How to Crush Your Security Guard Interview

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The Security Training Center of Chicago has helped many security guards learn all about different aspects of security so that they can be the best guards they can be. When it comes to interviewing for a security guard job, what are some tips to do well at your interview? Here are some… First, show the… Read more »

What is Work Like as a Security Guard?

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What can you expect when working as a security guard? If you work with the public, in-person, you’ll likely either work at a door, desk or station or patrol an area on foot or in some sort of vehicle, like a car or golf cart. You’ll interact with all sorts of people. You might be… Read more »

As Cases Rise, Here’s How Security Professionals Can Protect Against COVID-19

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With COVID cases rising nationwide, what can security professionals do to protect themselves? There are several ways to stay safe… First, people should be washing their hands frequently. For security officers, this means washing hands at least every two hours, and when doing so, it’s important to wash hands for at least 20 seconds, using… Read more »

What Should Security Guards Carry On Their Person?

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What should security guards carry on their person? To be best prepared for anything that could happen, there are some essentials. Oftentimes, most items are attached to a duty belt around the guard’s waist. What are some of those items? First, it’s a good idea for a security guard to carry a flashlight– even on… Read more »

How Do I Become a Security Guard in Chicago?

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Are you looking for a new career path where you can help people and businesses feel safe? Have you considered becoming a security guard in Chicago? If so, you’re probably wondering what it takes to become one. If you plan to be an unarmed security guard in the state of Illinois, you first have to… Read more »

What Kind of Background Checks Can Guards Expect From Security Companies?

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Are you thinking of applying to work at/for a security company? What kind of background checks can guards expect? Well, checks depend on the type of guard job you’ve applied for, but there are some basics… If and when you want to be a security guard, your background will be checked. You will have fingerprints… Read more »

Keep These Things in Mind When Choosing a Firearms Instructor

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If you’re going to own and use firearms, then you should have some sort of training; What are some tips for choosing a firearms instructor? First, you’ll want to work with someone who is qualified to teach you all about firearms, including safety lessons and more. This means you should be looking for instructors who… Read more »

Common Misconceptions Regarding Security Guards

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What are some common falsehoods about professional security guards? First, there’s the idea that all security guards are armed with guns or other weapons. That’s false. Some have the training and certification (and legal ability) to carry guns or other weapons, and they’re known as armed guards. Others don’t, and they’re unarmed guards. Just because… Read more »

What Makes a Good Security Training Instructor?

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If you’re going to learn something, then you want a good trainer or instructor, right? This is true for many things, including working out at the gym, learning a skill or trade, as well as training to become a security officer. What makes a good training instructor? First and foremost, a good instructor knows their… Read more »

How to Become an Exceptional Security Guard

Training for Security Guards

What makes a great security guard? Well, first consider what makes a terrible one… If the guard isn’t punctual and doesn’t show up on time, or at all, for their shift, then that’s bad, right? If the guard dresses sloppily, how are they going to garner respect? What if they’re saying all sorts of sexist… Read more »