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Top 25 Security Manager Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 2 of 25
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 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."
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.
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Question 3 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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"I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
"It's good to have a plan in place, but it's also good to remain flexible. I'm working towards becoming a security director. To get there, I'm going to have to prove that I can handle more and more responsibility. I see this job as an opportunity to do that because [XYZ reasons]. My goal is to excel at this position."
This is yet another example of the type of career question you can anticipate. As you think about your career plans, where would you like to be in the next five years? How will this position help you get there? Are you planning to complete a degree or continue in your training? Do you want to start your own business? Consider responding with this: "I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
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Question 4 of 25
What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a Security Manager? How did you handle it?
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How do you handle conflict? As a security manager, you will need to be able to stay calm and collected in the face of any safety issue. You may also need to intervene with conflicts between members of your team. For technical issues, you will need to know how to troubleshoot. If you are asked this question in an interview, you may want to offer a couple of scenarios. You can share how you followed emergency response procedures to mitigate an intrusion alarm. You could also discuss how you mediated a conflict between two coworkers and helped them resolve the issue.
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Question 5 of 25
Are you okay with a background check?
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"A background check is no problem..."
"Of course. I have a clean record, as you can expect from someone pursuing a career in security management."
Before the interview, find out more about their requirements. If you know you will need to get a background check, get a copy of yours before they run it. You need to know if there are any infractions, major or minor, so that you can share them when they ask you about it. The worst thing that can happen is if you tell them everything is sparkling clean and then something shows up. They want to be able to trust you, and they may be okay if something minor shows up, as long as you can explain it and don't try to hide it. Do as much research as you can to find out their specific requirements and make sure you are able to meet those standards before the interview. Your response to this question should be, "A background check is no problem..." even if you do have something on your record. If you did community service or got something expunged, let them know. Share what you learned from any experiences that may show up on your record.
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Question 6 of 25
Are you a team player? What do you enjoy most about working with a team?
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Question 7 of 25
How do you keep focused during your shifts?
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Question 8 of 25
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late to work?
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Question 9 of 25
Tell me about your experience.
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Question 10 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 11 of 25
What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
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Question 12 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 13 of 25
What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
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Question 14 of 25
Are you a detail oriented person?
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Question 15 of 25
Tell me about your management experience.
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Question 16 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your leadership experience.
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Question 18 of 25
Why did you choose to become a Security Manager?
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Question 19 of 25
Why do you want to work for our company?
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Question 20 of 25
Why is security important to you?
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Question 21 of 25
How have you responded to serious situations in the past?
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Question 22 of 25
How does this position fit into your career plans?
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Question 23 of 25
What security systems do you have the most experience with?
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Question 24 of 25
What experience do you have in security?
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Question 25 of 25
What do you enjoy most about your job?
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Question 1 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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Pressure always give us something hard to stand for. I have learned a lot while working under pressure. I have meet those points of my work which I have never seen from my eyes or experience. For that reason I would say that I have worked a lot under pressure and succeeded after getting them batter by the next time.
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I work very well under pressure. I am able to make fast, firm decisions with confidence. I am a well trained professional.
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Yes, pressure creates challenge to individual which eventually boost your confidence.
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Yes the pressures always give us something hard to stand for. Also it creates challenges to individual which eventually boosts peoples confident.
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I feel I work well under pressure due to having plenty of pressure as a past security tech and now a facility tech, being as when a project is due I tend to make sure every situation is handled in a professional manner, and the outcome will not only satisfy the company, but myself.
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I am confident that I can work under pressure since I have the experience in dealing with difficult situations in the past.
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Yes I work well under pressure as I worked in busy supermarkets and was still able to perform my duties to the required standards.
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Yes I work great under pressure infact I enjoy working under pressure and I makesure I do a good job and I dont take short cuts.
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Yes I am capable for handle the time management and working pressure.
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Yes I can work well under pressure.
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Yes. Being in the military and working as a newly promoted supervisor.
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Yes, I work well under pressure.
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I believe that is work well under pressure because it gives me drive to get that task done and get it done well.
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Yes, so far I have done well. Have worked in the production support team, managing Crysis calls. And in IT Security, I was the one who used to approve the requests for project going live in the production environment and at time there were many urgent reuquests which I used to manage.
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I've handled pressure by keeping team organised and morale high.
Question 2 of 25
What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?
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Team leadership with cooperation and coordination within employees & management.
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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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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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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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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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Convincing power and managing capability.
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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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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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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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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 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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Active. It will help me to be on top of all incidents.
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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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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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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.
Question 3 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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I am looking into taking more management classes at Chatt State and completing my Seminary Degree.
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I will be in the head of an international company in the security field.
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I see myself a hard working person who will always work hard for your brand.
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I see myself one of the dynamic and initiative employee of the company and always work hard for the company.
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I see myself a dynamic initiative employee and always work hard for this company.
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I see myself a dynamic initiative employee and always work hard for the company.
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I see myself a creative dynamic and always will work hard for this company.
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I see myself as chief security officer in the same firm.
