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Subject: hiring ex navy or fbi people
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: jofrsc-ga
List Price: $24.50
Posted: 29 May 2006 16:33 PDT
Expires: 28 Jun 2006 16:33 PDT
Question ID: 733461
how do I ire ex navy seals, fbi agents, intelligence officers who can
do good business research?

Clarification of Question by jofrsc-ga on 29 May 2006 16:34 PDT
i mistyped.  how do i hire these people?
Subject: Re: hiring ex navy or fbi people
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 29 May 2006 23:15 PDT
Dear Jo, 

As Daniel has noted, I am not so sure why you think that these people
would do good business research. Navy Seal, FBI Agent or intelligence
officer are three different jobs that require different capabilities:
Navy Seals require someone who is able to carry out special forces
tasks (usually it requires physical and mental strength, ability to
follow orders and work in a team, ability to work under extreme
conditions). FBI field agents' job, likewise, requires first and
foremost some physical and mental capabilities and decision making.
Intelligence officers might be the closest to what you're looking for,
but on the other hand, intelligence analysis requires sometimes
different analytical skills (for example, reading aerial photos,
knowledge of foreign language or cultures) that is not required doing
business research.

A business researcher could be someone who is confined to a
wheelchair, unlike an FBI field agent or a Navy Seal. It could be
someone who wouldn't like to work under extreme conditions or
pressures (i.e., under fire) - although of course it should be someone
who is able to meet deadlines. Above all, it should be someone able to
read and understand financial information, which is not required at
all in any of the abovementioned occupations.

However, in general, if you're looking for a person who'd been working
in these jobs, all you have to do is advertise. You can advertise
either on the Internet (in classified sites such as or Your
advertisment could be something like:
"[COMPANY NAME] is looking for a business researcher; must be ex- Navy
Seal/FBi Agent/Intelligence".

A better way would be to address head hunting agencies, as these
people are less likely to find your ad and respond to it. Several
headhunting agencies could be found at:

Headhunters Directory

And also: 
Executive Recruiters, Headhunters and other Employment Agencies in the
UK, USA and Canada

In order to choose the best head hunter for you, you can read the article:
Choosing a Headhunter 

If you choose to drop the requirement of the past employment as a
Seal/FBI Agent or an intelligence officer, you might do best by posing
your Research project in sites specialising in online Research - like
Google Answers (which has many business researchers) or in a place
like :



I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.

Request for Answer Clarification by jofrsc-ga on 30 May 2006 19:06 PDT
Thanks for the thoughts.  I am pretty good at reading financials, but
i need a person to dig up information and that has an attention to
detail.  It could be a CIA type of guy, but I see your points
regarding the skill sets of the people I had mentioned possibly being
a misfit.  Having said that, do any of the agencies mentioned have an
HR department or some sort of placement service for people who want to
go into 'private' life?  I would like to contact them.

PS. There is a small patriotic motivation to help the navy guys get a
new career, once they are done serving.

Clarification of Answer by politicalguru-ga on 31 May 2006 01:53 PDT
Dear Jo

Here you go: 

MILLINGTON TN  38055-6220 

Subject: Re: hiring ex navy or fbi people
From: daniel2d-ga on 29 May 2006 21:13 PDT
Why would you assume that individuals who held those positions would
do good business research?  A trained researcher might be a better
Subject: Re: hiring ex navy or fbi people
From: frde-ga on 30 May 2006 02:40 PDT
I read that as :-

  How do I hire 
    a) ex-Navy Seals
    b) FBI agents
    c) ex-Intelligence Officers who can do good business research
Personally I would look for a corporate private investigations agency
that also provides security.

Something like:

If you wanted to hire such people directly, then you could have a
problem assessing their abilities.
Subject: Re: hiring ex navy or fbi people
From: roxrox-ga on 02 Jun 2006 11:43 PDT
What you want is someone who has been a Loan Officer lending to Businesses.
Subject: Re: hiring ex navy or fbi people
From: davinoadam-ga on 02 Jun 2006 18:30 PDT
As a former Army Ranger Captain / West Point graduate who transitioned
from active duty to the corporate world 6 months ago, I would
recommend two sources.

1. Cameron-Brooks.  This is a recruiting agency that deals exclusively
with junior military officers (4-12 years active service) and only at
the time they are leaving active duty.  They can show you a wider
profile than just Ex- SEALs, but you may find many of the similar
characteristics you are seeking.

1. Service Academy Career Conference.  This job fair is held 4-5 times
a year and deals exclusively with graduates of the US military
academies (West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant

I think if you take a look at the list of what companies are hiring
ex-military, you will see corporate America recognizes the benefits
they bring to the table.  Hope this helps!

P.S.  What job are you trying to fill?  I can send my resume!

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