Finding Work

Can I have a real career as a security guard?

I get this question a lot.

Sometimes from concerned parents. Other times from a spouse who’s worried their loved one is wasting time or talent.

We live in a time, culturally, where Americans think you have to go to college to get a great job. But there are some tremendous job opportunities that don’t require years of education or a mountain of debt. The security industry is not only creating a lot of those jobs, it’s a place where an entrepreneurial minded young guy or girl can flourish.

My Social Media Profile Cost Me The Job

I started in security quite a few years ago and back then the hiring process was simple. The last job I applied for a few years back was still abundantly straightforward.

You made contact with the company to ask about openings, then you either went to a location to pick up an application, or you filled out a form online. After that you waited for a phone call for an interview and found out if you got the job in a week or so.

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Can I start work as soon as I have completed a Private Investigator course in Georgia?

I had to give Dan's buddy in Georgia, Mike Blinsk, a call to answer this one.

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Are there jobs in this field in Georgia?

There are hundreds of new security guard jobs in Georgia posted daily and security companies, regular companies and private individuals are hiring daily.

Will my training in Georgia transfer to any other state?

I know for a fact that the unarmed security guard training in the State of Georgia is nationally recognized throughout the United States.

Using LinkedIn To Find A Security Guard Job

There's an old adage that says "It's not what you know, it's who you know". In a time when good job openings seem scarce and you feel trapped in a low wage position, you need to cast a wide net to find the best employment opportunities. Resume sites, like Monster or Career Builders are a place to start, but often the posts are out of date or the positions get filled before you get a chance to apply. I've found that LinkedIn is a much better place to look for security positions.

Managing Your Online Reputation When Job Hunting

Using LinkedIn To Find A Job

Polishing Your Resume

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