How to Land Your First Bodyguard Job?by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978
Once you complete your bodyguard training, getting your first bodyguard Job will be high on your list of priorities. However, there are a couple of things you need to do immediately after your training.
First, you need to apply for and receive your license before applying for any positions. Keep in mind that getting a license from the SIA (Security Industry Authority) could take as long as 12 weeks! You should bear this delay in mind if you consider giving up your regular job while waiting for your SIA license. It could well be many months between finishing your executive protection training and earning from your first bodyguard job.
The next step is finding that first job. Start with companies near you. When approaching local companies, interviews can be arranged easily and quickly. This will let potential employers put a face to your name, and because they know that you can be called upon to work at very short notice, this can have a very positive effect on your job prospects.
Send the CV out, wait a couple of days and then follow up with a call. Ask if they got the CV, tell them you would like to come along for an interview. At this point, they might say that they are not recruiting at present. In that case, start doing the exact same process moving further and further away from home, keep a diary and schedule a call to everyone who has your CV every four weeks or so and gently reminds them that you are there and looking for work. Some companies will be more receptive to your repeated calls, but if you feel that you are annoying a potential employer, then maybe increase the interval between calls to a couple of months or so.
Some newly-trained bodyguards find that securing that first bodyguard job after their personal protection training is the hardest part of their career and plenty give up before they do. The harder you work at it, the luckier you will get! Once you have the experience of that first bodyguard job added to your CV, the second job will be easier, and the third easier than that.
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