilities.

Click here to view our positions.

We're sorry

Based on your responses, a job at the Central Intelligence Agency might not be the ideal opportunity for you. Please check back with us at a later date. Thank you for taking the time to consider a career with us.

If you would like to check out what it takes to work with us, click here to review our Student Opportunities requirements.

Posted: Aug 20, 2008 10:02 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 05:12 PM

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