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Regional security manager.
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In five years, I plan to see that I have earned your trust, and that you chose a hard working Security Manager that provided your company with only the best security team.
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As a researcher and author in the security field.
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I see myself having finished with my degree program and utilizing my education and experiences furthering my career with the company.
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I would like to see myself as a successful security practitioner.
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Working for Hitachi Consulting.
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In coming 5 years I will like to on respective & responsible position of reputed organization like you.
Question 4 of 25
What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a Security Manager? How did you handle it?
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Crowded associates during enter and exit . I handle this serious conflict by distribute associates to more then direction in exit and out.
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While working at UOP chemical plant we had a tornado the plant manager call the security desk and asked me to make the decision on whether or not we needed to do emergency action plan. I like to stay on the side of caution and said lets do it. We were required to do full accountability in shelter area to insure everyone was in a safe location. Our count was off by 2. I knew we had some drivers that had came in and I contacted the line supervisor to verify that they had scanned out. This kept up from a recount and when the tornado hit we were all in a safe place.
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When other inline manager does not agree with your opinion due to additional work for their department.
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My greatest strength is I well organized my team. Conduct the safety courses. They expert at work and I can easily manage to them. They are also happy at work.
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The most serious conflict I have faced as a security manager was when one of our Internet banking customers experienced a man in the middle attack. Fortunately, through our awareness campains, the customer managed to figure out that the site that was displayed o her screen while trying to login was not legit and she imedeatly informed card services.
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A valuable engineer refused to follow newly introduced PM methodology for a project. I met with him multiple times, and discovered that he was not comfortable with documentation. I worked with him, coached him, gave him some samples and eased his reservation. Periodically I praised and encouraged him for trying hard to follow the procedure.
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The very recent conflict I had was dealing with a couple of individual who were wanted for rubbery and break in entry, which I had to work under cover for weeks before I arrested both individuals.
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I have faced with died case, fight between drunk guest, crowed control, visitor control lost control and investigation and I have handled them by a way of security measures.
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I have conflicted with died case, fight is common crowed control at the lobby of hotel incident investigation.
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I have conflicted with died case, crowed control fights lost investigation incident investigation etc.
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I have conflicted with died case, fights, argument, guest unconcious and serious sick incident lost control investigation etc and I have solved them individually by my tactically and easy way.
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As a security manager I faced that the item which was out on govt pass didnot returned back to the firm in time. I went into the matter, the dept concerned was informed for the where about of the item. After they intimated that the item has been consumed by some other firm I closed the matter.
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Violence to my security team members due to the held post. I have organized a mandatory training for all security team member with regards to the customer service and the preventive measures to avoid the unnecessary clashes with difficult customers.
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I have comflicted with many diffirent kind of cases such as died case incestigation, fight, crowed control lost control and investigation, and other general issues and I have tackled them by my tactical and my schem.
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Due to the fact that you have not given me this position yet, I have not had a serious conflict as a Security Manager, but as a Security Analyst my most serious conflict would have to be the Final Fire Inspection at the New OKC Warehouse. The situation was both my facility manager, and directer were both unavailable, and the contractor failed to inform anyone that he scheduled the inspection. This would have been the second time that the Fire marshal would have been on this property, and if he failed it this time the building would have been shut down for the repairs to be made and a new inspection would need to be rescheduled making the OKC warehouse shut down for one month, this is after all the equipment had been moved to the new location and the old location had been turned back to the property management company. I drove from Tulsa, arrived at the warehouse inspected the system, found what had not been completed, and with the assistance from the OKC facility team we were able to correct all issues and tested the system before the Fire marshal had arrived. We passed that inspection, and are still running smoothly today.
Question 5 of 25
Are you okay with a background check?
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Of course. I am proud of my background and know I would be welcomed back at all past employers.
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Yes, definitely. I have provided all the correct information however I will be pleased for my background check.
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Okay. My background has strong recommends.
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Yes I will be happy because my background recommends you that I am always creative person.
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Yes provided the results are also disclosed to me.
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Absolutely yes. I have no problem with any checks being conducted.
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Yes I am and as a security manager I know how important it is for such background and feel honored and look forward to work for the organization which prioritizes security matters.
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Yes I am Okay with background Check.
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I am honestly with backround to be accessed course I want to be trusted all the time.
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Upsolutley, my hands are clean.
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Yes I am fine with background check.
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Yes. I am ok with the background check.
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Yes, I have maintained a secret clearance with the DOD for 20 years.
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Yes you more than welcome.
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Yes, I worked in LE for over 28 years and have no personal, financial or criminal issues that will "pop" up. I believe in honesty, integrity and respect.
Question 6 of 25
Are you a team player? What do you enjoy most about working with a team?
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Yes, as a matter of fact I welcome the input of team members. Different perspectives are a plus and I may get to a better outcome by listening to my team members.
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Yes, the meaning itself shows that Together everyone achieves more inspires everybody to work hard for particular goal.
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Yes, I conduct my team and show them my experience then they follow me.
