Top 25 Security Guard Interview Questions

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  Security Guard

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 repor...


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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. Are you okay with a background check?
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2. What's your ideal job or task, as a security guard?
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Talking to different people while on patrols and making my self present as a security guard.
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3. Are you CPR/First Aid certified?
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4. What do you think the threats are, and why we need a security guard here?
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5. What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a security guard? How did you handle it?
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6. Why do you want to be a security guard here?
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7. Do you work well under pressure?
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8. What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
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9. How does this position, fit into your career plans?
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10. Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. What happened?
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11. Are you CPR Certified? If not, why? And do you plan on getting your certification?
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12. How do you keep focused during your shifts?
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13. Have you worked with other security guards in a team environment before? How well do you communicate with them?
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14. How important is being on time or early for work, to you?
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15. Did you ever call off work from your last position? What were the reasons if you did.
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16. Why should we hire you?
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17. What is your greatest strength?
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18. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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19. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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20. How do you handle stressful situations?
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21. Are you a reliable person?
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22. What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
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23. Do you have prior experience as a Security Guard?
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24. Are you a detail oriented person?
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25. What qualifies you for this job?
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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Hours per Week
Protective Services
50%
Easy
Provided
40 Hrs/Wk
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.

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.

May 16, 2015
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
I work afternoon shifts 6 days a week 4 days 16:00 to 00:00 and 15:00 to 00:00 hrs.
What type of stressful, high pressure situations, have you experienced?
Patroling at night coming across a indivisual lying on the pavement incoherent and smelling of alcohol and no sign of breathing, and having to stay on the phone with the person till ambulance arrived.
What types of customer engagement have you experienced?
At present I work with a data center that has access control of all people coming and leaving, also work at a University with faculty and students.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
When I work at the University always being called for all different reasons it keeps my self very occupied for a 8 hr shift.
If you had to start over, what career would you choose instead of being a Security Guard?
Drove truck for 33 years, retired now truck driving was a good living met lots of different people.
What do you enjoy about being a Security Guard?
Acting with professionalism intregity and vigilance and helping people.
What special skills does it take to be a Security Guard?
BST Security guard license, dangerous goods also W.M.S, fork lift ticket and also class 5 and class 1.