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Security Guard Interview Questions

1. Are you okay with a background check?
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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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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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To help people have a safe environment and not just the people but the building and making sure everyone responsible and respectful.

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. Do you work well under pressure?

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8. 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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9. 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 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. 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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11. 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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12. Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. What happened?

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

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14. How do you keep focused during your shifts?

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Watching people watching for conflicts.

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

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

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

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18. Why should we hire you?

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19. What is your greatest strength?

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20. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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21. How do you handle stressful situations?

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22. Are you a reliable person?

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23. What surveillance systems are you familiar with?

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24. Do you have prior experience as a Security Guard?

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25. Are you a detail oriented person?

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Healthcare
Hours per Week
Protective Services
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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.