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Yes, I work well on a team and the most beneficial part of being on a team is that I can learn new ideas and develop my skills from other coleagues.
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Yes. I feel I can accomplish more while working with a team rather than working alone. It may expedite some deliverable if worked alone, but the chances of failure is minimized if worked as a team.
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Yes I do. Smooth and efficient work.
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Yes, the meaning itself shows, together everyone achieves inspires that.
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Yes, the meaning itself shows that together everyone achieves more inspire everybody to work hard for particular goal.
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Yes I do, with a team you can accomplish goals easier with different ideas and knowledge.
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While working in a team you’ll not be alone, you will always have some or the other person to suggest you good stuff. Suggestions and advice could help you in generating new ideas and bring out the creativity in you.
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Yes the meaning shows itself, together everyone achieve more inspires everybody work hard for particular goal.
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Yes the meaning shows itself. Together everyone achieves more inspires everyone together work hard for particular goal.
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The meaning shows itself, everybody together achieve more inspire together everyone work hard for particular goal.
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Yes the meaning shows itself everybody together achieve more inspiration and together everybody work hard for particular goal.
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Yes, working part of a team is beneficial because you learn more about the job and find and rectify faults that need addressing quicker and workign together makes the job more satisfying.
Question 7 of 25
How do you keep focused during your shifts?
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Evaluate your workload and plan as to how to go about and also set time for each of the job.
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I am very alert during my shift also sleep good eat good securing good.
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By keeping myself busy all the time.
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Evaluate workload and plan as to how to go about and set time for each of the job.
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Evaluate workload and plan as to how to go about and set time for each of the job.
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Evaluate workload and plan as to how to go about and also set the time for each of the job.
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By patrolling and dealing with all incidents in time.
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Keeping focused is knowing what I plan on doing as soon as I walk out my door, and my commute to my office or destination. Creating tasks, managing a calendar for important issues, will carry me throughout my day.
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Evaluate work load and plan as to how to go about and set the time for each of the job.
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Experience not to be complacent.
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By keeping myself busy and ensuring I am up to date on policy by reviewing any policy change and/or additions.
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By communicating to my subordinate.
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By involving myself in what will be happening around me and by being always alert.
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I stay on task and if I start to wonder or get anxious, I take a walk around or check on some news to get my brain back on track.
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Being calm, workinh in realxing way.
Question 8 of 25
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late to work?
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It is very important, I am a firm believer in being to work at least 30 minutes ahead of time.
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Punctuality is one of the tool to keep individual a discipline man.
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It is very important, I am firm believer in being at work at least of 30 min ahead of time.
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It is very important I am a firm believer in being at work at least 30 minutes ahead of time.
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To be early is good to be on top of any unplanned event.
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Major priority, I was taught by my parents, and by the military to always be early to an appointment. If I have a situation that I can not make it to work, I immediately notify my manager to inform him of the situation.
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It is very important I am a firm believer in being at work at least 30 minutes ahead of the timr.
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Very important. You need to be exemplary to your team and subordinates. It also gives you time to relax and look at your plan for the day and how you will go about it without rushing through.
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Very important, it starts the day off right also it is expected of me.
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Being on time is more of an expectation for everyone. Being early shows initiative and a shining example of what others should inspire to be.
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It is very important for me to be early at work place.
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Time management is real important because.
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It is so important since being early for work gives you ample time to plan what you will do during your work day.
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It is everything to me it shows to me the integrity and motivation of ones work ethics.
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We need to take hand over & take over & On time is adequate for proper communication to avoid misconfusions.
Question 9 of 25
Tell me about your experience.
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My past experience will be a positive impact to this company because I have learnt from short comings I had, hence, I am well rounded and with my experienxes will be able to prevent short comings I have had before and ones to come in your company..
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25 years of experience in the security field must be helpfull.
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My experience in similar industry, knowledge of the products and my training of high standards.
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My past experience will be a positive impact to this company because I have learnt from short comings I had, hence I am well rounded and with my experience will be able to prevent short coming I have had before and once to come in your company;.
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My past experience will be a positive impact to this company because I have learnt short comings I had hence I am well rounded and my experience will able to prevent short coming I have had in before and once to come in your company.
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My past experience will be a positive impact to this company because I have learnt from short comings I had hence I am well rounded and my experience will be prevent short comings I have had before and once to come in your company.
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I have worked in different sites and I gained experience that helps me to add to your organization.
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With a combined 24 years experience in security, and the alarm industry. I feel after all my education, and on the job performance, I will only improve, and increase my abilities to make Cox a safe and secure work environment.
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My past experience will be a positive impact to this company because I have learnt from short comings I had hence I am well rounded with my experience will be able to prevention shortcomings I have had before and once to come in your company.
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I have scored successes before but in the process learnt even more and with that l know this company will benefit even more from my experience combined with what l will also learn from my colleagues here.
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My experience comes from years of handling a wide range of critical incidents multiple times.
