Security Guard Interview Preparation Guide
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Security Guard related Frequently Asked Questions in various Security Officer job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

60 Security Officer Questions and Answers:

1 :: Explain me what would you do if a hurried visitor resists metal screening while entering the premises?

I am committed to provide exceptional customer service, therefore, I would convince the visitor to calm down and cooperate for the sake of their own security and that of the premises. If they still do not cooperate I would not allow them to enter the premises.

2 :: Suppose you are working as a security guard in a commercial building. What would be your first responsibility?

Screening people who enter the building, ensuring that they are not carrying prohibited items such as arms or drugs and generally looking out for suspicious persons, would be the prime duty in a commercial setting.

3 :: Explain me what made you decide that this is the career you wanted to pursue?

I never thought of wanting to be anything else since I have always been interested in and awed by security services.

4 :: Tell us what are some of your strengths on the job?

Here's a chance to talk about your top notch problem-solving skills, how you stay calm under stress, and your ability to prioritize in an emergency situation when multiple issues require immediate attention.

5 :: Explain how have you continued to expand your industry knowledge over the past year?

You can mention any security guard training courses you’ve taken, including elective or refresher courses you’ve completed to stay on top of the laws, regulations, and requirements of the public safety industry in your area.

6 :: Tell me what skills and qualities do you bring to the company?

There may be different interpretations to the question above but don’t let it throw you, it will be something very similar requiring the same answer.

What they want to know is if you can work well in a team, can handle people being aggressive towards you without retaliating inappropriately, have the ability to communicate effectively and accurately, ability to keep concentration for long periods of time, if you are trustworthy and reliable.

7 :: Tell me what experience do you have in this field and Security officer position?

☛ Speak about specific matters that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you do not have any specific experience, get them as close as you can.

☛ If you are being asked this question from your employer, you can explain about your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing in your previous job. You can tell about the programs you have developed and modules you have worked on. You can also tell about your achievements in different programs.

8 :: Tell us what is your physical condition?

Physical condition is very important for a good security officer. You can hardly catch a young burglar on his way out of the shop if you are not in a good shape. That’s why you should mention that you go to gym regularly and do at least some condition sports.

9 :: Tell me what would you do if you find out a coworker is accessing unauthorized files?

I will not stop him/her personally but I would immediately report to the supervisor.

10 :: Do you know what type of skills are required to work as a security guard?

Security guards need to be extremely vigilant as well as skilled in handling adverse situations. While they cannot enforce law, they can ensure that law and order is maintained. To work at this position, one has to be physically dexterous and possess an active mind. Additionally, one needs to be well-trained in using firearms in situations that demand extreme action.