This ad on british Job Search was looking for the next 007. It’s a “Skyfail”.

Do you like adventure? How about killing people? Are you without color, smell or interest, but an experienced military sharpshooter? The british government’s employment finding website, had the perfect position for you, not too long ago.

Secret Intelligence Service
Target Elimination Specialist
Job description

From time to time the UK government has a need to remove people whose continued existence poses a risk to the effective conduct of public order. So we require particularly skilled professionals who are prepared to work on a non-attributable basis to deal with these problems.

The role will involve international travel to a number of countries where individuals need to be removed.

The ideal candidate will need to have no particular distinguishing features so as to blend in and be able to take on new identities as required. They will need to be resourceful in finding ways to accomplish their missions and, in some cases, to leave foreign countries by non-conventional means. The role would suit candidates with prior military experience, particularly in the use of sniper rifles.

The job holder will receive all necessary equipment, including passports, special watches, jet packs, mini-submarines and a Walther PPK.

This role is particularly appropriate for those who like their martinis shaken and not stirred.

To apply for this role, please express your interest somewhere in the vicinity of the large and rather fake-looking rock in Regent’s Park.

This ad appeared on the state-run website for one whole day. It’s clear someone was in a joking mood, but it’s even clearer that the same man managed to hack through the website’s administrative systems, in order to be able to post this ad. Just imagine that this ad, codenamed “007”, was available in all employment finding offices in the UK.

It was a “Skyfail” for sure, according to one of the smartest titles we have ever read on The Verge.

Even though the ad is completely gone by now, you can still view it on the picture below (click to magnify).

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