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Security Manager Interview Questions
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December 18th, 2014

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Security Manager Interview Questions
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What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a Security Manager?
 
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My greatest is my duty timing and will help me always.
 
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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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Where do you see yourself in five years?
 
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Il have risen through the ranks.
 
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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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In 5 years I hope to be a part of a growth oriented institution such as this one. I hope that I will be entrenched in the field that o love and continuing to build promote and enhance any organization that I am apart of.
 
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To move the business to a higher ground in training.
 
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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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What is the most serious conflict you have faced as a Security Manager? How did you handle it?
 
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One of serious conflict I was face in October when earth quick start and one of colleague was miss and responding of my phone, but soon I was found relax.
 
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A clash between a colleague and an official. Firstly I was calm and smilling when I approached both parties, I listen to both of their stories. I hjave to put my client`s need in front and make sure that our client left the building certicefied. And after I turn to my colleague and apologies maybe for not feeduing him/her with more knowledge.
 
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Having to reason with upper management about process.
 
4.
School Shooting. Working with all entities involved including the civilian population.
 
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Working with different people from ranging backgrounds has caused some conflict based on different matters of opinion. A creative solution to this would be to have a one-on-one with each subordinate and allow each person to provide feedback on what could resolve the conflict. This way you can determine whether the conflict is personal or professional.
 
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Are you okay with a background check?
 
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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.
 
2.
Yes I am fine with background check.
 
3.
Upsolutley, my hands are clean.
 
4.
Yes provided the results are also disclosed to me.
 
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Yes I will be happy because my background recommends you that I am always creative person.
 
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Are you a team player? What do you enjoy most about working with a team?
 
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Yes, I am adaptable to ideas and solutions that will resolulve a problem.
 
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More than one opinion and option for solving a problem.
 
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Yes. Listening to and evaluating different ideas and learning from other team members.
 
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The benefits of working on a team are best summed up by the say, "Many hands make for light work." Each individual of the team has their own experiences they can pull from. They each have their own way they have learned things. And when those individuals can come together and wrk as a team, to communicate well, and coexist positively great things can happen.
 
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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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How do you keep focused during your shifts?
 
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By having a lot of coffee.
 
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Need to know first when im starting my shiftg that what is my first priority for the day, what is it that I left last day that I dintgd get right or didn't finish.
 
3.
Experience not to be complacent.
 
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I am very alert during my shift also sleep good eat good securing good.
 
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By keeping to tasks until complete.
 
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How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late to work?
 
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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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Very important, it starts the day off right also it is expected of me.
 
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If I am on time than other staff will also come on time.
 
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It is very important to be on time on shift as coming in to work late will not give a good impression of you being a manager and the handover would not be done properly.
 
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Before you receive some hand over you must do your own inverstigation around the premesies and ask questions to the previouse staff. In thatg case il be able to know how to strat my day.
 
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Tell me about your experience.
 
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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 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 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've worked for you before and know the basics already.
 
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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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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
 
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Public speaking, conducting training exercise and seeking training opportunities.
 
2.
My greatest weakness is say yes to every one.
 
3.
Communication to all parties.
 
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Verbal communication in English. To improve it I am reading English newspapers and going to speaking classes and keeping in practice along with my colleagues at work who speak good.
 
5.
I still need to be a good and perfect leader which my seniority and perseverance on my job will lead me toward enhance it.
 
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What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
 
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I done surveillance training from imo and can handle.
 
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Cctv, perimeter fence, armed guards, turnstile, metal detector,
 
3.
I have worked mostly with cctv monitors with basic zoom and pan capabilities.
 
4.
Cctv, access control surveillance detection team.
 
5.
VICTOR client and Network Client.. Internet camera and even the cabled camera as well.
 
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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Because I have lost of experience in field of safety and security I will give full time and pull attention you people, that s way I am the best candidate for you.
 
2.
My public and private sector experience, knowledge, qualification, passion for the job and results based style of management.
 
3.
Past experience and present knowledge.
 
4.
I have amassed over 9 years of security knowledge and experience. I have a management background that includes retail and property management. I have several years experience working as a supervisor with direct management involvement in his absence.
 
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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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What motivates you to protect our customers, building, operations, etc?
 
