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MI6 uses Facebook to find real-life James Bonds

Intelligence service advertises on social networking site

If you fancy yourself as the next James Bond, then log on to Facebook as MI6 has chosen the social networking site for its latest recruitment drive.

The intelligence service has placed three adverts on the website, which are designed to appeal to graduates, social networkers bored with their jobs and those seeking international travel.

The adverts are part of an MI6 recruitment campaign which uses newspaper, radio and online adverts instead of the more traditional approach of contacting potential applicants with a 'tap on the shoulder' at prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

An MI6 Spokesperson said: "The Secret Intelligence Service's open recruitment campaign continues to target wide pools of talent representative of British society today. A number of channels are used to promote job opportunities in the organisation. Facebook is a recent example.

"There has been a very good response so far."

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