By Doc Rogers
Whether you’re guarding a top CEO or A-list Hollywood actor it’s the same story; clients, their chief of staff or their managers don’t like amateurs or problems. They want to work with professionals.
They want you to show up on time, be dressed appropriately and act professionally. Not only treating the principal with respect, but also treating the rest of the staff well.
Prior to getting to this stage step back and take a good close look at yourself. How professional do you come across? Before you go to the BG interview you need to know with certainly.
The BG industry is very unforgiving. Take the time to smooth out any rough edges you may have and enhance your resume. Make sure your resume and cover letter screams “I am much better trained than the other guys, experienced, more professional, more dependable”.
If your goal is to make it to the top of the BG industry, it has to begin by becoming highly professional at this moment. Before anybody interviews you or chooses to hire you for a BG assignment. You need to decide immediately that it’s something you want enough to be willing to make the effort to really be prepared when the time comes.
Once you get that call that asks if you’re able for a BG assignment, it’ll be too late to start getting ready. They say in the industry you haven’t really reached the point of being worthy of the title “professional” until you welcome constructive criticism.
And you aren’t really ready to grow and become successful if you have a chip on your shoulder. Now is the time to establish yourself as a professional.
To become more professional put your ego aside and get down to business. Learn to take constructive criticism well; it aims to show you that the purpose of something is better served by an alternate approach or that the same goal could be better attained taking a different route.
Learn from this type of criticism. Polish your resume and cover letter and get additional BG training to fill in any skill gaps you may have. This way once that big moment comes along, you’ll be ready. Best of luck and God speed.
Thanks very much Robert! Hope you are doing well, very nice hearing from you.
Chris ! Thanks for the info, your comments are welcomed all the time ! keep up the good work in the South East Asia !
I’m glad to hear it Peter. Sounds like you are good to go! Keep safe and God speed.
Peter N Stanojkovic
Thanks for the tip Mr Rogers!
You pushed me one step…. I´m ready!
Keep up the good work.