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Want to be a CIA spy? Be careful on Facebook.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Oversharing on Facebook is posing a unique challenge for the CIA’s recruitment of future spies.

Every year, the agency has to drop five or six stellar candidates because of things they said on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the CIA’s top recruiter said in an exclusive interview with CNNMoney.

That’s a tiny fraction of the 20,000 applicants who make it into the final phases of the interview process. But the CIA has rescinded job offers because of their social media posts.

“Obviously, secrecy and social media are at odds with each other,” said CIA hiring chief Ron Patrick, who keeps a vague LinkedIn account — and has Facebook and Twitter accounts under a different name.

Want to work at the CIA? Here’s Patrick’s advice.

Don’t like us on Facebook.

“Once we’ve expressed some serious interest in their application we say: Don’t follow us…

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