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Mossad looking to hire humanities majors

Israel's spy agency searching for candidates with history and philosophy degrees for intelligence officer posts

Daniel Craig as James Bond, illustrative (YouTube screenshot)
Daniel Craig as James Bond, illustrative (YouTube screenshot)

Liberal arts majors can finally stick it to all those naysayers who said their degrees had no employment prospects — Israel’s Mossad spy agency is hiring.

According to a post on the Mossad’s website, the agency is looking for candidates for intelligence officers with at least a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, history, law or communications, as well as political science, international relations, Middle Eastern studies, security studies, conflict management and resolution, economics, communications, business management or any of the exact sciences.

The Mossad describes the position as a “challenging and influential role at the heart of the organization’s activity, that includes responsibilities over producing intelligence reports, formulating intelligence and operational recommendations and turning them into reality.”

The role also provides for the possibility of a “long-term, versatile and challenging career in the different intelligence fields of the organization.”

In January, the Mossad launched a high-profile campaign to enlist more women into its ranks with ads splashed across newspaper pages declaring it was on the hunt for new female intelligence-gathering officers with “exceptional” character.

A new Mossad ad seeking female agents: "We don't care what you've done, we care about who you are!" (Courtesy)
A new Mossad ad seeking female agents: “We don’t care what you’ve done, we care about who you are!” (Courtesy)

According to the Ynet news website, the female-targeting campaign was the first public recruitment effort by Mossad geared specifically toward women

The Mossad most recently figured in world headlines following December’s assassination of a Tunisian engineer said to have led Hamas’s drone program. Both Hamas and Hezbollah have accused the agency of killing Mohammed al-Zoari.

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