You’re trained and experienced. You’ve got an outstanding professional resume, a few nice suits in the closet (and well-polished shoes). You have even teamed with a career coach to work on your interview skills. You’re all ready to go and get that fantastic Executive Protection or Celebrity Bodyguard jobâ€¦now what?
This is the point in your career where networking and research become vitally important. This field is not quite like any other. Rarely, do you see an advertisement in the paper that reads: “Seeking bodyguard for celebrity superstar. Call Beyonceâ€¦” with her phone number. Most work is obtained through word-of-mouth and your own hard work and perseverance. Most often, YOU must seek the employers.
One of the best tools available to help you do this is the Internet. Specifically, there is an online site that I have used and recommend for your employment search:
Contact Any Celebrity
For a small monthly fee, you can obtain contact information which will allow you access to the business managers, agents, and publicists of many celebrities. These are the people who need to have your resume on file. You can’t get the interview, if they don’t know you exist. I have personally used this database, and highly recommend it.
Remember, success in this career depends on your ability to be proactive, resourceful, and often creative in your search for the best-paying jobs. This site is a worthwhile tool to help in your employment search.
Also available in hard copy
Man, some might call this the “Stalkers Black Book.” Client might need to know this to beef up security efforts.
This is a a good book and good online resources, but there are several out dated resources still being published, don’t expect it always to be correct, you will have to still do a lot of foot work. Good Luck! Stay safe.