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Whether you are separating or retiring from the military this article will assist you in making a
successful transition to the executive defense exchange as a corporate bodyguard.
Hard work, discipline and sound plans will be the best method to prepare for, find and maintain a
job as a corporate bodyguard. Your ability to achieve a level of success in this field is dependent
on your dedication to get there.
First of all, you'll have to start reassessing your existing skills aimed at entering the corporate
executive defense market. After you reassess your current skill levels or obtained extra
proficiencies you're ready to begin your career transition resulting in a rewarding job.
You will be evaluated on the particular strengths you have from functioning in the military. Your
marketable skills have to be corporately sound, meaning your abilities are adaptable to the
private sector and targeted towards the livelihood.
Market your current strengths, show they're transferable and have : A significant tangible return
on the corporate safety budget. This can be corporate lingo, the translation: "Your work-related
experience is considered good enough to prevent injury or kidnapping to senior management
under your protection." In the executive protection trade you are expected to provide a good
return on the company ¡s investment on your own.
Executive protection is looked at as being more cost-effective than possibly having high price
harm claims or ransom payments. Just being conscious of this fact is the first step in landing a
corporate bodyguard job and being successful at it.
You should also focus on developing the social skills needed for coping comfortably with top
businesspeople. Including courtesy, politeness and good manners, but always maintaining a
protective advantage that ordinary individuals don't have. Proper business attire is really
important. For men use a dark suit and a tie that matches and isn't to flashy. For females a dark
business pantsuit and closed-toe shoes is recommended. Look sharp and crisp at all times.
Finding corporate defense work entails being interviewed by lots of professional men with tender
sensibilities. These guys are looking for candidates that are self-reliant and have a cool head and
common sense. Use your inner field and strength from functioning in the army and adapt your
transferable strengths to the corporate executive protection landscape. Do not waste time on
matters which are non-transferable.
A well-planned and handled job search should include: Looking for corporate bodyguard job
opportunities in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, etc.. Do not just look in the jobclassified sections. Look for news articles and events in your region regarding corporate
protective chances such as stalkers or weirdoes devoting a local personality, corporate layoffs
and downsizings or company events including well-known senior executives and CEOs. These
news items are an often overlooked opportunity for corporate bodyguard jobs. Sending out your
resume to potential corporate employers both electronically and with quite important employers
by overnight courier to guarantee receipt to the suitable company individual. Getting
professional name cards made up with your name, address, and contact info. Give your name
cards out to many different people that you meet. Name cards are excellent tools to progress your
Creating "The right place at the right time situation" by socializing in upscale places where
powerful people go to boost your network of personal connections with key people.
Keep on reading and studying books on corporate protection, attending local safety association
meetings and corporate bodyguard workshops to raise your networking abilities. This may keep
you on the leading edge within the executive defense market.
After all your job search planning and management activities, you have secured an interview to
get a corporate bodyguard project. Your target needs to be to demonstrate your qualifications to
the position and show that you've got a cool head, common sense and are a corporate fit.
You must be able to articulate your credentials and experiences in a favorable way. Many
qualified applicants are passed over because of lack of meeting preparation and also the inability
to articulate a corporate fit.
However, your groundwork and former army expertise has made you a much stronger candidate.
You've prepared in advance for this particular moment. You have the presence of mind and also
the ability to land the job. Your strategy should now be to market yourself to make sure a job
Don't doubt yourself or your own company bodyguard qualifications. You should promote
yourself by assurance and from your past and present transferable strengths and adventures.
Communicate your recognized credentials as a consequence of your prior training and
knowledge. You should show you clearly meet the necessary corporate performance criteria and
that you're emotionally and physically up to the challenge of being a corporate bodyguard.
Immediately following your executive protection interview, write a thank you letter to the
interviewers. You may use email; however, sending a card is much more considerate. Offering
you e-mails and cards express gratitude for the chance and also reconfirm your interest in
working in the corporate protection unit. There might be several interviews, nevertheless if all
goes well, you'll be landing a corporate bodyguard job inside a high-speed, professional,
corporate executive protection unit.
Always have your goals in mind. Don't let anything hold you back again. If becoming a
corporate bodyguard is something you want, there's not any reason why anyone ought to bring
you down out of it. Never quit trying, and always do your best to succeed. When you reach the
top, don't ever think you've arrived. Keep trying for perfection. Create a plan, set a schedule and
get to work. Fantastic luck and God speed.