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Career Advice, Video Posts / July 6, 2011 by Hucky / 6 Comments
July 8, 2011 at 3:38 am
Hucky: Great video post, three very important points and a great learning experience. I like the video format. Keep safe.
July 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm
This clip is a neat little primer, but there’d be so much to say on this topic. I’m frankly sick of hearing those “why, oh why, can’t I find work?” cries, to be honest.
Yes, it IS a hard job to get into. But I don’t make too many friends when I advise people to first take a long and even harder look at themselves as job candidates. When lazy (or not willing to hurt feelings), I just point them to this site, but the truth is that few are interested in research and self-assessment.
The way I see it, bodyguarding is a little like show business that way: a niche job at which some very lucky few manage to make a very nice living while hordes of mostly unemployed dreamers can’t seem to ever “get a break”. And while there IS nepotism, favoritism, and randomness… the majority of the second group either doesn’t have the chops period, or just expect to be handed stardom without having to put in any kind of effort, like pay dues or study the craft.
I must add (but it could be an LA thing) that I do see a LOT of working guys out there who appear to have only size going for them! So there’s hope for some… provided that they can eat enough. 😉
July 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Shamuel you’re 100% spot on. It’s really unfortunate to see that so many individuals can’t follow simple directions.
July 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm
@Hucky Bingo on the > can not follow instructions part. we hire students from European universities(non security related also applies here)..we ask for a MAJOR IN MARKETING!! Who applies, majors in Management, majors in automation engineering.. So I ask my self,, your a BBA almost a graduate and you cant read?
We also have open applications with a minimal of security school (here in Finland it 9 Months adult education academy) female, Russian speaking, with a certificate in psychology or undergrad in psychology. Who applies? I just got back from Iraq 2 year tour in high risk cp position… I ask myself..did he run into a IED? and his head got banged up?
9 months security academy (in Finland this is security for guard or VIP protection LIC) psychology studies female Russian/English/Finnish speaking
What part of all this is hard to read?
hahahahah, that little clip was spot on pal.
July 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Alejandro, thanks for the solid contribution.
July 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Harlan, I’ll tell you one more reason, it has happened to me a lot of times, I am already tired and exhausted to hear it; you know what it is?…simple, APPLICANTS MUST BE USA CITIZENS ONLY; that’s it. Abroad companies don’t look at south American applicants, their trash can is full of our resumes; I am from Colombia, it has been difficult for me to get an abroad job; I’m still unemployed; and I am still keeping up my job searches day by day; so far no good results.
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