Security guards, called security officers, perform a vital function in numerous industries nationwide. Whether armed or unarmed, mobile or stationary, or uniform or plain clothes, they help their employers protect property and interests, while also supplementing the crime-detection efforts of traditional law enforcement agencies. As a result, they are frequently best situated to identify potential criminal acts.
How to get a security guard job:
In order to get a security officer job, you must first decide what part of the security sector interests you. As you are well aware, there are a wide variety of security jobs out there. Some are low in risk with decent pay, while others are high in risk with great pay. When you are looking for a security guard job one of thing you want to consider is , do you want an armed or unarmed security job?
Many of the armed security officer jobs pay slightly more than the unarmed but the risk is greater. Once you have everything in order and you know exactly what you want to do, next is to try to get an interview with a security guard recruiting agency. Because the hiring panel puts a lot of emphasis on how well you do on your interview, I highly recommend that you read Robert Lawrence’s Killer Job Interview Secrets on how to turn the table on the interviewer(s) and have he/she chomping at the bit to hire you.
Don’t take the interview lightly because your level of success during the interview will determine if you get the job or not. That’s why it is so important to read up on the most common interview questions and practice answering the questions. Security officers are normally asked behavioral based questions during their interview. If you don’t know what a behavioral interview question is, I highly recommend that you download Robert Lawrence’s Job Interview Secrets Handbook.
You don’t want to be ill-prepared for your oral interview. You’ll want to be prepared for the behavioral based questions.