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My past management experiences range from direct to indirect communication with customers and staff. My past security experiences will guide me through the similar access control and cameras systems to ensure consistent function and reliability found throughout the system. Further, my exposure to security management duties will assist me with what to expect taking on the responsibilities full time.
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I have rewarded by my past employer for my achievement. I believe I can help to achieve your vision and mission.
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Becasue I have a vast back ground in federal law enforcement and world culture due to my securtiy contracting.
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We can fallow standards which are applicable & adopt the same. Will take care for repetation of incident shall not occur.
Question 10 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Public speaking in front of a large group of strangers. I have taken speech classes and practiced every chance I get to become more comfortable in group speaking.
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Legal representation improve with familiarization with the law.
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I need to be good leadership, so I am learning the leadership skills by online.
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My greatest weakness is talking in public and now that I am doing communication skills, I hope to correct the weakness as we are doing more oral presentations.
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Straight Talker, not diplomatic enough. Working on it.
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Feeling sleeping on duty due to not sleeping well in the room.
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My greatest weakness at this point will be communication skills which I am working on improving it!
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I still need to be a good and perfect leader, I believe my sincerity and positive thought will let me achieve to succcessful person.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my entirety on my job and my positive thought motivates me to achieve to improve my weakness.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my sincerity on my job and my positive thought let me achieve goal and improve my deficiencies.
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There is no permanent weakness in me but as you are asking I will admit that I am not a good cricketer and I practice cricket daily to improve it.
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Forgiveness. Following the company policy and disciplinary codes.
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I still need to be a perfect and good leader, I believe my perseverance and sinciority on my job.
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I still need to be a perfect and good leader, I believe my perseverance on my work will lead me to enhance it.
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I feel my greatest weakness is failure. I do not take failure very well at all. If I come across a situation that I can not figure out, I do not sleep well, I have to do all the research I can to resolve this issue all on my own. Quitting is not an option. The way I am improving on this is to rely on others to assist in ideas and options to correct this issue.
Question 11 of 25
What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
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CCTV, Access Control system.
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Watchdog, Simms, Honeywell.
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Soft vision recording, Nice vision recording, DVR
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CCTV Video Recording systems and Fire Control Panels.
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IDS/IPS, SIEM monitoring.
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Pretty much I am familiar with any security surveillance.
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Cctv, anpr, barrier, fire alarming system door alarming systems access control system.
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Cctv, anpr, barrier, metal detector, fire alraming system door alarming system and etc.
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Cctv, ANPR, barrier, access control. Fire alarming, intruder control system smoke detector.
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CCTV cameras, Bomb detector, Metal detector, Sniffer dogs.
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CCTV Cameras- Patrolling.
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Cctv, anpr system, fire alarming system, intruder systems, smoke detector, fire extinguishers barriers and metal detector.
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I have installed, repaired, and programmed surveillance systems as small as a residential Q-See and ZModo system, and as complex as the commercial grade Honeywell, and Avigilon systems.
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Covert surveillance systems where some under-covers are used to monitor an activity or someone without them knowing that they are being observed. Overt surveillance systems is where the observation is obvious like the patrols by security personnel in uniforms, CCTV surveillance where signs are clearly displayed that you are being watched.
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C*Cure800 and C*Cure 9000. Pelco and HDVR camera systems.
Question 12 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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I have the experience require for this position more then 25 years in protecting freedom and rights also defend against any danger also acting in time of emergency and saves lives.
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My diverse background that is split between security and administrative makes me an ideal choice for this position. I have a strong background in Military and corrections but the intellect for computer science.
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My experience of world class hospitality industry as well as knowledge of security field and being a local I can handle problems very well.
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Security Officer Experience is over twenty years and expert in internet information.
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I have worked with most of the security devices on our network which include IPS, Firewall, Ironport and Routers. I am also a certified Ethical hacker and has vast experience on how to protect network and IT systems from intruders.
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In addition to Security and compliance related projects, I have a broad range of infrastructure technology implementation background in a wide variety of industries, such as financials, healthcare, and entertainment. I have a strong project/program management experience with PMI and Six Sigma methodology. I managed IT department with a group of 4/6 engineers. I have an MBA in technology Management with 3.9 GPA from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Because I came from a security background which will make me the best candidate for this position.
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I have the experience require for this company in protecting and defend against any dangers as acting in time of emergency and save lives.
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I have the experience require for this company more than 16 years in protecting and defend against any dangers as acting in time for emergency situation and save lives.
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I have experience require for this company more than 15 years in protecting and defend against any dangers, as acting in time in emergency situation and save lives and property.
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Because I have 15 years of experience in Armed forces. I think I know security ethics better than any other candidate.
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I have experience in the same field for many years and interacted with many different cultures. Moreover, the job requirement suits me.
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I have the experience require for this company more than 15 years in protecting and defend against any dangers actime in time for emmergency situation and save property and lives.
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I have been with Cox Communications, Inc. For ten years. I know all the systems, if fact I can actually say I installed 90% of the systems we have in use in the Oklahoma system. I am comfortable with all my fellow employees, and with the contract companies that we currently use. I have trained in our systems to both the contractor technicians and our facilities group on anything they request over the phone, or by physically being there to assist. Being your Security Manager will only improve on my skill level, and create a strong, dependable workforce in the Security Department for the Cox Family.
