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Becoming a member of a security company can be overwhelming as you have new and different experiences every day. Some may be intimidated by how one could fit into the job well. You see guards as being people-friendly yet strong, smart and always thinking ahead, working in setting that can go from being slow-paced to intense and adrenaline filled the next. You may wonder what qualities ensure you to be the best fit for this job. Let me go through few.


We are looking for someone who is educated about this work. It is hard to always have years of experience in different job fields. Sometimes, security is your entry level-job for on your way to become a law enforcement officer. While others may find this line of work interesting and want to experience something new. Whatever the reason, know the positions. Do your research. This job doesn't have an 'what to do in every situation' manual. Learn about different situations you may be placed in and practice what you would do if you came across a stressful situation. Let us know that you will not contact your supervisor during each conflict. Be self-motivated and confident enough to always try and expand your knowledge about a position and be dedicated to working with your supervisors, managers, and agency. Also do what you can to research this company. As the company is still new, these blogs are written by those who run the company. They are here to inform you and the community, so they might not be personal, but they still are handwritten by us, so pick up some hints or language that we have. comment below, or use the websites built-in messenger to ask questions to us more directly.


Meet with your boss. Set up meetings to discuss conflicts you deal with that aren't being resolved or introduce new ideas to help the workday flow smoother. Would your boss prefer communication over emails or an office visit? Find out! Spend time getting to know them with their time in mind. Show that you are invested in this company and become a trusted employee. Whether you plan to work here full-time, part-time or here to offer extra hands when in need, your time here is what you put in and take out of it. Why not give it your all and gain the most knowledge and benefit from it?


That leads me to the topics of getting your work done. We have invested the time into you to meet you, get to know you, place you in a new environment to work with us, so please give us that time back. Work hard to complete a day's task. As a uniformed security officer, there may not be a time frame of a project, as you may just be securing an area, but when it comes down to private investigators, there's usually something needed from you at the end of the day to turn in so make sure you are applying for a position that best suits you. Work hard and ask for help when needed to get the job done. You may need to be flexible in this job to work in several locations and in all different types of environments, so make sure you are comfortable being placed in different and varying situations.


Have positive energy. Don't enjoy working with us, then lets talk about it. Love what you do? Let it shine. It will help other members of the team and will also send a positive aroura for the company and patrons you are working around. Then you are more likely to be patient when faced with a difficult situation and more appt to solve problems without creating a fuss. You may also be liked more by your coworkers which can open more doors and possibilities in this career. Being positively presentable is a big thing to have while working in this job. We need to make sure you will confidently represent this company to the community and its clients.


As these are just a few, they are very important and should be used at a day's work. Please feel free to comment on other big ones you may see as being important qualities to succeed in this job.




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929 Alpine Commerce Park NW

Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49544

1-800-934-5063

Office Hours:

Weekday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend: Closed

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Everyday: 24 Hours

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