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Kick-start your bodyguard career with these six steps

by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978

If you want to advance your career as a bodyguard, the six basic steps outlined below are all you really need. While they are simple steps, they may take you many months to complete. You must approach all of the steps with energy and enthusiasm if you are to succeed.

  • Get training

Choose your executive protection training provider wisely; don't just choose the nearest bodyguard training company to your home. Do some research, carry out your due diligence, ask for references, and make sure that the company is licensed.

  • Get licensed

To work as a bodyguard in the United States, you need to have a close protection license issued by the Security industry authority (SIA). The licensing is in two parts. First, you must have completed a recognized course and passed the course tests. The second part involves checks to ensure that you do not have a criminal record. If you can show that you have an exemplary record for the last five years, obtaining this license should not be a problem.

  • Produce a good resume

Your resume is an advertisement that should sell you and the services that you can provide. Your resume must be a perfect example of professionalism. If you can not create a resume to the standard, consider outsourcing this to a professional. It's not going to cost you a lot of money, but failure to do the same might.

  • Plan your attack

Gather as much information about the close protection industry as you can. You need to make a list of as many potential employers as possible. Start sending your resume out to the very best prospects first and keep records of where you have sent the resume and who you have spoken to.

  • Follow-through

Many people fail in their search for employment because they just do not follow up. Make a point of contacting everyone that you send your resume to as your aim is to secure an interview. You are far more likely to be offered a position if the employer has met you in person.

  • Stay current

Ensure that while you are on the road to becoming a bodyguard, you keep yourself abreast of current world affairs. Read as much about the industry as you can. This may pay dividends during an interview with a potential employer.


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