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Past experience and present knowledge.
Question 13 of 25
What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
User-Submitted Answers
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Security is a critical and integral part of this company. The residence here deserve to feel safe, and deserve feel like this is home. With the way the world is today, being able to live with the absolute feeling of safety and security is extremely important.
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Protection of all company assets promotes continuous business for the company and employment myself and all other staff.
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I like my job and I am professional in the security field.
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The opportunity given by the brand to become security manager allways motivates me.
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The assigned responsibilities to protect premises and its people especially the opportunity to become security manager and enhance my skills always motivates me.
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The responsibilities assigned me to protect the premises its peoples and business especially the opportunity to lean more and face with many challenges and become a security manager always motivates me.
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The responsibilities to protect building premises and its peoples including business and opportunity to learn more and face with new challenges being a security manager always motivates me.
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Beside being a part of my job, I like to keep everything organised and secure.
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Just like I have family at home, this is my work family. I want to make sure that with all my abilities these coworkers and customers can go home to theirs. Providing a solid structure and the knowledge to protect this building and all of it's contents gives me peace. Setting plans of operations that is easy for everyone to follow without thinking about it will also allow everyone to go home to their loved ones each day.
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The responsibilities assigned me to protection and prevention of the property and the opportunity to become a security manager always motivates me.
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I am satisfied and feel a sense of accomplishment in measuring my success on how we did not record any breaches than on how many breaches we have recorded.
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My training and experience to handle any and all situations.
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I have had the fortunate opportunity to work around some really great people. I have learned a lot and used that knowledge to my advantage. By doing so I have increased productivity and security awareness. I want to be able to continue that trend in a managerial role. Being held liable in the protection of operations, the campus and the employees inspires me to be the best I can be.
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Customer is our business partner, building and operation is company asset without one of this our business will lost.
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Because that is what I do best and I enjoy it It makes mee feel good to see someone go home to theyer famiy at night becaus eof something I did or put in place.
Question 14 of 25
Are you a detail oriented person?
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Very attentive to detail person to enable make a correct judgement with facts.
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Yes, I like to analyze and brainstorm as much as possible before reaching a judgement or solution.
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Yes very attentive to detail person to enable make a correct judgement with facts.
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Yes, very attentive to detail person to enable make correct judgement with facts.
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Yes very attentive to detail person to enable make a correct judgement with facts.
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Yes very attentive to detail person to eneble to make correct judgement with facts.
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I tend to be proactive, I focus on creating ideas that would improve the way our Security systems work, and the structure on how our daily tasks are performed. I work hard at problem solving, and resolving issues in a timely and accurate manner.
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Yes very attentive to detail person to enable make a correct judgement with facts.
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Yes it helps in being efficient.
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Yes. My job requires that l pay attention to detail as an investigator as evidence develops from even the smallest of details.
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Yes paying attention to the details allows you to be efficient.
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Yes I am a detail oriented person.
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I believe so because if a situation arises I try investigation the reason or reasons by asking myself numerous questions as if I was the "thing" that went wrong whether it's a person or machine. Also, role play scenarios to try to achieve a better understanding into why something went wrong.
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Yes I am you have to be in this business because if your not and you miss something it could mean many endings such as life death fire theft etc.
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Yes, I would like to find main root cause to avoid repetition by putting controls.
Question 15 of 25
Tell me about your management experience.
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During my duties at the police I was a chief for 20 officers and 200 soldiers.
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I was a manager of 40 staff who were working well under my supervision.
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I have worked with so many brand in uae as a leader with many different kind of people rest of all I was a commander of 25 officers in military.
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I have work as a leader in several organizations in uae with many different kind of peoples rest of all I was commander of 25 officers in military.
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I have worked several organization with many kind of peoples in uae as a security leader rest of all I was a commander of more than 25 officers in military.
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I being in Navy was a middle level manager and I was departmental regulator of Engineering department. I am a Submariner by profession and I have managed Submarines deployment for 1 year.
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I worked in hospitals, facilities management, Construction and Education fields as a supervisor and as a manager.
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I feel I can be a great manager by leading by example. I feel being able to do the task, not just pointing would make me more approachable, more open to ideas, for problem solving. Do that I have not had a managers role I trust that I will be learning from my senior management and directors for insight.
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I have managed 9 technicians in previous roles. Everything from training and career development to day to day activity management.
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I can handle large convention. I can handle my manegers absence.
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I work to inspire and motivate my team to have special company goal.
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I have been a manager at a senior level for 12 years having been a security manager with Unilever Zimbabwe, Cargill zimbabwe and Colcom.
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I have been a manager at a senior level for 12 years having been a security manager with Unilever Zimbabwe, Cargill zimbabwe and Colcom.
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I was assigned to the police academy which I was responable for up to 80 cadets, attendance, appearance schduleing, training, acudemic studies disapline and personal matters.
