Bodyguard Careers v2 (New Site Design)

Hello there.  This is Jeff, the mostly silent other half of Bodyguard Careers.  Whereas Hucky serves as our face to the outside world, my role with Bodyguard Careers is mainly behind the scenes.  I am the geek who writes the code that makes this site work.  I am also the one with the sunglasses on in the photo below (from my first and only Executive Protection assignment).

I am writing to you because this past weekend, we decided to roll out a new design for the website.  I’m sure you have already noticed, but I wanted to call your attention to the several new features that we have added to the site, as well as a new three column layout.  We are hoping that this layout makes it easier to find information without scrolling, and it also gives us a lot of open space to add cool new features to the site (like the poll to your right).

A lot has changed since we first launched this site back in 2005, including my ability to quickly implement new features within the WordPress platform (that is the software we use for this blog).  Bodyguard Careers was actually the first blog I ever created with WordPress, and since then I have helped implement WordPress on more than 30 other sites.

In addition to maintaining the blog, we also implemented a fully functional resume tracking and candidate management system behind the scenes to aide in job searches.  Did you know that our bodyguard resume database has 1301 resumes?  There’s a good chance that is the biggest in the industry!  We have also had over 2400 people sign up for our weekly email list.  We are constantly humbled by the quality of the community surrounding our site.  We couldn’t do it without you!

With the new redesign, we have a great opportunity to further improve the community around Bodyguard Careers, and I am seeking your help.  Is there anything that you want to see us add to Bodyguard Careers?  Is there anything that you don’t particularly like about the new design (and don’t say you don’t like the advertisements, because they pay the bills and aren’t going away!)  I am looking for honest feedback on how to improve the site, and I think with your input we can make truly make this site “world class.”

If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, please fill out the new contact form or leave a comment below.  I will do my best to implement your suggestions, as long as they fit into Hucky’s master plan. Afterall, this is his baby!

Stay Safe,

Jeff

  • http://www.holifield-security.com Leonard

    Dear Jeff,

    Thank you for the heads-up on the new website. I read the columns frequently,
    great job! I am an executive protection specialist currently residing in
    Acworth, GA. You may remember back in 2002-2003 the Chief Justice of the Alabama
    Supreme Court, formally known as Judge Roy Moore aka the Ten Commandments Judge
    (he place the two ton granite monument of the ten commandments in the rotunda
    of the supreme court) which gained national attention; I served as his Chief
    Security Officer and bodyguard during that time. Let me know if I can ever be
    of any service to you and Bodyguard Careers.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Prof. C. Holifield, CPS

  • Damian

    I am a current Bail Enforcement Agent and prior service Counter-intelligence analyst in the US Army. I specialized in convoy security on my 16 month tour of Iraq. I was looking over your newly updated website and the one change I would make would be on the job postings make headlines, for example:

    Personal Protection
    Location
    Salary
    For More info click

    Then make it so you can click on it to get all of the details rather than just having it all listed already.

    I also noticed under the Bodyguard Topics you have Personal Protection Jobs with 136 listed but when you click on the link the next page only has 4 listings and you can not advance to the next page. I also noticed that one of the listings under the jobs is actually an article.

    Respectfully

    Damian Plioplys