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Want to be an FBI agent? Just answer these weird questions

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A page from the FBI hiring website asks seemingly-random questions.

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As laid-off workers and career-seeking hopefuls look to the FBI for a recession-proof job, they’re fielding tests with questions like “Have you ever been given a surprise party?” and “Do you have late library books?” It’s all a part of a growing use of “biodata inventories” for hiring by the federal government and private businesses. These tests measure life events and attitudes and match them to the answers of an organization’s best staff.


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