If you enjoyed my last column on black ops, perhaps you're up for something with a bit more commitment—a full-time career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Like many post-military career options, few consider leveraging their military and overseas experience to win a job at the "Agency." Knowing that the intelligence community has recruited heavily from the ranks of the uniformed services, I set out to do a bit of research for those considering a career at the CIA and went right to the source for answers.
The application process can be a bit challenging. The Agency receives more than 3,000 resumes each month. In fact, in 2005, it received more than 138,000 applications for only 2,200 openings.