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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

The CIA is notoriously publicity shy. But when it comes to recruiting, you can find the agency's outreach all over the place, from social media to college job fairs, with an emphasis on diversity.

Want to work at the CIA? Here's some guidance from Sharanda. We can't use her last name. But we can tell you she's the agency's chief of talent acquisition, or head of recruiting.

So, at what age can you start?

"We are looking for high school students to come in certain occupations," Sharanda said.

That's right. Some kids who have just graduated from high school can start working at the CIA. There's an even more extensive college internship program.

What about social media accounts?

"People here do use social media. And yes, specific guidelines are provided," Sharanda said.

What if you dabbled with drugs?

"It's actually asked up front on the application. Have you done

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