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My training and experience to handle any and all situations.
 
2.
I like my job and I am professional in the security field.
 
3.
First of all we need to secure our place, we need to check safety of our place to install safety equipment like fire extinguisher smoke detector and provide clean envorment to the people. also make a good access control for staff and visitor. so we protect our buliding.
 
4.
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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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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Are you a detail oriented person?
 
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Yes very attentive to detail person to eneble to make correct judgement with facts.
 
2.
Yes.. Like to understand the cocenpt before commenting on it.
 
3.
Yes, I like to analyze and brainstorm as much as possible before reaching a judgement or solution.
 
4.
Yes, very attentive to detail person to enable make correct judgement with facts.
 
5.
Most of the time, but definitely yes, when it comes to operational plans, policy and procedures. They are put in place to inform and protect everyone involved in the organization.
 
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Tell me about your management experience.
 
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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 managed 9 technicians in previous roles. Everything from training and career development to day to day activity management.
 
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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.
 
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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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Managed a 1.5 million square foot warehouse for major client successfully.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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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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I can handle stressful situation through my honesty and hard work.
 
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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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Breathe deeply and look for the best options.
 
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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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Tell me about your leadership experience.
 
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I work to inspire and estimulate my team to obtain a goal I am always open to new ideas coming from my team as a leader I stimulate my team to achieve a goal.
 
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I will flow the policy and than I can handle leadership role.
 
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With responsibility and pride. Leadership is about listening and example.
 
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Forming and inspiring a shared vision, inspiring people and helping them achieve more and learning to lead as I progress.
 
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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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Why did you choose to become a Security Manager?
 
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I can say after school I developed an interest in policing and wanted to join the police force but later joined the army.After resigning from the army I thought I could utilize the experience I got from the army and pursue a career in security management since many organizations require such background.
 
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I have a passion for what I do and also for securing critical systems and data.
 
3.
I seek a position where I can have an impact. In this position, I will be able to impact fellow security team members in direction, implementation and leadership at all levels in compliance to the companies standards.
 
4.
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.
 
5.
I have been a security professional for over 10 years.
 
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Why do you want to work for our company?
 
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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.
 
2.
To secure systems and protect the organization that I am beholden to.
 
3.
What started out as a job turned into a passion. From my past experiences in the Military to the leadership roles in field engineering. I have found a career that fits my attributes.
 
4.
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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Why is security important to you?
 
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Security is important for all because without security everything is at a risk of being heart killed rubbed or property destroyed and damage by bad element of society.
 
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Having been a victim of identity theft and also having to clean up after a breach it is important to secure systems.
 
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Security and the implementation of a proper security plan ensures the protection of the employees and of the companies assets.
 
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Security is important for all because without security everything is at a risk of being rubbed, killed, hurt, property destroyed damage or ruined by bad element of society.
 
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Safety of clients no one wants to feel unsafe.
 
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How have you responded to serious situations in the past?
 
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With diligence and professionalism .
 
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I have stayed calm promptly acted for requirement in the immergency situation.
 
3.
I have stayed calm promptly acted for requirement in immergency situation and solv the issue.
 
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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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Yes, the critical incidents were major disasters, like wild land fires, train derailments, and those involving LE incidents, both tactical and preplanned.
 
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How does this position, fit into your career plans?
 
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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.
 
2.
It allows me to progress forward in my career.
 
3.
As a progression into this field after a very successful career in law enforcement.
 
4.
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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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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What security systems do you have the most experience with?
 
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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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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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Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Tripwire, Active Directory.
 
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C*Cure800 and C8Cure9000 both PELCO and the HDVR camera systems.
 
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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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What experience do you have in security?
 
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28 years in ems/law enforcement and fire rescue.
 
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I am an ex police officer in lowenforcement.
 
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I have experience in securing databases, networks, and endpoints.
 
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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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Very little in the private sector. My main experience has been through CPTED, or using personnel to accomplish the mission. Other areas that I am aware of include the physical, technical and administrative access controls are in place… such as fencing, gates, control points, locks, alarms/sensors, security cameras, security guards.
 
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What do you enjoy most about your job?
 
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Securing as the book guide say.
 
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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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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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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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