> Articles > Become A Spy (Or Not)
How to become a
spy or secret agent.
I have been running spy, espionage
and intelligence-related websites for the last
years, and THE
most common question I get asked is: “How do I become a spy?"
Younger visitors will drop comments like: “I wanna be a spy when I
grow up.” Cute,
Spies don’t usually choose their
Spies are usually selected
not elected. A spy is an agent employed by a state to obtain secret
information, especially of a military nature, concerning its
potential or actual enemies. A spy can also be a person employed by
a company to obtain confidential information about its competitors. Other
times, spies are just disgruntled employees or citizens who
illegally obtain or steal information and sell it to an enemy or
competitor or use it to bribe, blackmail or extort the victim.
Being James Bond is not in the
As a matter of fact HUMINT (Human
Intelligence) spies are less common these days as physically
infiltrating behind enemy lines has become very difficult with
today's high levels of security technology and paranoia of
governments, law enforcement and the public.
However, because of fictional characters in
books and films, spies have been glamorized to the point where kids
dream about becoming these heroic Hollywood characters when they
grow up. Hate to burst your bubble kids, but the reality is that
spies are paid very little and do a lot of dirty work that goes
unrecognized. Ok, so if you are still interested in
becoming a spy, then maybe you do have it in you.
If you would like to know more,
here are some important links related to the intelligence industry:
Ok, so if you really don't want to get a job in the
intelligence field and you just want to
a spy the cheapest and easiest way possible you should read