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I have worked (and I am currently working) as a property manager for rental homes since 1999. I have worked as a assistant manager for a retail store (Wilson's leather) during the summers since 2003. I have also worked in the capacity of a security manager for over a year.
Question 16 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
User-Submitted Answers
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First to control myself and study the situation from a general view define where is the dangerous come from then put the solution in order to reduce the risk.
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Any situation can be handled provided individual should stay calm and should not panic.
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Look into the situation, analyze how it created and discover the appropriate solution.
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First to control myself, study the situation or case from the general view then put the appropriate solution to reduce the risk.
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First to control myself study the situation from the general view define where is the dangers come from then put the appropriate measure to reduce the risk.
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First to control myself study the situation from the general view define where is the dangers come from then put the appropriate solution to reduce the risk.
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Controlling myself and consulting with the team to find the best solution. D not take any immediate action while under stress.
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First to control myself study the situation from the general view define where is the dangers come from then implement a appropriate solution to reduce the risk.
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Working in the security field has a lot of stressful situations, I guess in a way I work better in stressful situations, I guess in a way I kind of enjoy a challenge. Main thing is not to take it home with you, and don't let is rule over you. When I get home, I might stop by my daughter's house just to play and love on my grandchildren. My wife and I also talk to each other, she may not know what I am saying, but she listens and sometimes that is all you need to come back to reality.
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Discus with my senior person.
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Discus with my senior person.
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First to control myself study the situation or analyze where is the dangers come from then put the appropriate solution to reduce the risk.
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Assess each situation as it comes and give yourself enough time to introspect.
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During stressful situations I like to take a step back and analyze the situation before coming to a solution. I must be willing to remain non-biased and allow the facts to remain the most important aspects of any situation. I must remove emotion from the situation to allow for clear thinking and use my resources to my advantage.
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Normally whenever stress I will go for sports activity.
Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your leadership experience.
User-Submitted Answers
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I handle leadership roles head on, meeting the task set before me. As a leader, having interpersonal influence, taking the blame when things go wrong and learning from those mistakes.
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As a leader, I am a vendor of hope. I handle leadership roles as a way to inspire and stimulate others to achieve goals.
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As a leader, I am a vendor of hope. I handle leadership roles as a way to inspire and stimulate others to achieve goals.
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Follow the post orders, plan and organize wok in time frames work for healthy work environment regarding the employees.
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Being the eyes and ears to companies is the utmost one can have.
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I can not say no, while some one ask me for help even when I heavy workload.
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I will define the role of each security guard. the distribution of duties for each one according to his capability and the role require from him.
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It depends on the situation and there are lot of motivational tools to handle the same.
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I handle leadership roles as a way to inspire and stimulate others to achieve goals.
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I was a security supervisor for many years in the past, had no issues or difficulties acting as a leader.
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A leader has huge responsibilities to move his operation as a leader I inspire and stimulate my team to achieve goal.
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A leader has huge responsibilities to move his operation smooth, as a leader I inspire and stimulate my team to achieve goal.
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The leader has huge responsibilities to move his operation smooth, as a leader I inspire and stimulate my team to achieve a goal.
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As I am from defence background I handle them very efficiently.
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Being an example for my team members and applying the company policy without exemptions.
Question 18 of 25
Why did you choose to become a Security Manager?
User-Submitted Answers
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Because I am Security back ground and it suite me.
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I wanted to use my abilities to teach and train others in the field. I like to pass on things like integrity and the importance of communication. Also the importance of attention to detail.
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I like this profession and I have relevant experience for the same.
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I chose to become a security manager because it is more challenging and I have passion in securing IT systems.
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I have been a security professional for over 10 years.
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It is my profession from beginning I started build my career.
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Because I could make a great leader or superior for any organization.
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I like the profession as I started to build my carrier from the relevant field specially I feel satisfaction once I receive appreciation from someone for protecting their property and save their lives.
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I like the profession as I started my career through the relevant. Especially I get satisfaction once I receive appreciation from someone for protecting their property and save lives.
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I like the profession as I started my career with relevant and specially I feel satisfaction once I receive appreciation from someone for protecting their property or lives.
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As I am from the childhood engaged in security service, I have developed a self disciplined and security feeling in my blood. Thats why.
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I have all the capabilities that are required for the job and in additional, I have the experience.
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I like the profession as I started my career form the same rest of this I feel satisfied on the job while I receive apprecition from someone for saving their property or livces.
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I chose to apply for the Security Manager position because I feel I would be able to benefit the company by improving myself as a person with my skill level, and passing on my knowledge to a great team.
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I have a passion for what I do and also for securing critical systems and data.
Question 19 of 25
Why do you want to work for our company?
User-Submitted Answers
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I enjoy with that job since the i've a lot of experience on it.
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The role of protecting someone gives me peace of mind. Providing security to a vast number of people makes me feel like I have accomplished a goal and that is to protect.
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I want to be a head of Security.
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To protect lives and property.
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Because I am security is one of my field that I am experienced and good at.
