UK LISTENING POST and gossip vault GCHQ is looking to hire the kind of people who look down at the ground and read messages that they see there.
GCHQ has begun placing messages to job seekers on the ground in London, according to reports, and it appears that the organisation is removing dirt to leave its message as opposed to vandalising the streets with paint.
The street-level head-hunting operation has been reported on widely. Images show it as appearing on floors across London and attempting to entice people, who may have dropped something, or perhaps fallen, into visiting the GCHQ website.
'GCH-Who? Technical opportunities' is the wording, along with a link to the relevant recruitment pages. It all looks legit. We followed the link and ended up at a page with information about working for GCHQ and some opportunities for which we might like to apply.
GCHQ has confirmed its novel advertising approach to some papers. We have asked the agency to comment and are waiting for a response. GCHQ has used unusual methods to find staffers in the past.
"GCHQ is always looking to widen our recruitment focus to reach the people we would like to recruit and therefore we use a range of innovative channels for our advertising," the agency said, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
"We look at areas which are likely to contain a high proportion of people who we would like to recruit, in this case people with technical skills and experience."
We suppose that this is a certain kind of person who walks around looking at the floor and following unsolicited links, and that they might have some appeal to the agency.
We would suggest, however, that GCHQ should superglue pound coins to the floor in a test of guile, persistence and ingenuity. It is also quite a fun watch as far as pranks go.
Of course, we do not work for GCHQ and we do not throw our money around. µ
'Some of us like the misery'
That'll surely affect its credit score