Security Job Brainstorming

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  1. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    After an extended break, I’m planning on returning to work, changing fields, utilizing my Security Worker License, (for the first time since acquiring it 5 years ago). Pushing 60 in a few months, I’d prefer not to physically engage with the public, targeting a physical presence/watchdog situation over bouncer/mall cop scenarios. The majority of jobs are not posted or advertised...word of mouth, networking & a proactive job search, (inevitably knocking on doors), generally yield the best results. Another advantage of going in person to potential employers, is bypassing aspects of the resume screening process, delivering my physical & mature advantages, while making that important, first impression. At this juncture, I have a few good leads, but appreciate input & ideas for potential type workplaces to pinpoint?
     
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    Are you a member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security)? What industries are you looking to work in? I ask being a former Director of Security. Working security means a great many different things depending on what industry you're working in. A "guard" role, though the most visible to the public, is actually a small portion of an organization security/risk management program.
     
  3. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    No, I’m Canadian...totally different factors & rules of engagement. Trying to minimize any negative enforcement scenarios, in a potential workplace. I have a list, hoping for suggestions I’ve overlooked...thanks
     
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    My ex-wife's late husband was retired military, then went to work as a security officer at a U.S. currency facility, where they print money.(DUH!) Ostensibly they "protected" the plant itself, but I suspect they primarily ensured no employee would succumb to temptation.
     
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    Have you contacted the local Security Companies in your area ? They would have contracts with a variety of clients and flexible hours . . . "Observe and Report" .
     
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    I'm trying to understand the environment you're looking to work in. So what I've gleaned so far is basically you don't want any people contact. (BTW ASIS is a international organization.)
    https://www.asisonline.org/
     
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    Maybe some of your nearby music venues would be interested.
     
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  12. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    Live music/bouncer/physical removal, aint my deal...thanks
     
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    One word...CASINOS. It is the only security monitoring job that I can think of that pays well and you can avoid people contact if so desired. Over my life, I have been a shopping mall security director, prison guard, parole officer, nuclear securty responder / investigator, and even been on the security detail for a State Gov. and with the exception of the nuclear work, none of them paid worth a damn and the hours always sucked.

    You are correct about making contacts to find the jobs, but I have never seen a security industry that wasn't always struggling to find employees (low pay and bad hours) due to turn-over rates. I guess that is why I left that industry years ago.
     
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    Ironically, they’ve been buying up businesses in my locality...could end up working at one of them :confused:
     
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