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Break down for me the responsibilities of a security guard.

1 of 30 Security Guard Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on September 20th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to see that you have a full understanding of the job requirements and that you can meet the demands present in this role. Take a minute to walk the interviewer through some of the critical responsibilities of this security guard role. Be sure to express your interest in the job or company, and showcase how your top qualities make you the best fit for the opportunity, based on these responsibilities.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"From my understanding of the job description, the primary duties in this role include patrolling the premises by car and on foot, ensuring that everything is secure. I would also be responsible for regular surveillance monitoring duties, inspecting buildings, and permitting entry only to those with the proper pass and identification. I am confident in my ability to meet these responsibilities with the utmost work ethic. I have trained in surveillance monitoring and equipment troubleshooting. I have a keen eye and strong attention to detail."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I took a lot of time to read through the role description, ensuring that I had a full understanding of the job expectations before interviewing with you today. The main responsibilities include assisting when alarms sound, preventing loss and damage of retail products, informing violators of their rights, and restraining them until the proper authorities arrive. I would be responsible for documentation and making reports as well as maintaining a safe environment for all shoppers. I am attentive and alert, which are qualities needed for a security position such as this one."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 12/18/2014
Last modified on: 09/20/2019

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Break down for me the responsibilities of a security guard.
YES THE fact that they pay attention to details and make sure that every aspect of the job is done.
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