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What Do You Need to Become A Bodyguard?

by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978

The world we live in is becoming increasingly more dangerous by the day. The resources and personnel of law enforcement agencies are stretched too thin. This has led individuals to look to bodyguards for security and protection. This need for bodyguards has resulted in career opportunities that are unheard of before. Many people are rushing to fill these career opportunities.

But, before you rush out and apply for the next bodyguard job, you must prepare yourself. How exactly, you ask? Let’s find out!

Bodyguard Training

The minimum educational requirement for a bodyguard is a high school diploma. With this, you can attend schools that specialize in training bodyguards. After training at your bodyguard school, you can then begin to apply for bodyguard jobs.

Bodyguard Skills

You must know certain skills before you start your career as a bodyguard. If you lack these skills, you will only end up doing a poor job. Doing a poor job is the last thing you need as a bodyguard. A poor job will give you a bad reputation in the business. Once you have this bad reputation, you are finished in the business. This is because the bad reputation will precede you on your next job interview.

Wondering how to become a bodyguard? Below are some skills you must have:

1. You must enjoy planning. Bodyguards have to plan out their clients' movements. Let's take, for example, a bodyguard for a celebrity. A celebrity will normally attend a lot of events. The bodyguard must map out how the celebrity will arrive and leave events. He will find the best routes to follow. Along with this is figuring out exit strategies in case of an emergency.

2. You must have good people skills. The bodyguard job involves dealing with people. You need the skills to deal with people at different levels. For example, you could be the bodyguard of a business executive. Your client will prefer you to be able to hold an intelligent conversation with his or her business partners and clients.

3. You must enjoy being alone. There will be a lot of times where your job as a bodyguard will require being out of your client's way. It could be waiting for him or her at their home. In this case, you will have little interaction with them except to be on the lookout for any intruders. It may also be waiting out in the car by yourself while your client is conducting private business. Your client will simply not want you involved in what they are doing.

It must be pointed out that while your client may need some privacy, it does not mean you can let your guard down. You must always be watching for the first sign of trouble. This way, you can quickly respond to get your client out of any trouble.

These were some of the training and skills you need to become a bodyguard. There are definitely more. If you are interested in becoming a bodyguard, get yourself enrolled in a reputed bodyguard school and train hard!


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