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What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Security Manager interview

How to Answer

To prepare for this question, start by listing your strengths. You can narrow them down by thinking about how they help you as a security manager. Think of situations where your strengths help you shine, such as troubleshooting an access control system, or training a new employee. You could give an example of how your problem solving ability has helped you to navigate a variety of issues, listing some of the different software, tools and databases you have worked with. You could also share how you are great at dealing with conflict if it arises, referencing a situation where you used your communication and listening skills to dodge a potential blowout with a staff member. Using examples helps the interviewer get a better picture of your strengths in action.

What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?
Answer example

"My greatest strength is my ability to lead a team and to be a positive influence on them. Every team that I've lead has enjoyed a significant increase in productivity and efficiency. Whether I was a cadet sergeant in military academy, a project leader in college, or a security supervisor, my team members were more loyal, saw more successes, and learned more, all because I know how to serve and lead. This means that, if I'm hired as a security manager, you're going to enjoy improved performance from the security team."

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What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?
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My greatest strength is my ability to understand people problems and situations. In security this seems to be when security managers are sought most.
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My greatest strength is that I am very eager to learn and progress and give my 100% in what ever I do, I ensure I work closely with the officers and the supervisor and resolve any problems occurring professionaly.
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Isb to be succefull and excel on my work, il be confident and sufficient.
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My ability to learn quickly, and see the big picture.
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Self confident, team leadership, team player, self motivated and result oriented, flexible and adaptable, attention to detail dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environment as well as supervisory skills including hiring, termination, scheduling, training and other administrative tasks, through current knowledge of security practices and a clear vision to accomplishment of the company goal.
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Twenty five years of law enforcement experience.
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Team work and I have 12 years experience in virus 5 star property which will be help me in future.
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My leadership qualities is my best strength. I believe that leadership is the driving force behind what it takes to be a successful security manager.
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Team leadership with cooperation and coordination within employee and management, and I am self confident it there is leader confident then automatically entire team will be confident too which ultimately accomplished of a goal.
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I love to lead and motivate. I have strong work ethics and hope others take them on.
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My strength is the mix of experience from project management and security domain which always helps me driving the security projects effectively.
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I am very good at evaluating each situation for what it is and acting and reacting correctly. Communication is the key.
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Team leadership with cooperation and coordination within employee and management and I am self confident because if the leader is confident then entire member of the team will be confident too which will ultimately lead to accomplishment of a goal.
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Dedication and commitment. I understand the importance of the position and my previous employer trained me well in the tactical component that is a critical component to this position.
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Greatest strength - meticulous and practice integrity at all times, which helps me to be a Security Manager.
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I believe my greatest strength is my ability to communicate. I am able to identify to different personality types and adapt to them; whether its a CEO, emergency personnel or a pan-handler I'm about to remove from the subway-link. This also benefits me when it comes to emergency situations. When it's called for, I can easily deescalate a situation by communicating with the people involved and creating an understanding. When it comes to being a site security supervisor, I can use my communications skills to train new guards or direct/assist current guards. As College Park has had many spotfill guards, I've easily trained some on their position. For example on December 19th, I was given the supervisor position for the day, and I trained a spotfill guard on my current patrol position.
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My greatest strength is my good communication skills, the ability to multi task and this will assist me in this role as people management requires good interpersonal skill.
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My greatest strength would have to be determination. I feel that this would help as a Security Manager in the fact that I will do everything in my power to make everything, and everyone work smoothly and efficiently to make a top notch security team.
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Self confident, strong team leadership, team player, flexible and adaptable, self motivated and result oriented, attention to details, dutiful respect for compliance in regulated environment as well as supervisory skills including hiring, termination, scheduling, training and other administrative tasks, through current security practices and a clear vision to accomplish the company goals.
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Analyse the problem and find solution.
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My greatest strength is my ability to lead and communicate flawlessly and instil trust and respect with my officers as well as my superiors.
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Active. It will help me to be on top of all incidents.
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My personal strength is my goal of becoming a good leader to my man and support from family will allows me to move forward without having a heavy thoughts and it will help me to focus more on my job and my future.
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Very confident it a pillar each money will need to move on.
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I am able to analyze situations good and bad.
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Hard work my small mistake he will ignore.