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The role protecting someone gives me a peace of mind, providing security a vast no of peoples makes me a feel like I have accomplished a goal that is to protect.
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The role protecting someone gives me a peace of mind, providing security to a vast no of peoples makes me a feel like I have accomplished a goal that is to protect.
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The role protecting someone gives me a peace of mind, providing security to a vast no of peoples makes me a feel like I have accomplished a goal that is to protect.
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I think I can justify this field with my services.
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I find myself in this job and I like to interact with the others.
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The role of protecting some one gives me a peace of mind, providing security to a vast no of peoples makes me a feel like I have accomplish a goal that is to protect.
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Knowing that I may have saved someone, protected property, or just giving someone peace as they come to work let's me know I chose a career that will make me feel good about my life.
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To secure systems and protect the organization that I am beholden to.
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The role of protecting someone gives me a peace of mind, providing security to vast no of people makes me a feel like I have accomplished a goal that is to protect.
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I am career security professional having in the field for 23 years now. That's the filed l know. That's the field l have a passion for. Security is what l know best.
Question 20 of 25
Why is security important to you?
User-Submitted Answers
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People are the most precious gift each of us has. Being the eyes and the ears to companies is the utmost satisfactory experience one can have.
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Security is very important to all people in their life, not only for myself. Definition about security feild is too involved the human right being, situation, health and all the others.
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It's important because safety is first and foremost in anyone's life. Security is finances, in jobs, in life are all paramount in living.
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Security is the protection of goods and people and those two are the most important things in life.
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So that my/organisantion aim can achieved without hinderance and peacefull.
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Security is important to me because without security everything is always at the risks of being robbed, hurt, killed, or properties are being destroyed or ruined by bad elements of the society.
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It is important as without security one would be vulernable.
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People are the most precious gift each each of us has. Being eyes and cars to companies is the utmost satisfactory experience one can have.
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Security is important to me because I cant do anything meaninful under situations of fear of harm or death. I therefore need security to be sure that my life is safe to do whatever I want to do.
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Security provides the proper environment where everyone, from managers to lowly employees can work effectively.
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Because we can not live without feeling security and save.
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Its basically the protection of life and assets so I personally feel good to save life.
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If in case of fire, it could be a big business lost. Security is the most important for business success.
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Security is important to me because it helps protect sensitive and important information such as business plans and if the information is left unprotected anyone can access it and use it to cause harm to our systems or organisation.
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Security is important for all because if there is no security people cant be harm, rubbed, property destroyed.
Question 21 of 25
How have you responded to serious situations in the past?
User-Submitted Answers
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Through training and understanding that situations are real and people can get hurt, understand and evaluate the situation so that things will be done different in the future.
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Took a quick second to think everything, at this point every decision is critical and must be made with much thought.
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I have stayed calm and promptly acted for the necessary requirements in the situation.
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I have stayed calm promptly acted for requirement in the immergency situation.
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I have stayed calm promptly acted for requirement in immergency situation and solv the issue.
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I have stayed calm promptly acted requirement in emergency situation.
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By following the emergency procedures and being on the top of the incident to lead the security team members.
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Through my past training, first is by staying calm, each situation is different. For example we had a man come into one of our OKC stores while I was on the phone with an employee. I was watching this on the surveillance cameras from my Tulsa office. The man was clearly upset and was chasing a woman into our store. Next, he pulls out a knife and start waving it around. At this point I instructed the employee to hang up and call 911 due to being able to trace the call to their address in OKC. While watching, police arrived controlled the situation and I was able to contact risk management, my director, and manager. I obtained the time stamps and over the phone directed my manager to create a disk and show video of the incident. Duration of time from man running into the building and the time officers left 20 min. I also informed the police that he had a gun in his back pocket that they were unaware of.
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One employe stuck in elivetor idnt any idea hence I help my enggener and remove it.
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I have stayed calm promptly acted in emergency situation and save lives.
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Assess situation by situation and also going by standard operating procedures for the company.
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With diligence and professionalism .
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I have selected some of my subordinates trained them how to react during emergency situation.
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With a calm cool and collective thought process.
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Firstly we have observed situation calmly & then taken further action to protect any serious matter.
Question 22 of 25
How does this position fit into your career plans?
User-Submitted Answers
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Based on my current experience all new challenges and will be added to my previous experience, definitely it will add value.
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My career is designed in that I become a security director. I have trained all my life to get to this point where I may a security detail.
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It will give me exposure to the hotel industry and will also add outstanding experience to my career.
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Based on my current experience all new challanges and will be added to my previous experience, definitely it will add value.
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Based on my current experience all the new challenges and will be added to my previous experience. Definitely it will add value.
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Based on my current experience all the new challenges and will be added to my previous experience, definitely it will add value.
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It is the best time to be a security manager as I gained enough experience.
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This position fits very much into my career plans. I love what I do, being able to manage a team to improve each one of us as individuals, and as a company make me feel accomplished.
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Based on my current experience all the new challenges will be and added to my previous experience definitely it will add value.
