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Security Guard Interview Questions

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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 s...
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Security Guard Interview Questions

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What's your ideal job or task, as a security guard?

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Yes I have never did crime.
 

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#3 of 25

Are you CPR/First Aid certified?

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Yes I do I have my level 3 which does expire next year.
 

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What do you think the threats are, and why we need a security guard here?

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You need security guards to keep everyone under control the casino does allow alcohol and alcohol itself can make someone turn upset and mad.
 
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Terrorist is a threats and why we need a security guard I s to protect the people and their safety.
 

Education Requirements

Security guards generally need a high school diploma or GED, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Some employers, however, prefer to hire security guards with higher education, such as a 2- or 4-year degree in police science or criminal justice.

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What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a security guard? How did you handle it?

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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.
 
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When I stay a long hour and waiting for my replace I have stay position for somebody to relived my post.
 

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#6 of 25

Why do you want to be a security guard here?

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I took the correctional course so I could branch out in different directions I love helping people and keeping them safe.
 
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Is to challenger myself that I can be the best watcher.
 

Work Environment

Security guards work in a wide variety of places, including public buildings, retail stores, and office buildings. Gaming surveillance officers and investigators mostly work in the gaming industry and at casino hotels. They are employed only in those states, and on those Indian reservations, where gambling is legal.

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#7 of 25

Do you work well under pressure?

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Yes I challenger myself how far I can go.
 

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#8 of 25

Why are you the best candidate for us?

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I believe this is the job I want to get into, making sure everyone is safe.
 
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I have experience in military and I am perfectly doing my job.
 

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Describe a time when you had to work with a team to solve a problem at a former security job.

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Working as team to carried all load supplest to the base because trunk has no more gas.
 
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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.
 

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#10 of 25

Why should we hire you?

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I have serve in the military and serve my country.
 
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Because I have over 11 years experience in security industry.
 

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#11 of 25

Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. What happened?

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Never happened when I was in the military.
 

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#12 of 25

Are you CPR Certified? If not, why? And do you plan on getting your certification?

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Yes I have cpr certified buy it has be expire.
 

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#13 of 25

How does this position, fit into your career plans?

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I have some qualifications that may help me becoming a good security guard.
 
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It fit perfect that I can relate to this job as military same code value.
 

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#14 of 25

How do you keep focused during your shifts?

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Watching people watching for conflicts.
 
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To stay positive and be ready all the time.
 

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Have you worked with other security guards in a team environment before? How well do you communicate with them?

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By talking a lot and knowing the right person to do the job.
 

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What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?

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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.
 
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Is to doing the right thing and getting nobody in danger.
 

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How important is being on time or early for work, to you?

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Very important that you be on time that make it easy to know that person be on time to relived your duty watch.
 

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Did you ever call off work from your last position? What were the reasons if you did.

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Never because I don't have a cell phone.
 

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#19 of 25

What is your greatest strength?

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Teamwork I like working with different people that I could understand their strength.
 

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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I see myself working in best company that I love.
 

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How do you handle stressful situations?

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I keep prying for god to help me to not get stressful.
 

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Are you a reliable person?

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Yes I can be on the time if need me.
 

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What surveillance systems are you familiar with?

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Do you have prior experience as a Security Guard?

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Prior experience was in the army and navy.
 

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Are you a detail oriented person?

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YES THE fact that they pay attention to details and make sure that every aspect of the job is done.