What separates you from others interviewing for this position?

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Alternate Questions:


  • What makes you more qualified than the other candidates?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • How would you benefit this company?
  • Why do you want to be a security guard?

This query is meant to showcase your strengths and weaknesses, as you perceive; and to highlight your special qualities or abilities that you bring to the job.
If you are experienced, you can point out factors that will help you.

Possible Answer 1:

If you have no experience: you can say that you are eager to prove yourself in the job, and grow with the company, building a career.

Do highlight any sports, martial arts training which will help you.

Possible Answer 2:

I am a veteran of the U S Army Reserve.

I have keen observation skills, can judge any situation in seconds and act accordingly to diffuse dangerous situations.

The security guard is the first line of defense in case of a mishap or attack. Having someone with my background can be the best possible defense for the company.

Answer 3:

I am a veteran street cop and my years on the street have helped me to hone the fine skills of people watching, taking a mental snapshot of everything and everyone in a room, not to mention the ability to anticipate trouble.

This will help me to identify the individuals most likely to create problems and deal with them as required.

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