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When l get into this role l know l would have reached the apex of my career as this is a big organisation and with this role this is actually the self actualisation of my career.
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It allows me to progress forward in my career.
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I am looking for a way to transfer my writing, leadership abilities, public speaking skills, management background and public relations expertise to a position within healthcare management. I am fascinated by the trends in healthcare and have a family background in medicine so the prospect of working for a hospital is very appealing to me. Ultimately, I have an interest in managing a security operation as a security director of a hospital but I see that as a few years down the road after I have further honed my skills.
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I have plan to continue my further studies in criminology so this position suits for my studies.
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The position fit well in my career plan since it comes with an increase on my income which will enable me to finish my program and study for a degree in security and risk management.
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Perfect I have always wanted to work for a very large company and run the security for them world wide due to my back ground.
Question 23 of 25
What security systems do you have the most experience with?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have 18 years experience in physical security, security management, security survey and risks analysis and training.
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I am professional set the security plans for sites, evacuation plan for sites and make the necessary training for staff in order to develop bespoke package that are geared towards prioritizing the safety of staff and clients in the event of a security incident.
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A-Pass for access control systems, CCTV surveillance system, Arch way, Xray, Sabre 5000, etc.
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Cctv, access control, walkie-talkie.
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I have approximately 16 years in physical security, I have knowladge about security management, security training, security survey, risk analysis, implement of security strategy.
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I have the 16 years experience in physical security, security leader, risk analysis, training, investigation, counter measures, security survey etc.
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I have the 15 years in physical security, security management, security survey, risk analysis, training.
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Turnstiles, Sentry and Patrolling, Frisking.
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CCTV Surveillance system & Access control system.
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I have the physical security experience around 15 years around 8 years of security leader security survey security management and other related.
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I have installed, repaired, and maintained systems from Honeywell for most of my career. Working with Ademco, and ProWatch sytems currently.
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Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Tripwire, Active Directory.
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Cctv, uvss, xray machine.
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Biometric and Proxnet access control systems, CCTV surveillance systems, Loss control systems, risk management systems.
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C*Cure800 and C8Cure9000 both PELCO and the HDVR camera systems.
Question 24 of 25
What experience do you have in security?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have over 14 years in security. I previously worked in corrections.
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I have oever 10 years experience in security work.
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I have 18 years experience in physical security, security management, security survey and risks analysis and training.
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I am an ex police officer in lowenforcement.
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I have 14 years experience in hotel industry as a security.
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Over 6 years in supervision and 3 years as a manager.
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For the past 16 years I have worked in the security alarm business. Before that I worked in the Security guard business for 8 years. Providing protection to property and personnel from medical facilities, to Military aircraft and everything in between. I understand what it means to sit at a post for twelve hours, walk properties, and just sit at a desk watching monitors.
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I have experience in securing databases, networks, and endpoints.
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I have experience in physical security, corporate investigations and fraud investigations.
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28 years in ems/law enforcement and fire rescue.
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10 years of field work as a line officer. 3 years as a security supervisor and a year working directly under a manager.
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I have managed overall security department in my previous and current too.
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As security execurtive preparing SOP 's as per company standard & adopting it on shop floor to effective implementation.
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I have 14 years of experience in security.. Through out my time... I have gain the high capacity levels of security knowledge.
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I have over 7 years in corporate environements, I have 18 months supervisory with an extra 6 moths supervisory experience elsewhere. Ive completed my security management diploma level 3, bifm level 4 award in FM and currently undertaking my nebosh general certificate.
Question 25 of 25
What do you enjoy most about your job?
User-Submitted Answers
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Threat perception, implementation of measures according to perception, counter measures, counter counter measures.
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Manage the security team and all the deliverables. Make sure that all work is done on time and within budget.
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Securing as the book guide say.
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Protection of life and assets as well as to enhance the guest vacation experience.
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Threat perception, implement of measures according to perception. Manage the security and all the deliverable to ensure the work is done on time and securily.
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Threat perception, implement measures according to perception manage the security and all the deliverable to ensure all the work is done on time and secure.
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Threat perception, implement of measures according to perception, manage the security and all deliverable to ensure the work is done on time and correctly.
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Manage all the security staff- supervise all the security activities- reporting all the incidents to the higher management- patrolling the premises- generating standard operating procedures- create job description. Investigating all the incidents- liaise with the external agencies.
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To me, I think the ideal job or task, as a Security Manager, is employees, and customers not even knowing my team exists until something arises, then I want them to remember our names and feel confident we will handle any request they may have.
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Threat perception, implement of measures according to perception manage the security and all deliverable to make sure all the work is done in time.
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Safety for the hospital and assets and for the security department. Corporate compliance and ensuring the staff are a direct reflection of my involvement. Leading by example and making sure the end product of my efforts are a security team that is professional, courteous and above all respectful.
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To manage overall security operation.
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To make sure all of our employees world wide are safe while at work.
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Providing safe & Secure enviorment to associates & peoplesin premises.
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Is to improve the security within the organization.

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December 18th, 2014

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