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Top 30 Security Guard Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Are you okay with a background check?
List of Security Guard Interview Questions
  1. Are you okay with a background check?
  2. Why do you want to be a security guard here?
  3. Do you work well under pressure?
  4. Are you CPR/First Aid certified?
  5. What's your ideal job or task, as a security guard?
  6. What do you think the threats are, and why we need a security guard here?
  7. What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a security guard? How did you handle it?
  8. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  9. Describe a time when you had to work with a team to solve a problem at a former security job.
  10. Why should we hire you?
  11. How do you keep focused during your shifts?
  12. Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. What happened?
  13. What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
  14. Have you worked with other security guards in a team environment before? How well do you communicate with them?
  15. Are you CPR Certified? If not, why? And do you plan on getting your certification?
  16. How does this position, fit into your career plans?
  17. How do you handle stressful situations?
  18. Are you a reliable person?
  19. What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
  20. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  21. Do you have prior experience as a Security Guard?
  22. Are you a detail oriented person?
  23. What qualifies you for this job?
  24. How important is being on time or early for work, to you?
  25. Tell me about a time when you successfully dealt with an angry member of the public not with physical force, but with only your words.
  26. Describe a time when you had to deal with an assault. How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently?
  27. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  28. What is your greatest strength?
  29. Did you ever call off work from your last position? What were the reasons if you did.
  30. What do you know about this organization and facility?
Security Guard Information
December 18th, 2014

A security officer (or security guard) is a person who is paid to protect property, assets, or people. Security guards are usually privately and formally employed civilian personnel. Security officers are generally uniformed and act to protect property by maintaining a high visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, observing (either directly, through patrols, or by watching alarm systems or video cameras) for signs of crime, fire or disorder; then taking action and reporting any incidents to their client and emergency services as appropriate.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_guard
Security Guard User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Are you okay with a background check?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I have never did crime.
Question 2 of 30
Why do you want to be a security guard here?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Zaks is a very well known company with advancements.
2.
I like to work knowing my shift may not be like yesterday.
3.
Is to challenger myself that I can be the best watcher.
4.
I took the correctional course so I could branch out in different directions I love helping people and keeping them safe.
5.
S&L Security guard gave had an opening I took! business been over 15+
Question 3 of 30
Do you work well under pressure?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Very my EMT experience helped me with that.
2.
Yes I challenger myself how far I can go.
3.
Yes, there was time store had to open the next day! bucked up and finish my task as quick as possible?
Question 4 of 30
Are you CPR/First Aid certified?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I do I have my level 3 which does expire next year.
Question 5 of 30
What's your ideal job or task, as a security guard?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Be the eyes and ears for the property I am there to protect.
2.
Is to protect and secure the area.
3.
To help people have a safe environment and not just the people but the building and making sure everyone responsible and respectful.
4.
Talking to different people while on patrols and making my self present as a security guard.
5.
My task, as a a security guard is to protect people and there property.
Question 6 of 30
What do you think the threats are, and why we need a security guard here?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Many terrorist are one main one. Also mass shootings.
2.
Terrorist is a threats and why we need a security guard I s to protect the people and their safety.
3.
It very important for a big company to have a person in charge when there is are emergency situation.
4.
Threats could be anyone, prevent any stolen items and safety of the clients.
5.
You need security guards to keep everyone under control the casino does allow alcohol and alcohol itself can make someone turn upset and mad.
Question 7 of 30
What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a security guard? How did you handle it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I stay a long hour and waiting for my replace I have stay position for somebody to relived my post.
2.
If I was in a serious conflict I faced as a security guard, have the individual beware that you are stealing you going to jail.
3.
I had to face a situation where there was a woman who was getting beaten outside of my house I ran over to help her I called police and talked to her and got her away from the situation saftey.
Question 8 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I'm a hard worker and will give you 100% every shift I work.
2.
I have experience in military and I am perfectly doing my job.
3.
I blieve my poeple skill is realy excelent.
4.
Just finish my degree in criminal justice I ready to go to work.
5.
I believe this is the job I want to get into, making sure everyone is safe.
Question 9 of 30
Describe a time when you had to work with a team to solve a problem at a former security job.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Working a data centre one night the tech people weree changing servers that night and had to shut down the power, we had to bring in extensin cords to have all the computors working and to write up all the lenel alarms that were going off my self and the other security guard had to work as a team to be able to have every thing going properly, corporate was happy with our team work.
2.
There was a time an elderly gentelman couldn't find his ticket and was told he would have to but anther ticket I was call over as he was getting bit angery as I i first spoke to the staff to get a good information what happen and what option is avalable for as they didn't ask him to check his bag for the ticket I ask him kindly to look and he did and we found the ticket every body was happy and he oplpogize for been odd in the beging.
3.
Working as team to carried all load supplest to the base because trunk has no more gas.
Question 10 of 30
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have serve in the military and serve my country.
2.
Because I have over 11 years experience in security industry.
3.
I am the perfect one for you I'm looking for a career not just a job.
4.
I have study in this industry and I have a good 9 year of exprience front line and inside.
Question 11 of 30
How do you keep focused during your shifts?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Do the job meticulously and stay up to date on policies, clean , restock my duties.
2.
To stay positive and be ready all the time.
3.
Watching people watching for conflicts.
Question 12 of 30
Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. What happened?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Never happened when I was in the military.
Question 13 of 30
What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I do have very good communication skills that I learned in correctional studies I know I have to take every situation serious and the best of my advantage.
2.
Is to doing the right thing and getting nobody in danger.
Question 14 of 30
Have you worked with other security guards in a team environment before? How well do you communicate with them?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
By talking a lot and knowing the right person to do the job.
Question 15 of 30
Are you CPR Certified? If not, why? And do you plan on getting your certification?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I have cpr certified buy it has be expire.
Question 16 of 30
How does this position, fit into your career plans?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It fit perfect that I can relate to this job as military same code value.
2.
I have some qualifications that may help me becoming a good security guard.
Question 17 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I keep prying for god to help me to not get stressful.
Question 18 of 30
Are you a reliable person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I can be on the time if need me.
Question 19 of 30
What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
Question 20 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I see myself working in best company that I love.
Question 21 of 30
Do you have prior experience as a Security Guard?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Prior experience was in the army and navy.
Question 22 of 30
Are you a detail oriented person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
YES THE fact that they pay attention to details and make sure that every aspect of the job is done.
Question 23 of 30
What qualifies you for this job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have a sever in you. S army that I qualifies for this job.
Question 24 of 30
How important is being on time or early for work, to you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Very important that you be on time that make it easy to know that person be on time to relived your duty watch.
Question 25 of 30
Tell me about a time when you successfully dealt with an angry member of the public not with physical force, but with only your words.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have a co worker is angry doing the tower watch that I have tell him do the job right and tell him you are doing a great cause for your country.
Question 26 of 30
Describe a time when you had to deal with an assault. How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I take that the person to back and talk about issue I would have done differently is not to make the person mad.
Question 27 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My greatest weakness is leadership I need to improve to understand other person feeling and not to judge them how weak you are.
2.
Communication to let the person know about all the detail.
Question 28 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Diligent , positive attitude . Communication.
2.
Teamwork I like working with different people that I could understand their strength.
Question 29 of 30
Did you ever call off work from your last position? What were the reasons if you did.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Never because I don't have a cell phone.
Question 30 of 30
What do you know about this organization and facility?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I hear good thing about organization and treaty them fair and working together as team work.
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