Bodyguard Jobs: By Doc Rogers
You’ve been to a descent bodyguard academy already, but still have not gotten work in the trade. You don’t need any more classes or specialized bodyguard workshops at this stage. This does not mean you will not continue to hone your craft. However, at present you need to go directly for what you need – go after the bodyguard jobs.
• Get directly in touch with the people doing the hiring.
• Let these people know you exist.
• Bring yourself to their attention to get hired.
• Demonstrate the value you bring to the table.
To demonstrate the value you hold by presenting a professional résumé. One that is well written and shows good training and work experience; hire a professional. If you are new to the trade and don’t have any background experience, show how your past employment has been a stepping stone and how it relates to you in becoming a professional bodyguard. Stress your bodyguard academy training and the additional assets you’ve learned. This will certainly demonstrate your value.
Next, is the old standby networking; I know you’ve been told this over and over, but have you really tried professional networking? Professional networking is one of the most important actions you can take in the bodyguard trade. It is vital to your success in the industry. Owners of executive protection, VIP protection, close protection and professional bodyguard company’s must network. For them to maintain success they network with other professionals in the trade to find agents for new assignments, to obtain new resources and contacts. They have no choice, same goes for you. Look at every opportunity as a networking event. You have to know the professionals who do the hiring in the bodyguard trade, because they hire the people they know in their network.
In order to get Bodyguards jobs, bodyguards need to start promoting, advertising and marketing themselves because they are the product. Nobody will hire you if they don’t know you exist this should be done in a discreet and professional manner. This includes sending out résumés, passing out professional business cards and again networking with industry leaders and senior veterans of the trade on the social media and bodyguard jobs sites. However, before you do any of these activities you must believe in yourself and the value you bring to the table. Get out and make contact, show ambition; let people know that you are a contender. Keep safe and God speed.