James Bond Need Not Apply

Calling all office drones: The CIA wants you. The agency, DefenseTech notes, has put up one of those trying-too-hard-to-be-cool Web sites to bolster its recruiting efforts. The site takes the form of a quiz for would-be spies, using a series of questions to place them in one of the following categories:

  • Daring Thrill Seeker
  • Curious Adventurer
  • Thoughtful Observer
  • Impressive Mastermind
  • Innovative Pioneer

Any of those types, it turns out, are welcome at the CIA. But prospective candidates shouldn't expect they'll end up living the James Bond life. The quiz goes out of its way to dispel a series of myths about the agency, including the notion that it's a haven for glamorous thrill junkies:

Working at the CIA doesn't mean you'll be jet-setting around the globe, attending parties with billionaires and showing off your tango skills. In reality, we depend on administrative managers and staff for our operational success, at home and abroad.