Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Archival Rescue 16 ~ ASIO

And so beggin'eth the end.

Get smart: spy school a click away
March 8, 2005 - 3:00PM Sydney Morning Herald

ASIO has hit the internet to advertise for new recruits.

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has paid for a "sponsored link" on popular web search engine Google to find new generalist intelligence officers.

Sponsored links enable organisations and companies to have their name and a brief message pop up when a web surfer keys in the name or associated words.

Google charges a small fee for every click on the advertiser's link.

The spy agency has been going through a major recruitment drive over the past two years.

In 2003-04 it recruited a record 195 staff and cut the time it takes from advertising to job offer by five weeks, to 20 weeks.

The top spy agency spent more than $750,000 on advertising last financial year, three times that spent in the previous year.

ASIO expects staff numbers to rise from its current figure of just over 800 to 1,000 by next year.



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