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What inspired you to be a security guard?

What gave you the motivation to pursue this career. #career-paths #homeland #security

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Veronica’s Answer

I was an EMT on the security team at a casino while in college. I was full-time overnight. I applied because I was paying my way through school and it paid well enough. I had military experience and the EMT status gave me a bit more money per hour in my case.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there are lots of forms of security jobs and careers. There are many opportunities for advancement in all of them as well.
Different positions require different licenses and certifications so I’d say it’s a good idea to look up job postings and start positioning yourself to be the candidate they need if this is what you want to do.
I did not stay with it but I’ll have some fun stories for the rest of my life.
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Jorge’s Answer

What got me into security was joining the military. When I got out of active service, I started working as a contract Protective Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service. It gave a very good sense of accomplishment and helped me gain useful skills such as public speaking and working closely with high level government officials all while keeping the public safe. Everyday I went to work, I knew I was making a difference and people were happy to see me, knowing I would protect them. I hope this helps the 'motivation' portion of your question!
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Keith’s Answer

I have been in security for the past 36 years and I still love my job. There is a ton of opportunity to advance and because Security crosses so many different types of business it can expose you to so many different opportunities. Getting your foot in the door is the most important and then it comes down to how hard your are willing to work and learn.
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Harold’s Answer

I entered the security business after I was no longer in law enforcement. I wanted to use all of the things I learned in the next best profession. I have been in security for the past 28 years.
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Thomas’s Answer

I quite honestly began working in private security for extra income since I was prior law enforcement I already had the skills. But another reason was to continue my desire to serve businesses and reduce their losses and provide a safe environment for employees, customers and property. Because as you probably realize the police can't be everywhere.
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