232% increase in MI6 role searches following ‘Spectre’ release
Indeed has revealed that UK job searches for roles in the MI6 soared by 232% ten days after the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ launched in UK cinemas.
The jobsite claim that clicks on the MI6 role that matches the fictional character’s role in the James Bond movie series – intelligence officer – make up close to 50% of all clicks on MI6 jobs. This has risen from just 30% prior to the film’s launch.
Bill Richards, UK MD at Indeed, commented, “Popular culture often has a direct impact on job searches and career decisions and this is a trend that we are follow with close interest at Indeed. Previously we noted that searches for the role of stockbroker rose by over 40% in the UK following the release of blockbuster hit ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
“If candidates fit the desired criteria of an MI6 intelligence officer, there is nothing to stop them realising their dream of becoming a spy.”