MI6, the legendary British Secret Intelligence Service, and GCHQ, the British intelligence agency responsible for monitoring communications, proved that though they’re serious about security, they still have a sense of humour. When plans for the release of a web-circulated magazine that would include instructions on how to make a bomb were uncovered last year, they could have taken action in several ways. The cheeky choice of response from the home of the fictional James Bond?

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bondThe British intelligence agency, MI6, is now using an internet quiz to help find appropriate recruits. When users visit the MI6 site they are given a small quiz and after answering the quiz, they are offered the opportunity to apply to MI6. The quiz has no bearing as far as the application itself goes but it does however let the user know if they may be the type of person that the Secret Intelligence Service is looking for.

MI6 is doing this partly to shake its public school and Oxbridge image. The multiple choice test is part of a recruitment drive launched this week by the Secret Intelligence Service. The site also offers multiple career opportunities ranging from language specialists to administrative assistants and technology experts. There are even segments of the application that deal with equal opportunity employment, encouraging people to describe their ethnicity sexuality and any disabilities.

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