The author of this week’s Feature Story (THE ADVANCE) is someone who will be joining the BodyguardCareers.com staff as an ongoing contributor. Please allow me to introduce you to James A. Devino.
James is a seasoned and extensively trained Executive Protection Specialist, possessing over ten years experience conducting or supervising protective service details as a member of several federal law enforcement and/or security agencies. He graduated from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) special agent training program, a course of study which covered protective security advances, evasive driving tactics, protective choreography, special weapons, emergency medical basics, and protection communications. He has worked as a DSS special agent and has conducted special event protective services for both U.S. and foreign dignitaries, and worked as Special Agent and Special Agent Supervisor with the Coast Guard Investigative Service. James also possesses a Top Secret-SCI Security Clearance and is working toward his CPP designation via ASIS.”
He has his MA in National Security Studies from California State University San Bernardino, and a BA from Chapman College, Orange, CA.
James brings his unique experiences and perspective to Bodyguard Careers and we are pleased he wants to share his extensive knowledge and background with our readers.
I would also like introduce our Content Editor, Cynthia Uhrich. Cynthia is a writer, responsible for conducting the interviews, editing the stories and in general, makes sure the content is interesting, informative and concise. She also serves as “Virtual Secretary” writing letters, emails, and helping to keep us on track with our deadlines.
Lastly, I would like to announce a new very worthwhile service of Bodyguard Careers: Career Advancement Tools
I have looked at hundreds and hundreds of resumes, and have discovered the quality and professionalism in the vast majority of these materials to be sorely lacking.
I cannot overlook this fact. I have asked Cynthia to team with us and we are reviewing our extensive database of talent. As of June, we have been going through the database looking at every individual. We are assessing skills and examining carefully each resume that has been provided. She is then contacting applicants who have not submitted a resume. I have asked her to contact applicants who I feel are working with employment materials that are inadequately, or poorly representing their skills, training, & strengths. We are offering an opportunity to improve the odds of obtaining employment–by improving the Resumes and Cover Letters. We are also offering One-on-One Career Consultations and Mock Interviews.
BodyguardCareers.com is dedicated to providing the best information available to individuals who are either in Executive Protection, or who are interested in working as a Bodyguard/EPS.