CEO Mark Zuckerberg looking at the Mossad's Facebook page. (Illustrative).
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Social media just got a lot more interesting with the Mossad joining Facebook.
Israel’s elite spy agency plans to use the site, dubbed “Mossad Careers,” mainly for recruiting.
On Thursday, the Mossad put out a statement that, “publicizing job openings on Facebook will facilitate more efficient recruiting with access to a wider pool of candidates in order to hire the most fitting candidates.”
New Mossad recruitment video campaign
Currently, the site sports a recruiting video with actors portraying Mossad spies in action, saying “Your imagination is my life” as well as other messages designed to attract candidates.
In the recent past, the Mossad had no real public online presence for recruiting.
In 2014, the Mossad finally started to use a sleek public website in several languages to assist in its recruitment.
The Mossad said that it is “at the forefront of acting on behalf of the State of Israel’s security and that it has had to contend with growing challenges in recent years.”
Furthermore, the spy agency said that it had, “succeeded in handling these challenges in an exceptional way, by thinking out of the box, integrating different organizational abilities [and operating with] creativity and commitment to the mission.”
Also, the statement said that its exceptional personnel who are “deeply committed to the state” were key to the Mossad’s success.
The Mossad said that the Facebook page is part of its ongoing campaign to be more creative in its recruitment tactics, which this past Independence Day included a riddle to solve for potential recruits to its burgeoning cyber and technology branch.
The statement noted that the Mossad has tracks not only for adult men and women, but also for students and for some special-needs persons.
Last year, the Mossad specifically increased its push to recruit women and has dived deeper into the technological sphere – establishing a venture capital fund for start-ups working on technologies relevant to its needs.