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Convincing power and managing capability.
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I have extensive working in hostile environments, learning to gain compliance through trust and respect from those that had everything to lose. my ability to lead by example and set a high standard, my positive attitude regardless of the situation. my ability to influence a healthy working enviornment.
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Team player, this will help me lead the security team to advance the security programme and promote secure working environment.
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My greatest strength is my passion to deliver solutions to an organization. I enjoy working closely with the business to understand what they do, how they do what they do, and what pains them. This would help me understand.
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My greatest strength is that I am an agile learner and and very ingenious. I work effectively under pressure. This will help me to easily assess situations and find solutions to problems and challenges and on time. This also breeds trust and belief in the led.
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My time management skills are excellent and I am organized, effiecient and take pride in excelling at my work . This will help me multitask and keep on top of deadlines.
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I'm a motivator, not only that I've been the new guy, I've been the relief guard, I've been the officer, I've been the supervisor. I know what's needed to motivate the individual in each position. I know the core business and I've built relationships along the way.
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To adapt quickly to any situation or working environment and the ability to solve problems in a quick and professional way.
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My greatest strength will be my experience that have from my security background which will be a great asset to help me manage a team or be a great leader or superior.
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I make good decisions with the client in mind. They're the most important thing to me.
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Understanding of the iCt working environment and issues affecting or impacting business when controls are not in place.
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My greatest strength is that I am a very well disciplined person and I treat each and everyone equally and with respect.
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Do what its on my description it help me to meet organization objectives.
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Strong leadership, self confident, team player, self motivated and result oriented, flixible and adaptable attention to details. Dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environment as well as supervisory skills including hiring, termination, scheduling, training and other administrative tasks, through knowledge of current security practices and a clear vision to accomplish the company goals.
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Team leadership with cooperation and coordination within employee and management and I am self confident because if the leader is confident entire team will be confident too which ultimately will lead to accomplishment of a goal.
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My 28 years of expirience in ems.
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I always trust that I can make things happen and my integrity level is very high, it is suits me to become a security manager.
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My honesty and dedication. It will always boost me to do better in my field for the organisation.
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My greatest strength is researching or investigating because finding out what what or why something went wrong and trying to find a solution to prevent it from happening again will yield into a better outcome next time in any situation.
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I want to see my colleagues ang clients be certicefied. Security awareness, workshops and activities can shift a mind set of an ignorant person.
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My greatest strength is I have in depth knowledge of Configuration of security devices such as Ironport, IPS and firewalls. This will help me as security manager to enforce IT security policies such as Internet Polices and also educate my co workers on how to mitigate IT related attacks.
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I am results oriented. When l set my sights on achieving a set a target then l put all my mind on that. This helps me to investigate cases that are successfully prosecuted as l leave no stone unturned.
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I have knowledge of Gate control, Material management, Access Control system, People movement, CCTV Management, & Information security.
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My greatest strength is I believe in myself. This is going to help me a lot as a security manager as in security business I will not trust somebody else for my job.
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Self Confidence, if a leader is confident, then the soldiers will be confident too which ultimately will lead to accomplishment of goal.
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I am great team player, pay attention to detail.
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My greatest strength is that I am a multi tasker. I can do multiple projects at a same time and this helps me as a Security Manager.
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The strength of observation.Implement positive regards my strength of observation to the team what I lead .
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My hands on expirence in real life situations.
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Leadership, self confident, team player, self motivated and result oriented, flixibal and adaptable attention to details, dutiful respect for compliance in regulated environment as well as supervisory skills including hiring, termination, scheduling training and other administrative tasks. Through knowledge of current security practices and a clear vision to accomplish the company goals.
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I would have to say that my ability to review and decipher security programs, standard operating procedures and instructions and adjust or redesign them to the fit the current objectives. Along with this I communicate to others what I want to accomplish and open the floor to give and receive inputs from other supervisors to fold them into the process. As a security director it is your personnel that make your vision of a secure and open environment come to realization, if they are involved in the process they will feel they are part of something bigger or they made their contributions to creating a better functioning security department.
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My greatest is my duty timing and will help me always.
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Team leadership with cooperation and coordination within employees & management.

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