Can I become a spy without a university degree? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Mr. Morton has given you the best answer possible. Candidates possessing specific language skills are, to some degree today, an exception to the rule; however, in the past, there have been others.
I can recall a specific instance where having an eidetic memory was a criterion highly desired and urgently needed at the time. In this case, the individual was asked to provide highly personal details that would serve as a safeguard for the Agency, allowing them to more or less keep the person in check.
Do not depend on exceptions as a means to gain employment with CIA. A well-rounded individual with keen mental faculties will always be considered a good candidate.
Good luck to you.