Friday, 9 May 2014

Get job at the NSA by cracking coded tweets

Decode NSA Tweet to get a job
 It is known that job applicants can extremely ingenious when it comes to finding new ways to make their CV’s stand out of the crowd but it’s not that common to hear about unconventional methods when it comes to employers methods of hiring.

This is the case of the National Security Agency (NSA) which are interested in hiring people with outstanding potential. Their method is at least interesting as they cut off the classic process: the typical job application, the CV and the covering letter. These been said, you might ask yourself how could you take a shot at a job at NSA.

Your answer awaitson Tweeter as NSA posted last night onits @NSACareers account a tweet containing a series of what seemed at first sight random letters and spacing followed by the hashtags #MissionMonday #NSA #News. At first this lead to confusion, some users even suggested that he feed was hacked or maybe an employee played a prank.

Later, the NSA confirmed the tweet and stated that it was part of a month long campaign of coded tweets to “explore careers essential to protecting our nation”. “As part of our recruitment efforts to attract the best and the brightest, we will post mission related coded Tweets on Mondays in the month of May” an NSA representative said. Well, NSA is known as the code makers and code breakers.

Within minutes after the tweet was posted, the code was cracked and translated simply as: “Want to know what it takes to work at NSA? Check back each Monday in May as we explore career essentials to protect our nation.”

The puzzles are expected to get harder in the coming weeks. Those who are able to crack the most complex codes are likely to be of interest to the NSA’s recruiters.

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