What types of questions are asked for a security guard interview?

What types of questions are asked for a security guard interview?
Security jobs in your ZIP code Listed below are several real interview questions which were commonly asked during a security guard job interview. You can click the questions to see their possible answers. You may also want to read the post on preparing for a security officer interview.

Have you ever been arrested?

Security jobs in your ZIP code This question is meant to ascertain your background. Be honest in case of any brushes with the law. Possible Answer 1: No, I have not. As an Eagle Scout, I know the importance of following rules. Possible Answer 2: No, as a member of the police force, I have always been on the right side of the law. I’ve gotten a couple of traffic tickets when I was in college, and I paid the tickets. That is the extent of my legal problems. Possible Answer 3: I do not have any outstanding arrest record. ...

Tell us why have left your former employers / want to leave them?

Security jobs in your ZIP code Alternate Questions: Why haven’t you stayed in one company? Why have you changed jobs frequently? This question will show your prospective employer your commitment to your job. Be honest and say it as you sincerely feel. Possible Answer 1: As you can see from my resume, I’ve been working as a customer support agent in XYZ Company for the past five years. During this time I have taken advantage of opportunities to improve my skills set – I have been trained in First Aid Courses, Security, HR, Accounts and Supply Chain Management. My current ...

What separates you from others interviewing for this position?

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. ...

What type of situations do you think will occur in a Security Guard job?

This question will show your understanding of the nature of the job to your interviewer. Be frank, succinct and if you have any questions, ask them. Possible Answer: As a major shopping destination in the neighborhood, I expect that most of the time I will be called upon to help the elderly, look for missing young children or maybe chase a few shoplifters. However, the threat of violence can never be ruled out. Our only option is to stay vigilant and avoid/avert any such incidents. For that to work, the security guard has to be proactive and not take any ...

Are you flexible enough to come to work in case of a two hour notice?

Alternate Questions: Are you able to work overnights? Can you work on weekends, late hours? Are you flexible enough to come to work in a short notice? For example can you come to work in two hours notice? Will you be here when needed? This is to verify your availability and to check out any other commitments or calls on your time. If you have a sick parent or a child who needs care, tell them now. Possible Answer 1: I am looking to build a career in security, especially given the threats we face from many quarters. I am ...

Have you completed any kind of military service?

This question is to assess your suitability for the job of security guard. Candidates with no relevant experience Possible Answer 1: I have thought about enrolling, but my parents wanted me to finish at least the community college. And when I got my associate degree, I got busy with my jobs. However, I know First Aid and am also a volunteer fire fighter. Candidates with relevant experience Possible Answer 2: As a veteran of the US Army Reserve, I have completed three years in active duty before opting for the reserve component, in order to stay with my family. Read ...

How do you handle stress?

Alternate Question: Do you have anger issues? If so, how do you deal with them? How do you control your temper in difficult situations? Possible Answer 1: I practice martial arts, which helps me to manage my anger, frustrations and stress. I think this will be very helpful when dealing with stressful situations in the public. It has helped to keep my cool and not lose my head in many challenging situations (you can give a specific example here). I also spend weekends doing something fun with my wife and children, which helps me to maintain my balance and focus ...

Security Guard Interview Questions

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Can you describe a situation where you had to deal with a difficult coworker?

Can you describe a situation where you had to deal with a difficult coworker?
This question is meant to show if you’re a team player or not. Possible Answer 1: I had a co-worker who used to come into work frequently wasted. He was going through a bad divorce and so everyone cut him some slack. Initially I didn’t have to work closely with him, but then we were assigned to the same project. When he showed up drunk and could hardly function, I had to take care of his work too, along with my own. I counseled him at first, and then cautioned him once. When he came to a meeting with the ...