Scope out these tips to build your next CV
Whether you’re new to the security industry or a seasoned officer, your CV needs to be solid, presentable, and catch the eye of the right people. These tips can help do just that.
Mention special training
Through previous jobs and courses, you may have special training for the use of equipment such as handcuffs and tasers, or physical contact restraint methods. Make sure they are listed, as it could set you apart.
Patrol the format
Is your CV readable? It should be easy to scan and digest so that hiring managers can clearly see your experience and passion for the role. Keep the format simple and easy to follow. List the most pertinent jobs and describe your most notable accomplishments achieved through each one.
Strengthen your opening statement
Make a powerful impact from the beginning by summarising your experience and abilities. Hiring managers don’t spend long on each CV, so if you want to land your next security role, be sure this statement stands out.
Don’t forget skills
Security and safety officers need to have strong attention to detail to be aware of subtle changes in the environment as well as deductive skills to respond to emergency situations. Concisely note down all skills you possess.
In security roles, a simple error can lead to serious issues. Read through your CV at least twice in order to catch any mistakes. Reading aloud can help you spot any errors or lengthy sentences that need to be condensed.