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FBI Careers , 3rd Edition by Thomas H. Ackerman

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CHAPTER 7

Standing Outfrom the Crowd

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

—Thomas Edison

The FBI workforce is diverse, talented, and well trained. To maintain excellence and prepare for future challenges, the Bureau recruits special agents and support personnel with a variety of skills and experience. Given its broad mission and commitment to diversity, the Bureau does not maintain a single “profile” of the ideal special agent or professional support employee. Instead, criteria for the selection of FBI personnel are based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the specific jobs being filled, while ...

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