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Are you CPR Certified or trained in First Aid? If not, do you plan on earning these credentials?

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  1. 1.

    Are you CPR Certified or trained in First Aid? If not, do you plan on earning these credentials?

  2. 2.

    Does stress and pressure ever get the best of you?

  3. 3.

    Talk to me about your future career goals within security.

  4. 4.

    What is your greatest strength, and how will it help you as a security guard?

  5. 5.

    Break down for me the responsibilities of a security guard.

  6. 6.

    Tell me about a time when you solved a security problem on the job.

  7. 7.

    Good communication is a requirement as a security guard. What does good communication mean to you?

  8. 8.

    We require that all security personnel undergo full background checks. Are you willing to comply?

  9. 9.

    Talk to me about your hours of availability. Do you have a preferred shift?

  10. 10.

    What type of security technology are you familiar with?

  11. 11.

    Describe a time when you had to deal with a security breach. How did you handle the situation, and what would you have done differently?

  12. 12.

    Walk me through your education and how it relates to the work of a security guard.

  13. 13.

    How would you react if you felt that you were in physical danger on the job?

  14. 14.

    Why do you believe we need security, here?

  15. 15.

    As a security guard, which task do you enjoy the most? Which task do you enjoy the least?

  16. 16.

    Are you a detail oriented person? How well do you recall facts and small details of an event?

  17. 17.

    What are the most important traits for a security guard to possess?

  18. 18.

    How do you keep focused during long, or overnight shifts?

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    What motivates you to protect others?

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    Have you worked with other security guards in a team environment before? If so, how did you best communicate with them?

  21. 21.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a time when you successfully dealt with an angry member of the public.

  23. 23.

    Define integrity, what it means to you, and how you practice it in your everyday life.

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience working large events with crowds of people?

  25. 25.

    Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

  26. 26.

    Do you have experience as an armed guard? How do you feel about working in an armed security role?

  27. 27.

    Are you able to work independently, with little supervision?

  28. 28.

    With which industries do you have the most security experience?

  29. 29.

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

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    Have you ever been terminated from a job?